Our dining room has been a slow work in progress since we moved in like six years ago. And when I say slow, I mean slooooow. It just took me exactly a year to order and hang bamboo blinds on the windows in here!! But they're finally up and I think they look awesome:)
If you remember, last April, I stole the drapes from the living room where I didn't really like them and moved them here into the dining room, where I really like them. In that post, I also mentioned that I wanted to swap out the ugly plastic roller shades for bamboo blinds, but had hit up all the local suspects (Lowes, Home Depot, Target, BB&B) and wasn't finding what I wanted or the right size. Blogger buddies Carrie and Casey both commented that they had always had good luck with Overstock, so I checked them out and immediately found something to fit the bill (thanks, guys!)...the Tuscan Bamboo Roman Shade (27" x 54") for only $21.99 each! Sweet.
Oh gosh, they look sooo much better than those old roller shades. We don't really need huge privacy in here, so I'm not too concerned that you can still see slightly through them from outside at night. I mostly wanted something that looked good and would provide a bit of screening if we are actually in here dining at night, or working on a project at the table, having a party, etc.
I do have one question though. I haven't yet installed the little cleats that hold the pesky, long cords yet. Where do you guys usually put them? Just somewhere sort of halfway up the window casing (on the right side of the window)?
Here's a before and some afters of how this room has come along. Here it is when we moved in:
Then after we painted, bought some furniture (sorry about the puzzle!), redid the floors, got new lighting, and found a rug:
Here's after we hung up the drapes, but still with old roller shades:
And now with the new bamboo blinds! (Sorry, couldn't take the "after" shot from the same angle because of the complete construction zone that is the table from working on our new baseboards, which you can see a bit of here!)
Psyched that I can cross this item off the to-do list!