I promised you a picture once the recessed window shelves were in, so here it is!
As you might be able to tell from these shelves and the first ones, I'm a little into the whole retro farmhouse feel for our kitchen, what with the red and teal and now the gingham curtains (which I made Saturday during our family ladies' craft night). But I love how this setup turned out. It allowed us to take down the bamboo blinds and let more light in at the top, but the curtains go up far enough that it still gives us privacy when we're at the sink or the stove.
The hubs and I are wondering if there needs to be something at the top of the window, since it's so tall...maybe a gingham valance? Or maybe another shelf above the one with milk glass? Or should it stay as is? So many decisions! :)
One thing I do know is a pair of curtains is definitely in order for the door that goes from the kitchen to the back porch. And maybe some for the front door. And our bedroom. :) They really are addicting once you make that first pair, and a perfect project for a beginner seamstress like me!