For mis-matched windows: How about cafe curtains with a valence?

vintage-cafe-curtainsDo you have a dining area with one window smaller than the other? Perhaps this solution — from a 1959 Consolidated Trimming Company’s “1,001 tips” booklet — will help. And if you’re looking for good solid cafe rods, the line available from Rejuvenation look pretty nice.

Read on for a close-up of the booklet’s explanation…






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  1. Kristin says

    My kitchen window over the sink is small compared to the other windows (back door at end of galley kitchen and the two windows in the dinette extension) so I used a cafe curtain as a full curtain on the shorter window…now I want a matching one with a valance for the back door! But Urban Outfitters hasn’t ever restocked them…I don’t think they sold well.

  2. Cheryl Jung says

    The houses I grew up in always had little curtains covering the backdoor windows, but instead of tiny curtain rods they (as I remember) had little stretchy springy “rods.” I can’t find them anywhere; I must not be searching for the correct term. Any advice would be welcome!

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