Last Remodeling Project: New DrapesIt took a good two months before I was able to obtain the 300-thread Egyptian Midnight Blue 100% cotton material I wanted for the bay-window's custom-made drapes. I ordered the material four times and the seller(s) either lied, grabbed my money, then claimed the material was 'back-ordered' or purposely sent the wrong color (Teal Blue, a very light washed out blue). I finally found the material from a small independent fabric wholesaler and he gave me a very good price. The yardage arrived within a week of the order and today was the day I sat down to measure, cut, sew, hem and hang the drapes. The bay window faces the west and lights up beautifully by two p.m. each day casting the room in a beautiful blue light.
Over the last ten months I undertook a complete remodeling of my apartment. Today it looks nothing like it did last year. The new features include a custom made loft bed that stands six feet tall and required a separate custom-made set of stairs for entry. In the living room I added a hand-woven Oriental 10' X 15' rug from China, hired carpenters to create two custom-made dressers, replaced every door within the apartment with louvered double-doors, added a new shower and toilet, Turkish sheet towels, light fixtures and probably fifteen gallons of white semi-gloss and flat paints.
The work on the apartment is now done. Here are the new drapes: