And remember that ugly air conditioner in the wall? (Here's a pic to jog your memory):
I used a curtain to make it appear as though there is a window there instead:
Here's a shot of the cafe rings I got at Walmart to hang the blankets:
So, for a total cost of $47.42 I was able to outfit the dining room with drapes and give it a softer, "shabby-chic" look. Not bad considering 90" drapes typically cost $40 a panel.