Empty wall with previous curtains removed.
You can see the old sheers and rod laying on the chair on the right.
Next step: REMOVE VERTICAL BLINDS.
They went straight to the trash.
I called an interior designer out of Stillwater, who had done several houses in Cushing. After doing a consultation and taking a throw pillow from the couch, she found the perfect fabric and made some serious drapes--these things are heavy...and gorgeous! The hardware she suggested is much more substantial too, so I'm really happy with the final result. Here are a few pics of the process.
First set of brackets hung
Half way done
These curtains are the first thing you see when you walk in the house, and they're totally functional. I love them!