Two years ago when my friend Kristen came overnight to visit and babysit the girls so Paul and I could go out for Valentine's Day, we went to Ikea and she bought me a belated birthday present: a cool salad bowl and some curtains. Yesterday, Paul and I finally got around to hanging them! Part of the delay was that they needed to be hemmed, because for some strange reason Ikea only sells curtains that are 90-something inches instead of the more standard 84" or whatever, but at least they provide an iron-on hemming strip. The other thing was that we wanted to paint before we hung curtains, and we finally got around to that last September (ah--the day that will forever be etched in my memory as the last day the girls ever napped. Sigh...). Anyway, for the first time in my adult life I have a living room with curtains! I'm so excited.
It's hard to see in the picutre, but I love the dark burgandy color with the paint color, which is kind of a brown with a very slight olive-y green tint. Anyway, the colors look awesome together. And I love the cast iron rod from Pottery Barn.