Thursday, January 26, 2012
Can't Find Those "Just Right" Barkcloth Drapes? Look To Space Age Synthetics! Status: Stylishly Modern.
I don't find cool drapes often at the thrift stores but when I do I don't bother measuring or looking for small holes. Oh sure, I'll unfold them and see what we have but I don't think I've EVER put a set back.
These four panels are tall and narrow. Enough for two tall windows or, with a little work, for
short windows! It's a shame that, unlike barkcloth, these really can't be used for upholstery.
You could make throw pillows out of them but they aren't going to be very comfy. It's best to
leave these for their intended use.
I just love the mod pattern. I'm gonna say this is an architectural / garden print. These drapes
won't block much light. They'd be great for a window in front of a sink in the kitchen.
Unfortunately I haven't got a window in front of a sink in either house! 0 for 2.
I've got another set similar to these in the spare bedroom filtering the light coming through the
very tall, very skinny front windows in that room. They were a set of two panels that were
intended to be used on one window but since I don't need to ever "open" the drapes on these
windows, I just used one on each window. Ta-Da!