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any recommendations for mid-mod curtins?

Postby heximer » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:58 am

we've been in my 62 palmer and krisel for about four months now and have been unable to find any curtains we like. is there anywhere online or otherwise that can be recommended?

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Postby srk1941 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:16 pm

Simple basic pinch-pleated curtains were used commonly, and they are relatively inexpensive and readily available at JC Penney. Look at the Supreme, it comes in a wide array of colors and sizes.

http://www4.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.aspx?De ... 0953|60956

But get a regular traverse rod, not those goofy rings and fancy rods.

Other than that, you would have to get some custom sewn from whatever fabric you can find. Casement cloth, a very loose open woven textured fabric would be good.
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Postby Van » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:54 pm

What kind of windows are you looking to cover?

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Postby Joe » Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:18 pm

for privacy or to block the sun?

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Postby reverb2000 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:03 pm

look at grabers commercial rods. Aluminum, and not too expensive.
Ikea surprisingly has a good selection.

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Postby heximer » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:48 pm

for privacy and to block the sun.
here's what i'm trying to cover.
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Postby classic form » Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:58 am

Not that this shouldn't be discussed again but here is a thread from the past that has some good ideas in it:

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic ... highlight=

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Postby Van » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:26 am

Here's a different take--my house came with solar roller shades--white semi-transparent with an aluminum fascia valance. It blocks UV rays and some heat but it not completely private. The bedroom has the same setup but with white opaque ones for privacy and to block our neighbor's light that's brighter than the sun. There's a reason you shouldn't add a second story! (well, many reasons but I digress.)

I really like them because when they are up, you don't really notice that there is a shade there.
I can't take a picture right now but here's one that shows the "valances" and the shade is pulled down a little bit in one of the windows. The bedroom ones are the same, just opaque.

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Postby heximer » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:13 am

classic form: how the hell did you find that thread? i tried looking in the search my nothing came up.

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Postby heximer » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:31 pm

here's the color of the fireplace.
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and some bacon flavored syrup.

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Postby dani » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:39 pm

could you possibly post some with out the blinds, just to see what we are covering?? :)

LOVE the fireplace tile!

I still vote roller shades if that suits you, I personally hate the cords from our blinds hanging way down when I draw them up.

My husband says he wants remote ones someday, but I'm working on taking them all down HeHeHe :D

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Postby classic form » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:27 am

Heximer...I knew that I participated in that thread so I searched for posts by classicform and found it.

Sorry about the Global Warming thing...wasn't trying to start anything, just trying to be cute when I noticed the snow on the ground in Dallas. Besides, it's not really a political issue is it? More like a science issue? Whatever, I don't discuss things that I know nothing about and the only people that do are so far up the ladder that us mortals will never know anyway:)

Back to window coverings...I've always removed rather than added window treatments too until we purchased this place. Now I'm adding. All pinch pleat drapes, back to original.

Just added these...

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Makes me feel like a grown up having drapes and believe me I need all the help I can get.

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Postby Slim and Gabby » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:07 pm

Hey, CF, that's really swell!
Gabby and I are driving to Bako, Bakersfield, tomorrow in search of drapes, old ones! We'll let you know how that goes...
We found some old cabinets at Habatrail for Humanity that I'm restoring and will go under the windows that have full length drapes right now. I'm taking the ones in our bedroom, and putting those above the cabinets: WHEW!
We also found an S.L. Mobler recliner on eBay, for an adequate price, that I've totally restored: I'll post pix of everything soon.
The sad/tragic thing is that I have some old barkcloth of my mom's that's simply amazing, but I don't have enough to make drapes: $#@^%!!!!
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Postby heximer » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:12 pm

does anyone have an online source for fabric? i'm thinking curtains and matching pillows would be nice.

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Postby 62P&K » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:59 pm

http://www.jandofabrics.com/products.as ... ageIndex=1

George Nelson fabrics. this guy was more famous as a furniture designer, but he did some textiles too...
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Postby wwilber » Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:16 pm

In case it might be something that would work for you, I have a continuous run of 20 yards of this vintage fabric available here

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Postby heximer » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:11 am

thanks!

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Postby scowsa » Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:48 pm

Reviving an old thread on this, in which classicform also references an earlier thread, as I know it makes it easier for later searches.

I though some of you might like to know about the new Sandy Chilewich designs for the Shade Store as, IMHO, they would fit nicely in MCM or MCM-ish decor.

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