Today's post comes to you live from my sweltering attic space. The heat index is currently 116 degrees here. And even though I have my air conditioner on full-blast, the rising heat does not make for a cool attic. I'd hang out downstairs in the living room... but it's too cold down there. (I know, I know...) So I'm hanging out next to my air conditioner up here, bouncing back and forth between comfortable and a little sweaty. Enough complaining, though... I've got an iced coffee to drink and blog post to write!
So on a recent daytrip home to visit the fam, I rallied my mom and youngest sister to hit up the local Goodwill for some treasure-seeking. (I was feeling the urge to spray paint some candle holders, picture frames, figurines, anything!) I didn't find anything to spray paint. But I did stumble upon some gorgeous vintage drapes. Long (like 7 feet!), wide (like 5 feet!), heavy, damask, brocade-like, turquoise-on-chartreuse, vintage drapes. These babies are gorgeous.
The photos don't even do them justice. They're shiny and luxurious. Not to mention flawless. Seriously, these musta been hiding in someone's attic or cedar chest or something for the last thirty years. They're in perfect condition. Not a rip. Not a hole. Not a smoke or pet smell. I am beyond smitten with them. They were practically made for my current decor and color scheme of blues, greens, and teals. Oh... and the best part... I snatched 'em up for a mere $6.99. For the pair!!
I carried the curtains around Goodwill for the duration of our visit. I also told my mom that if I ever ended up broke and without any clothes, I'd just have the vintage curtains turned into a dress. It worked for my role model Scarlett O'Hara, didn't it? (Thank goodness my family loves me and can put up with my embarrassing quirks. The other shopper probably thought I was loony.)
The windows in my attic are too low and close to floor for such long, dramatic drapes. And I'm just not feeling too keen on hanging them on the windows over my stairwell. I'm really wanting to figure out a way to hang one of the drapes (or both) across the entrance to my bed nook. Yes, that is the princess coming out in me. I might hang the other across my closet since it has no door.
For good measure, here's some inspiration I scrounged up:
These blue and white damask drapes are equal parts cottage and chic.
These drapes hung at the head of the bed give off vintage country vibes.
|Elle Decoration UK|
Long drapes that pool on the floor and a beautiful mural in the background set a rustic, romantic mood.
Or minimal ones like these soften an industrial, minimal space.
Now we're talking "princess." How grand are all the drapes in this chamber?
Here's an example of drapes closing off a bed nook! So cozy. :)
And this chaise lounge framed by drapes is just jaw-dropping gorgeous and glamorous.
Stay cool, lovelies! xoxo