I made them about 10 years ago with Laura Ashley fabric from a closing down sale. I loved the classic style of them in our high ceiling room but I am tiring of them now. I have not had any spare money to frivolously change them but it is always in the back of my mind.
Then two weeks ago I passed a barn shop called Stanway Fabrics on the way to work. I had never been in there but I knew it was full of top quality fabric which was all way out of my price range. I thought next week, I must call in there just for some inspiration.
The next Friday, there was a sign outside saying "75% off everything must go" It closed at 4pm, it was 3.45 so I pulled in.
I chose a fabric which was reduced from £36.99 a metre to £7.50!!!! I thought I needed 10 metres. I begged them to keep it for me until Saturday.I needed to measure the windows.
I drove home. Measured my windows. Rang them back.
They cut it. I ordered lining and tape... In the space of 30 minutes I had made a complete impulse purchase without any family negotiation. Whoops!
The next day I drove out again and picked up the whole lot for £112.00. (That was actually my car fund money to sort out my dodgy handbrake but I will just have to leave it in gear for a bit longer!)
So two days and a paint job later I thought I should really try and sell the other curtains on ebay, we should not waste resources should we? I put them in for a cheeky buy it now price and sold them within the hour. BUM! I now have no curtains...
This is how we are living at the moment. I will be back with a ta dah! in a few weeks time. 100% silk curtains in a freshly painted room, sometimes impulse buys are the best. But I seriously need time to get this sorted out so I will take a little decorating blog-break if you don't mind. Speak soon. Thanks everso.