My shameful secret was that I never washed them. For three and a half years. Don't tell.
So, I did get inspired a few months ago and put them all through the wash... following the instructions VERY carefully!!! People, I have 10 huge windows - I didn't want to make a mistake plus I am a rule-follower... mostly.
Lo and behold, they shrunk. A lot. Enough to look like a bad case of high-water pants (and not the capri kind).
I looked for my reciept after being encouraged by a friend to take them back to JCP. Long story short, I could not find the receipt and JCP was willing to exchange them for me but I had to have some sort of paperwork. I went home depleted and told Steve who casually said- "I have it in the basement" (because he is a receipt
So, now I was left with naked windows. IKEA to the rescue. I bought 10 panels (98" long!) at $25/2panels. Their name is RITVA. They are not paper thin but have a nice weight to them. That is a deal, people. Want to see them?
They are white! I love them. Don't they look elegant?
I even put them in the dining room, since these two rooms are really one anyways.
So, anyone have white curtains?
And, yes, I am planning to hem them about one inch because they puddle a little more than necessary on the floor but I do love them. Thank you IKEA for making affordable, beautiful curtains.