Saturday, 26 July 2008

Joining the mistreatment club

Edited August 18: Welcome to everyone coming over from The Nester's Mistreatment Party! If y'all are interested, today is the last day to enter my giveaway. Now here is my first window mistreatment!
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Remember those boring curtains that I made for the bedroom and then hated? Well, I finally fixed them, and now I love them! I decided to completely remove the rods and just use upholstery tacks. I couldn't be happier with the result. I think The Nester should write a book about mistreating windows. It would be a best seller. In fact, she could even have a TV show with the tag line "It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful". This is step one. My hemmed, and properly-made (sort of) curtains thatI hated. I took the rod down, and tacked them up just above the trim. After adding the leftover fabric on top (which I did not hem or even iron), and of course my satin ribbon tiebacks (brown because our bedding is brown)... Ta-da! The room is so much brighter now that I have a way to keep the curtains open. I don't quite hate my bedroom as much as I used do. The wonders of upholstery tacks!

16 comments:

  1. VERY very cute! I like how you draped the tops like that. I bought upholstery tacks, but have yet to use them. :o)

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  2. Your curtains look great! I like your wall color, also.

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  3. Oh la la!! Very nice!!!


    Love the wall colour!! What colour is it?

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  4. Hi Jo :)

    You've done a lot this week and it looks wonderful! I love what you did with the drapes :)

    hugs,
    rue

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  5. I love what you did, the color/contrast is fantastic!

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  6. Ok girl, you are wearing me out with all of these projects! I'm gonna start calling you the Energizer Bunny!
    These curtains look amazing!!! I love them!! I also love the wall color in your bedroom- please share!! Oh you have got my curiosity going now- I wanna see the rest of the room!!!!
    -Heather :)

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  7. Those look FABULOUS....great mistreatments!! I have some upholstery tacks that I haven't tried yet...I think I am fabric challenged!!

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  8. I think you made the curtains look nicer with all that mistrearment you did. I also agree that Nester could have a TV show.

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  9. everything looks better with chocolate brown ribbons!

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  10. Those are fabulous!!! Love the brown ribbons :)

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  11. Love the improvements that you made! Those look great!

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  12. Great mistreatment and I love the brown ribbon with them! So pretty! Thanks for visiting me today, too!
    -Carrie

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  13. Very nice. Yes, I would love to know the wall color!!

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