You move into a new house and bring the window treatments from your old house only to find they don’t fit the new windows.
You move into your new house and would love new window treatments but being budget conscious and knowing you need many things for the new house you try to make the old curtains work.
But they’re just so blah! And they don’t fit in with their new surroundings!
Today, I’m sharing two new & improved, upcycled window treatments that used to be old and blah but now have a new lease on life.
You might think this color scheme is just for the fall holidays but in Cheryl’s home that’s not the case. This beautiful combination of gray, ivory & orange is the color scheme for the main living area, dining room and kitchen in this new home.
The walls are Worldly Gray by Sherwin WIlliams and the dining room window treatments are made from a damask like pattern called Dreamer in Gray from Interior Fabrics.
My friend Jan has one of the warmest, most inviting homes I’ve been in. Several years ago she had these cotton sheer panels made for her living room which include a cord trim along the upper edge that forms large loops from which the window treatment hangs.
What do you think of when you hear the phrase Pinch Pleat?
Do you think formal? stodgy? old fashioned? not my style?
Or do you think cute? neat and tailored?
I have to admit I understand the old fashioned perspective especially when phrased as “pinch pleat drapes”. Doesn’t do a thing for me. And there was a time when I didn’t like them at all but they’ve grown on me. I actually like the look of pleats on a window treatment and use them quite often.
Today I’m sharing a simple little pinch pleat (aka a three finger pleat) valance out of a shimmery aqua fabric with a contrasting band along the lower edge.
I’m even sharing all the how-to’s so you can create you own pleated window treatments!
Not too long after I started blogging I created a photo gallery to help clients view my window treatments and pillows designs. What started out with just a few photos has grown to include over 360 photos of window treatments, pillows and miscellaneous projects in all shapes, sizes, colors and patterns! That’s a lot of photos!
I recently updated the Gallery to a more user friendly format. When you visit The Gallery (click on the little glass Gallery knob just under the header above) you’ll see the various categories to choose from.
Houndstooth and Burlap. Not a common fabric combination.
But for this in-home beauty salon, it was the perfect collaboration.
Kerrie’s beauty salon is located in a back-porch-turned-beauty-salon that was enclosed by the previous home owners. The large wall of south facing windows offers an abundance of natural light but can be over powering during certain months of the year.
Kerrie made the burlap cafe curtains to help with light control but wanted a valance to pair with the burlap and provide color as well as additional sun block.