Big Bertha Bites The Dust

I feel sooo much better now that Big Bertha is on the way to the thrift store!  What a dusty mess she
BB was the first thing I noticed when we viewed this house with our realtor and I have been itching
to take the valance down.
The valance is 135″ long and this picture shows it folded in half.   The fabric color worked with our decor
but the treatment seemed way too heavy and it was also hung low which made the wall look shorter.
 I am looking for more casual window panels and ones long enough to install near the ceiling.  Drapes are
costly for this large wall of windows so I am taking my time and looking at options.  The last thing I want to do is make a very expensive mistake.
Below is  picture from the MLS with Big Bertha and the previous owners furnishings.
I’ll be back soon to show you a couple of new purchases and a project in the works.
Thanks for visiting!

19 thoughts on “Big Bertha Bites The Dust”

  1. Oh yeah, Bertha didn't do that wall of windows justice at all, Sherry! It looks better already with it down. It is great that you have shades for privacy. You could do something light and white from Ikea for the summer months. Also, I've seen some great looking tablecloths used as window treatments with clip rings.

  2. Ha..Big Blue Bertha has certainly seen its days…love that large window….and look forward to see what window treatment you come up with…My sister had a similar bank of windows and we decided that French Doors were the solution…

  3. Big Bertha….we had a vacation house with a big Bertha. It came down!!! As for window treatments and expensive mistakes….I understand that too. I have a couple of windows that are still puzzling me at present, but hope to figure it out. I am remaking a few expensive window treatments for our new house…a couple of them just will not work! Can't wait to see your projects.

    Thanks for visiting MyKentuckyLiving.

  4. What a difference you've made already! And taking that thing down was beyond a doubt the right thing to do. I have to say that curtains have been the bane of my existence for as long as I can remember, no matter what house we lived in. I end up getting very confused as there are so many options! That's why I love plantation shutters, they're simple and classic. I know you'll find the right curtains. Good Luck!
    xo Kathleen

  5. I am so excited for you! I am living vicariously through you right now as we are still renting and not in a place to buy yet. I check this blog almost daily to see what is going on. I hope you and your family are extremely blessed in this new space!

  6. I found great curtains at ikea…linen and long enough for my tall windows…I did add lining to the back to make them hang nicer and look a little more expensive. I'm sure your home will be beautiful once you have all of your great things in place.

  7. I love the clip-rings and find it easy to change curtains seasonally. What is a challenge is balancing on the arms and back of my grandma's couch while I take curtains down or put them up!!

    Sheets and drop cloths are good for a casual airy look at low cost.

    Have fun imagining the possibilities!


  8. I like the simple shades they frame the garden view and create more of a sense of space. I most definitely couldn't have lived with the blue valence for long.

    Lee 🙂

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