Category Archives: Window Treatments

Updated Kitchen 2

Kitchen Remodel Before and After

Updated Kitchen

Kitchen remodels, as many of you know, can be a daunting project. This remodel, which wasn’t like starting from the studs but consisted of more than just paint, was overwhelming at times and took several months from start to finish.

You got a glimpse of this kitchen when I shared Pam’s new widow treatments.

Now for the rest of the kitchen reveal.

First the BEFORE PICS…

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Damask Panels with Valance & Velvet Ruffles

3 Pairs of Twice Loved Window Treatments for Sale

Damask Panels with Valance & Velvet Ruffles

Last week, while shopping with Courtney for a vintage dresser aka changing table for the new grand baby…we visited an antique mall I hadn’t been to in a while.

Right as we walked in, front and center, framing an adorable antique booth was a pair of colorful curtains in shades of pink, green & turquoise…full of ruffles and trim…that I’d made years ago!

I’m sure I embarrassed Courtney when I cried, “I made those! At least I think I did. They look just like the ones I made for a client! That’s crazy!” I kind of went on and on.

Wouldn’t you know it, the owner of the booth was there and overheard me…which wasn’t all that hard to do. She told me all about how she’d purchased them at a garage sale and is constantly having to tell her customers they’re not for sale.

I was so tickled. I realize my creations are not eternal. They’re perfect for a time and place but always subject to the next decorating whim. And that’s okay! But it was SO NICE to see these  particular curtains being used again. Being loved for the second time.

Today, you have the opportunity to purchase, at a great price compared to brand new custom window treatments, a pair of gently used curtain panels…this is your post!

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Cotton Lace Cafe Curtain

Cafe Curtain Tutorial and Guidelines

Cotton Lace Cafe Curtain (3)

This sweet little cafe curtain is a style that works in just about every room in the house. Here it’s shown above a kitchen sink but I’ve used this curtain, or variations of it, in entry halls, bathrooms, bedrooms, offices, living rooms and dining rooms.

Today I’m sharing a tutorial for this simple curtain, made from one piece of fabric. Technically, I suppose it’s one piece of fabric per panel.

Besides your fabric, all you need is a little bit of math, an iron and a straight stitch.

That’s it!

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Cuffed Cafe Curtains with Panels

Moroccan Style Fabric; 3 Window Treatments and Pillows

Velvet Ruffles

I have worked with so many different fabrics over the years. Some fabrics are one-hit-wonders. Some make a repeat appearance every few months.

Recently, I had three different clients using the same fabric at the same time!

This colorful, Moroccan influenced print in turquoise, brown, red and gold pairs well with red cheetah and brown velvet…two fabrics which have made numerous repeat appearances throughout the years.

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Gallery Wall with Antique Walking Canes

2 Decorating Challenges and Solutions

Antique Walking Canes

Are you a collector?
Do you love the pastime of looking for that elusive item to add to your collection(s)? Collections you can display and enjoy?

While I’ve never been bit by the collecting bug I do enjoy using a client’s collections when decorating their homes. Sometimes those collections present a challenge.
Just how do we incorporate these items into the decor?

Most recently the challenge involved a collection of vintage walking canes.  Continue reading

Valance & Cafe Curtains

Window Treatments, Pillow Covers and Fabric for Sale

Red Floral with Mixed Fabrics Valance Today I’m sharing a set of pre owned window treatments, as well a brand new cafe curtain, a set of raspberry damask pillow covers and fabric.

I’m currently in the process of helping a client remodel her kitchen. Changes include newly painted cabinets (including a dramatic turquoise island) new backsplash, flooring and of course new window treatments.

This first window treatments for sale are from this kitchen, a set of cafe curtains and valances made for two large windows. If you love this curtain but it doesn’t quite fit your window(s) just let me know, Alterations are available.  Continue reading

Master Bath Valance & Cafe Curtain

Master Bathroom Makeover and New Window Treatment

Master Bath Valance & Cafe Curtain

I should probably call this an update rather than a makeover because technically the changes I’ve made to our master bath are purely cosmetic. But new paint, window treatment, rugs and a couple of towels made a big difference! So, it’s a makeover to me.

My number one concern, beginning this process, was working with the existing tile. The main tile consists of two shades of beige, one with a strong yellow undertone, laid in a harlequin pattern on the floor and used in the shower and tub surround while the bullnose has a slight pink undertone. Two undertones that tend to fight each other.  Continue reading

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