There have been lots of additions to The Millennial Falcon (find out how the mobile home got its name) in the last few weeks and I’ve been inundated with requests to reveal them. So here’s the first major change, I finally have curtains!
You might remember when I first bought the mobile, the very first thing I did was take down its existing ugly curtains. I actually bumped into an old college friend recently and he said to me ‘Did I see a video of you on the internet taking down curtains in a mobile home?’. LOL, yes, you did. Here’s that video…
I wanted a neutral, oatmeal colour so that I could have the option of adding colour through accessories. I searched high and low and found these pre-made curtains on sale in Homebase.
Mobile home windows are unconventional sizes, so I had to have my new curtains altered by a local curtain maker. I bought extra curtains so that she could use them to make matching tie-backs.
The curtains came with thermal lining but we had the curtain maker add extra thermal lining so that the place would be extra cosy, and, man, what a difference it makes!
I got these curtains made for every window in the house, except for the dressing room (because I want a different colour), the kitchen (because I’m getting a cool, geometric Roman blind) and the bathrooms (because frosted glass doesn’t need to be covered).
I’m not a fan of curtain pelmets – I think they’re old fashioned – but, there was no way to get rid of them completely without doing major damage to the walls. So, after much brainstorming, I decided to take off the fronts of the old ones, replace them with a simple, minimal length of wood, and paint them with Dulux Ivory White satinwood to match the wall. This made me much happier!
It turns out that pelmets have their uses – like, they can be used to display home accessories!
The nerd shrine
Home accessories don’t all have to be on-trend metallic candle holders and decorative vases. I wanted an honest stamp of our personalities and passions so I dedicated the pelmet over the longest window to three of our favourite literary and cinematic classics – can you recognise each of the three?
Yes, that’s right, I used a Star Wars light saber, a Harry Potter elder wand and Lord of the Rings lego as home accessories!
And I backlit them. Like a boss.
(Yes, true nerds, I hear you, the fellowship is missing two members, I know. I need to find them on eBay)
I do love my curtains
So there you go, the latest addition to the Millennial Falcon. More additions to be featured in the coming days. Stay tuned!