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Friday, November 14, 2014

Storybook Cottage Kitchen Curtains ~ Sneak Peek

I’ve been thinking about what kind of curtains I would like in our kitchen.

cafe curtains

I love the idea of traditional café curtains.

The kitchen has one window over the sink that looks out onto a….large tree trunk. Um, yeah, that tree needs to go STAT before the next storm takes it down or it wreaks havoc on the plumbing.

Because it could be so pretty.

cafe curtains

We also have a large bay window The strange perch below is too low to be a window seat. Since the area extends beyond the foundation it really shouldn’t/couldn’t support the additional weight. The dogs have claimed it as one of their prime lookout spots so it may become the worlds nicest dog bed.

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Of course I could turn it into a little herb garden….

These cafe curtains are an essential for a bright kitchen like this one. The beige looks really nice when paired with the green plants. The cafe curtains block out enough light that it won't blind you while you're eating but still lets you enjoy natural lighting.

The adjoining utility room might get something a little like this:

I picked up some inexpensive tension rods. I already had the ring clips.

french pleat café curtains in the kitchen

If you follow me on Instagram last Wednesday viewers were given a sneak peek of the antique linen and trims that I have in mind for the project.

Now if I can just find my sewing machine….

Laura

16 comments :

Karena Albert said...

Laura, just my kind of kitchen! Very French feeling and the topiaries are lovely!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Laura I love all of your inspiration photos and the little peek you gave us...can't wait to see more!!

openid said...

Laura, I love the big bay window and the thought of Rudi and Franz sunning themselves there. :) {I think it's a big enough space to accommodate herbs and dogs!} The simple cafe curtains above your sink will look stunning. I am swooning over the antique linens and trims. That will be a utility room to adore for sure. {I must get on instagram.} Your Friend, Deborah

Auntie Em said...

The more light the better in a kitchen...unless you need to block out the summer heat, of course. What a lovely spot for the puppies. I have a feeling that no matter what you decide to do with that space, it's too late. They have claimed it and will probably Hope you are finding some 'me' time in all your renovations and things are getting settled down.

PS. Hope Grandma Jingles is feeling better! Sending good thoughts out for her!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Can't wait to see more. I am sure it is fabulous.

Delores Arabian said...

I love cafe curtains in the kitchen! So much inspiration!
-Delores

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

What a great use for your antique lace. Cant' wait to see the finished product!

Hena Tayeb said...

that kitchen is gorgeous..
the lace on the curtains will be the perfect touch.

bettyann said...

looking forward to you reveal..

GSGreatEscaper said...

My sister has a window like that in her LR where she keeps her plants - and they thrive there! Which way does it face?

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think that going by your sneak peek they are going to look just lovely, Laura! Can't wait to see them. Better get looking for that sewing machine! : )

lynn cockrell said...

Whatever you do, Laura, it will be beautiful! I'm glad things are falling in to place for you at The Cottage. I will surely enjoy watching your progress. I have a weakness for laces and trims, especially vintage or antique ones and the ones you have in mind are wonderful! Wishing you a great weekend!

Debra@Common Ground said...

I have kitchen curtains on the brain, too. Probably better forget about the herb garden in the window spot. If the dogs have claimed it, you'll never get it back...completely! ha ha! same with kitties.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love that bay window! You have lucky dogs ;)

Karen L. Bates said...

Oh, the possibilities!! How fun....can't wait to see what you create.

angie said...

danke für die schönen bilder und liebe grüße von angie aus deutschland