Today’s goal was window treatment shopping. As much as I hate shopping, Guillermo hates it more. But he was very patient.

We ended up choosing things I never would have thought of. Not set in stone yet, we’re still looking at pricing and maybe another store. But we got a lot of education today, and some interesting ideas. I didn’t photograph them all, but here’s a snippet.

Honeycomb “cellular” blinds that open at top and bottom for both bathrooms. Shown with laminate and paint colours. These work well in damp environments.

This is how they operate, top and bottom

We chose one in a warm cocoa colour with blackout for our bedroom. Will look something like this except with cooler tones

We’re still waffling on the patio door in Bills office, but it may just be bamboo Roman blind. My mind is blown.. I can’t believe we’re considering it.

And finally the living room and dining room big windows.. we kept coming back to the functionality of horizontal wood blinds… but how about not white, how about weathered wood?? Photo doesn’t do the colour justice. It blends so well with our livingroom furniture ( the fabric in the background) and our paint colours. BM Steam trim, BM Sea salt walls

For valance, I plan on having our carpenter build them to match the trim.. rather than the valance matching the window treatments. Like this.

Or maybe this?

All in all, a productive shopping day. If you know me… you know it sucked the life out of me, but feels good having made some serious headway.

Published by billandamyskitchen

Bill (Guillermo 'cause he likes pretending he knows Spanish) and I (Amy) have been married since Sept 2005. We live in Southern Ontario, Canada - Niagara Peninsula in fact, smack dab between 2 of the Great Lakes. We love God, our family, our church family, and making each other laugh. (ergo the profile pic, he decided to make our photographer laugh by throwing a leg up on me just before the shutter clicked, which made ME laugh) When we married, I told Bill: "I don't know how to cook" but he had faith in me. So 15 years later, I'm still learning, and having fun. I've never (in my whole life) cooked a whole bird, chicken, turkey or otherwise. I've never roasted a beef, other than in a crockpot on low for 8 hrs. I like trying to find healthy & easy recipes and then I rarely follow them. I don't enjoy recipes that take hours or intricate steps. I have a special fondness for the Podleski sisters, writers/creators of the Looney Spoons, Crazy Plates and Yum/Yummer cookbooks. In 2018 we suddenly decided to rip our small house apart from stem to stern, moving out for 4.5 months while the house was demolished inside and out, and then rebuilt with an addition. If you go back in the archives to July-Dec 2018 you can follow that story. It's made our house open and so much more conducive to entertaining, small groups and large. It's given us the kitchen I've dreamed of to create and learn in. We feel incredibly blessed to be able to write about our journey, our faith in God and some fun recipes along the way. Thanks for joining us.

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