So our dining room drapes. A little stodgy. Not much fun. You know what *is* fun? Window treatments from Crate and Barrel.
|It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiney day!|
The Bella Porte 96" drapes in Citrine. And for a paltry $140 per panel, they were mine!!
Kidding, kidding. We'd need to buy four panels. $560 on drapes before taxes? I think not.
But sheesh, I love the look of these drapes. And I can't help but think they would look so bright and soft and modern and fun(!) without assaulting your eyeballs with color or overpowering the country-chic vibe going on in that dining room. I wondered if I could find similar fabric; you know, maybe try to make them myself (read: with lots of my mom's help). I turned to any internet savvy person's best friend: the google. And what do you know, I found the fabric!
Dwell Studio's Bella Porte in Citrine.
|This Bella doesn't constantly bite its lip.|
Good news: I found it!
Bad news: It's designer fabric. $$$
I considered some other geometric prints in a similar shade of golden mustard yellow, but didn't find anything I liked near as well as this fabric. So I decided to just stick with the program and try to get the fabric I really loved at the smallest possible cost. The best deal I found was from Fabric.com, and even then it was listed as $18.98 per yard. Not exactly budget-friendly, considering I'd need 11ish yards (12ish if I wanted to leave wiggle room for boo-boos or have leftover fabric for pillow covers or the like). And try as I might, I couldn't find any coupons online. Just purchasing the fabric would end up being about $230 before tax! Still cheaper than Crate and Barrel, but not cheap enough to spring for it.
So in the meantime I signed up for Fabric.com's email list, hoping for an amazing coupon. I also visited Crate and Barrel to see the drapes in person. My aim was to make sure I loved them as much in person as I did in my head, and to see what their construction was like- thinking that if I was going to make two sets of these curtain panels, I'd want them to look as Crate & Barrel-ish as possible. Yeah, I loved them in person. And yeah, they looked pretty easy to make. Too easy to pay five hundred sixty ever-loving dollars for, that's for certain.
After nearly a month of watching for an email coupon, I got the one I was waiting for.
Twenty-five percent off purchases of $150 or more. That's me, baby! I went ahead and pulled the trigger. That coupon knocked almost $60 off my total! $185 for four 96" curtain panels I can do. It's still a smidge over $46 per panel, which makes me cringe a little if I think about it too hard, but sometimes when you are totally in love, the money is worth it.
That means that I am saving about $445 (before tax) to make these babies rather than buy them. Ahhh, that eases my guilt a little.
The fabric arrived yesterday and I love it more in person. As if that was possible. I can't wait to start working on these drapes! Oh wait, there's a paint can with my name on it out in the garage. I guess I'll wait to start working on the drapes until after I'm done painting trim outside!