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{Kitchen Makeover} Accént Wall and Curtainworks Reveal

I’ll keep it short and sweet.

The kitchen started off like this. My woes with this burgundy wall ran deep. Was certainly happy to see it go.

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Painted the wall and while it lightened up the space it also made it very bland.


As I work room by room transforming these spaces I really want to inject pops of color and learn to properly layer.

As mentioned in my inspiration post, I ordered 4 pairs of pinch pleat 108 in curtains from Curtainworks. I received them in record time and was itching to put them up.There was a ton of selections and I had a hard time choosing but I was so thankful that I could take the time to peruse versus getting in and out of my car going from store to store to find what I needed. Curtainworks selection not to mention pricing has me sold and I will be using them again as I move to the other rooms in the house.

When I received the curtains I was thrilled at the quality. Although these particular curtains are not pure silk, they feel very similar to the touch. I won’t tell you how affordable they are, you have to go and look for yourself but I will  mention that they are lined which really makes them a great deal for the price. As with most packaged curtains I had to iron out the creases from where they were folded in the pack. I opted to use  rings to hang them but there are tabs on the back as well as a hole to run the rod through depending on the look you select.

Prior to installing them, I had the Mr. fix the paint on the other walls and I painted the bay area Spicy Hue by Sherwin Williams.
I toyed with the idea of putting the curtains between the windows but the area was so small and I wanted something that would make a statement.

This is how it turned out. It’s a little out of the box and I may decide to put blinds above the shutters, and hem the bottoms but for now I am happy with the outcome.



kitchen before after

Next up….a new table!!

What do you think?!



{Kitchen Makeover} Curtainworks and Accént Walls

Slow but steady wins the race….that is the approach I am taking with redesigning the spaces around here.

After our  unfortunate kitchen paint debacle, I was able to go to Home Depot and get the correct gallon of paint on the house….as if they wouldn’t after that mix up.

I haven’t completed painting the areas that need to be repainted, but since I have the paint on hand I feel I can move on to make selections for the next part, its all the same. Paint in the house but not on the wall is practically the same thing. Not really but whatever.

I mentioned before that it looks really bland in here with the wall color being so light now, so I’ve decided to move onto curtain selection.


Y’all know I’m not much of an online shopper but after unsuccessfully beating the pavement and finding options that weren’t long enough I decided to turn to the online marketplace to search for the 108 in curtains that I would need.

I reached out to Curtainworks to see if they would be willing to work with me in outfitting my kitchen with new curtains and they said yes!

I was thoroughly pleased with Curtainworks selection of curtains and how easily they were categorized on their site. I knew I wanted something a little modern and they needed to be long in length.  I found what I needed easily thanks to their many link options to include: Valance, Tab Top, Long, and Pinch Pleat just to name a few. I love a pinch pleat ( that was a hint).

I’ve ordered them and they got here rather fast. I wasn’t ready as I still have a few tweaks I need to do to the wall before putting them up.

Speaking of tweaks. As much as I say I love color my mind always defaults to neutral colors.  I had a grand idea of how I wanted the curtains to match some fabric that I purchased to reupholster a bench that is in the kitchen. Wouldn’t you know trying to match the fabric I ended up with a curtain color that is very close to the wall color and now I need to add a little pop of something. I am currently toying with the idea of an accént wall adorned with either paint or wall paper.

kitchen accent wall


wallpaper kitchen


I’m still a little torn but I plan to have this project completed before the end of the week. I’ll be back with the reveal. I promise!

I received complimentary product to facilitate this post. All opinions are mine. You already know!