Okay, y’all. I’m vlogging again today. 🙂 It was just too much fun chatting with/hearing from you about the living room on Monday, and I have some new things to show you in there today!
Now, here’s what else you need to know:
1. Another reason I don’t want ceiling-height cabinetry on the sides of the fireplace is because I want the fireplace to “win”. Meaning, I want to the fireplace to be the main focal point on that wall. Think of the cabinets as it’s soft-spoken sidekicks. 🙂
2. The doorway between the living and dining room is not 11 feet wide….it’s 9′-2″ wide. Oops. :-/
Equipped with that new measurement, I did the math. I measured one of the (50″ wide) curtains hanging in our dining room. It’s only about 10″ wide all “stacked” together. Sooooo, if I use 60-ish inch wide panels (that measure 12-14″ wide when they’re pushed together while hanging) it’s totally possible to cover that 112″ inch wide doorway! Woo hoo! 😀
So here’s what I’m pondering now: Do I want curtains that can be pulled across the doorway opening for privacy (a couple times a year?), or do I want to skip the curtains and maximize my storage by building 3-and-a-half-ish-foot wide cabinets that almost completely span the width of those 4-foot wide walls?
I do love the idea of breaking up the vertical space on that side of the room with some more softness, but man I’m a sucker for storage too. Hmmmm. Choices, choices.
Thanks for thinkin’ with me!
PS- Our house didn’t come with any window treatments when we bought it (3 years ago), so I’ve been slowly but surely dressing the windows since then. I’ve been using these curtain panels (in Sandalwood) and these window shades (in Buckeye) whenever I see a good deal. For instance, the last 4 shades I bought were during a 35% off sale that included free shipping and when you bought 3 shades, you got 1 free. They seem to have those kinds of sales quite often, so definitely keep an eye out if you’re in the market for something similar!