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Before and After:  Kitchen Window Treatment Upgrade

Before and After: Kitchen Window Treatment Upgrade

Looking for a way to upgrade your kitchen without spending a ton of money.  Read on for a peek at what I did in my own kitchen recently…

This is my kitchen “before.”  Not completely “before” – you should have seen the avocado green appliances and retro tile backsplash we inherited!  But, this is what it looked like this summer, before I removed the fruit wallpaper border and replaced the window treatment.

kitchen before photo

kitchen valance

There’s nothing wrong with the valance we had.  In fact, I’ve lived with them on both of my kitchen windows for nearly 11 years.  But, I wanted a shade on the windows in my kitchen – something we’ve never had.  The morning sun always seems to get me in the eyeballs as I make my toast, and it would be nice to have a little more privacy when it’s needed.  Not wanting to give up the softness of fabric, and knowing I would likely keep the shades open most of the day, I chose a relaxed Roman shade from The Shade Store.  It’s casual, offers privacy and light control when needed, and creates its own valance when it’s fully raised.

kitchen after

kitchen roman shade

I love the result – what do you think?  The blue fabric adds freshness to the room, without overpowering it with color.  And, the birds on the fabric…love them.  (It’s a Robert Allen fabric called “Vintage Plumes,” available through designers and at The Shade Store).

So, here’s the bottom line.  I removed a wallpaper border and painted the kitchen walls in “Biltmore Buff” by Sherwin Williams. I removed the valances and rods, and replaced them with Roman shades, custom made for the space.  Voila!  Definitely an upgrade, and definitely budget-friendly.  Win…win.  🙂

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2 Responses to Before and After: Kitchen Window Treatment Upgrade

  1. Looks great! Little things can make such a big difference! My kitchen window looks just like yours (but I don’t have a shade or anything) and my sink is right under it, so it totally threw me off when your sink wasn’t under your window! 🙂

    Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

    • Teri says:

      Thanks! We have two windows, and I only posted photos of one, but the other one is a bit wider and has a sink under it…which just makes sense, doesn’t it? 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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