Curtains Curtains Curtains Curtains!!

Our curtains have been a long time coming.

Curtains in box

The very first {& only} picture you’ve seen was back when I was obsessing over the paint color in August! When I shared my headboard inspiration I mentioned that the curtains were theatrical drapes but didn’t post any other pictures. Well folks, that’s all about to change!

The box as it arrived on August 26, 2009 –
Curtains in plastic

Curtains on chair

They’re 6’wide by 10′ long authentic theatrical drapes from UsedTheatricalDrapes.com. Not the most creative URL but certainly easy to understand & remember.

Curtains spread out

They came with ties instead of grommets but you can’t be super picky when shopping secondhand. And secondhand with drapes like these is definitely the way to go! At only $100/panel, they were far less expensive than having something custom-made.

Ties on curtains

Curtain ties

While the panels weren’t ridiculously expensive, we didn’t get so lucky with the curtain track. Because the curtains weigh roughly 16lbs each, we needed heavy-duty track. And because I’m picky & wanted it to look authentic, theatrical curtain track was in order. After shopping around, we found the best price from I.Weiss.

They don’t usually do residential installations but I promised I wouldn’t be upset if there were ding-marks in the metal or any other non-mechanical imperfections. I was VERY happy with the results.

Without further adieu….

OUR CURTAINS!!!!

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They uploaded looking a little yellower than they are in person. I think the light bulb is casting a bit of a yellow glow too. In real life, they match our bed skirt & rug very nicely {see the above pictures}.

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Two panels for the bedroom.

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A 3rd panel for the closet makes it look like one LOOOOONG wall. There’s no door separating the bedroom from the closet, just a doorway. I love how it carries the eye right through.

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Our dads & my brother hung them up a couple weekends ago and I LOVE them. L.O.V.E.

They were the biggest indulgent splurge for the room but ~ what’s that??? Oh, yes. LOVE.

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Oh and they glide like a dream! Like BUTTAH!

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finished closet with curtain

Yum. Whatcha think??

Update: Here’s how we installed them!

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19 Responses to Curtains Curtains Curtains Curtains!!

  1. Love it as well!!! Glad I was there (stuffed up in among the rafters and insulation)!! Love you!

    • Dad "A" says:

      This was a fun installation for your father and I (though we weren’t the ones stuffed in a sub-freezing attic, laying in the insulation for 2 hours! 🙂
      Helluva job Digs. Ah… to be young again!

  2. They look fantastic! You also have a little extra insulation from the cold, too!

  3. Kim says:

    I love it. I have to admit, I was curious about how this would look. But, of course, it’s perfection! I love the creamy color and I’m just jealous that they slide “like buttah”

    Go girl!

  4. Quinn says:

    I love the whole concept of using theatrical curtains – I’m headed over to the site to check it out – and also I love the way you hung them. Could you post a longer shot???

  5. Lily says:

    You had me at curtains 🙂

    Looks great!

  6. I love them! Who knew that such heavy-duty drapes could be so affordable?

  7. You certainly know how to make a statement! I love your creativity and they look GREAT!!! Congrats on having the more unique window treatments around.

  8. Erin says:

    love them! cant wait to see them in person on Friday!!!

  9. i actually love the ties – more character and softens them a bit. super fun!

  10. Carlyfaye says:

    Nice! Those should help keep the drafts out – I’m jealous. We have cold wind coming in through our brand-new windows and electrical outlets. Even though we’re renters again, I’m about ready to say, “screw it!” and grab the caulk gun.

    Hooray for cozy window treatments!

  11. They totally make the window! Love it!

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