When I was pregnant with Izzy, I decided that I wanted blue curtains for his room. But I didn't want kiddie curtains - I wanted curtains that were neutral and could go with any future bedroom themes. While shopping one day, I came across a huge display of Wamsutta curtains on clearance at Bed Bath and Beyond. I found some slate blue curtains that were perfect for Izzy's nursery. So, I purchased two panels and two valances.
When I got home, I realized that I needed 4 panels to cover the two windows in his room. Duh! So the next day, I went back to the store to purchase the other two panels. Since I was still several months away from delivery, I absentmindedly put the curtains in his closet to hang at a later date.
A few weeks before Izzy was due, John decided to hang the curtains. Unfortunately, we encountered a problem. Each window needed two valances, but I had only purchased one valance per window. I was incredibly frustrated. I went back to Bed Bath and Beyond, but they no longer carried the curtains. DAMN IT!
I went home and got on the internet. I emailed Wamsutta, but they had no useful advice. I searched Ebay, but I couldn't find the valances. So, I was stuck with this...
Basically, I gave up on finding the valances. While nursing Izzy in his room a few days ago, I stared at the curtains with disgust. I decided that I didn't want the unfinished set of curtains anymore. I was going to sell them at our upcoming yard sale. It was final.
After I finished nursing Izzy to sleep, I came out to the livingroom to check my email. There was a message from John, with a link to Wamsutta curtains on Ebay. I clicked over, and seen a picture of the valances we were missing! And the woman selling them happened to have TWO! What are the odds?
The valances arrived this morning. Izzy's room is finally complete!