So when faced with a reno in my kitchen, new floors, new coat of paint, new light fixture..I really wanted to freshen my window treatments and I thought this was going to be the easy part…wrong…While I pained over choosing the right ‘white’ for my walls (yes I am that retarded), I thought curtains would be a snap and I would only need to look as far as ikea, west elm, perhaps crate and barrel or even anthropologie would have something…think again.

So far, every room in my house would have ikea curtains – love the grommet ones, but I wanted a change. Something bold, perhaps more chic and expensive and more graphic…I decided to place a cool vintage tea towel over my kitchen sink and then do long graphic prints over against the other wall. I thought the vintage tea towel would be really hard to search for – found it on day one…meanwhile 2 months later I am still humming and hahhing over where to find what I want without going custom. I have tried EVERYWHERE and am just not feeling the prints. Either too girly, too manly, too dark, too cheap looking, too…..ick…

Wouldn’t it be an amazing store to go in, choose your fabric, choose your top treatment, and choose your length and then they make them for you and you are out the door. Am I missing something – does this exist already? Shouldn’t Blinds to Go have a curtain option? So with a heavy heart I headed to ikea on the weekend, picked up a lovely cream velvet grommet curtain and called it a day…sigh…defeat…