Monday, October 15, 2012

~no sew window treatment~

It's you're lucky day.
This will probably be my shortest post ever, due to not being able to find any of my tutorial pics. :)
Buuuut I did do this project over a year ago so I guess that's to be expected......right?
This window above my kitchen sink faces my neighbors two story brick wall.
It's not the best view but I do like the light that streams in at different times of the day, so I took that into consideration when deciding what type of treatment I wanted.
I didn't want anything that was too long so I couldn't display anything on the ledge, nor did I want to cover up too much of the window and lose the natural light.
And I'm not really into or very good at patterned fabrics so I decided on a short valance with some leftover drop cloth.
After trying to give you a tutorial, I'm realizing it's not super easy without those pics.
Darn. Well I'll just do my best.
I measured the window and cut my fabric about 8" longer than the window to allow for a little "bunching". Cut your fabric extra long. That bunching takes up more fabric than you might think. I allowed about a 2.5" overhang on the back over the tension rod, and attached it with stich witchery to the back of the curtain.
It looked a little plain so I added some grosgrain ribbon and tied some little bows at the bottom.
I've been moving my Halloween decor all over the place this year.
I can't seem to get it just how I want it.
Free printable from last year and some white pumpkins I bought from our new
Traders Joe's.
I still need to print out some halloween labels for the wine bottles.

Thanks for stopping by!


Jill said...

You've spruced up that window really well! It looks lovely!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Jenna said...

Hi Stephanie, I realize your post is a few years old, but wanted you to know that in all my searching for the perfect compliment for my one and only (and tall) kitchen window, yours nailed it! You've given me an idea now that I can use my extra linen panels for, for a simple, breezy, earthy barely-there look, thank you so much!