Our kitchen windows were the “pane” of my existence for a while . . . get it . . . pane instead of bane.
Nothing like a super corny joke to start off my morning!

I had a really hard time deciding what to do with the kitchen windows. We have a pretty pane detail at the top that I didn’t want to cover with blinds. I also wanted to add a ‘soft’ element. There’s only hard edges and stainless steel in the kitchen .
I considered roman blinds but they would block the detail at the top & because our kitchen is east facing blocking out light isn’t a concern.
So, taking all of that into consideration we decided that little cafe curtains might work. I wasn’t fully convinced but if I had to try an option first I should try the cheapest and cafe curtains are CHEAP!

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The rod is a tension mount (no screws or other hardware needed). I used little alligator clips to hold up the curtains (it took two packages from Home Outfitters @ $6.99 ea.). I love using alligator clips, all you have to do is sew a hem around a piece of fabric . . . you could even buy pre-made napkins and just clip them up!
Including the tension rods the total cost was $34.

Since this was just a test run, I used some old fabric I had lying around from our Library Curtain Project last year (I still love the little brown polka dots).

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I’m kind of LOVING the cafe curtain look!

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What do you think?? I’m still deciding on leaving the brown polka dot fabric or changing it up with a more modern fabric??? Or maybe something more BOLD???

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