Funky Up-cycle for a Laundry Room Window

 Anyone recognize this red floral fabric? I bet most of you have seen it before.
 In her previous home, Jenni had floor length dining room window treatments made from this floral. It’s called Queensland. When she moved into her new home she asked if I’d revamp the old panels into something a bit more fun and not quite so serious for her laundry room.

In Jenni’s laundry there is one teeny tiny window that is just a bit awkwardly positioned with more room to the right than the left. 
I suggested the idea of draping it to the right, using an animal print fabric for the lining and ribbons for the ties. 
 Jennie jumped on this idea and then added her own spin to it by purchasing these adorable metal and glass-knob hooks from Hobby Lobby to use as the hardware. 
She took it a step further by buying multiple ribbons is a variety of unexpected prints and colors to add to the curtain. 
 We used 5 ribbons, knotted and attached as a “faux tie” with another ribbon actually functioning as the tie to hang the curtain. 
A metal medallion holds the curtain to one side. 
Please excuse my breaking the #1 rule of photography by using a flash. It was absolutely impossible to get decent pics without it!. (At least for me) I tired. 

So this particular little curtain includes several ideas that might translate to a window treatment for you.
*Multiple ties instead of rings.
*Line a window treatment out of a contrasting print.
*Use unexpected hardware instead of traditional rod and rings.
*Up-cycle old window treatments into something fun and funky!

Did you notice the distressed paint finish on her cabinets? 
Another great idea!

(To see more of Jenni’s house take a look at Peyton’s Room, Grayson’s Room, Game Room and Customizing Pottery Barn Panels.)

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25 Responses to Funky Up-cycle for a Laundry Room Window

  1. NanaDiana says:

    What a bright, cheery laundry room curtain! FUN!!! xo Diana

  2. Love it. I use to have pillow shams out of the red fabric. I love her green distressed cabinet that I saw, too. That is what I may be doing in the kitchen soon if I get to it.

  3. Sonia says:

    How fun…I have a large runner made from that fabric..thanks for the ideas! That curtain is so pretty and unique and really looks fabulous on that little window!
    Miss Bloomers

  4. LOVE IT!! What a pretty laundry room!

  5. What a super charming idea…love those HL hooks (I have some).


  6. Marie Wreath says:

    Up-cycling, mismatching, and surprises… three of my favorite things! : ) Another gorgeous project, Sonya! And thanks for bullet-pointing your creative process, that is really helpful! xoxo

  7. Love it! The patterns work beautifully together! What a great pop of color and pattern in the laundry room!

  8. mishebe says:

    I LOVE IT! love the mixtures , love it all. She is my kinda women, love her style.

  9. mishebe says:

    in fact Jenny needs a blog or she needs to send me pictures of her whole house so i can admire it anytime i want!:)

  10. What a great redo. I really like how the ribbons give it additional whimsy. I really like the Hob Lob hooks, too.

  11. Very fun looking treatment, Sonya! I think it’s so great if you can remake treatments you already own. Love the fabrics and the ribbons chosen for the ties.

  12. ohmygoshiloveitsonya!!!


    Lou Cinda

  13. Love the funky treatment.

  14. Lori says:

    Perfectly funky. I love the added ribbons and love using a second great fabric for lining instead of white backing.

  15. Cynthia says:

    I love it they are beautiful and I think I noticed a green aged cabinet to the side. Just great.

  16. I love the fabric combination! What fun! It looks like you two both have wonderful ideas!

    Thanks for the inspiration.


  17. Paula says:

    I just love this combo of fabrics.

    I used the same knobs to hang my curtains in my utility room. I just love that look!

    Nice work!!

  18. Rooms by Ann says:

    I love love love the Queensland I have a few things in that,I love it even more with the animal print. You did a great job sonya as always. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Suzy says:

    Oh my goodness – this is adorable! You are such a master at mixing fabrics and trims. Love, love, love it!

  20. Becolorful says:

    Of course I adore the animal print with the red but the idea of the knobs instead of a rod is wonderfully unique too. Then you add the streamers of ribbon and you hit a home run. Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful

  21. Gypsy Heart says:

    O M GEE! I LOVE this! My colors, my style…totally awesome.


  22. Marydon says:

    How lovely a change … great idea.

    Have a great weekend ~
    TTFN ~

  23. DezF says:

    That is such a neat idea! I love the knobs up top :) Getting inspired this morning from Life with our Family

  24. I still love Queensland! I used it in my master for many years and loved it mixed with the leopard too. I think it’s a classic that I will never get tired of.