Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Give me some shade!

When I was thinking of how to dress up the window, I decided against panel curtains.  You can tell from the photo below that the proportions just didn't seem right for panels.  Instead, I made roman shades for my upstairs bonus room.  They are soooo simple to make.  Just measure, cut rectangles and sew.  I made the kind that roll up.  I tried using some ribbon but didn't seem to like the color of red.  Oh, you can see that one of the windows lack the 2nd ribbon.  I ran out. 

For some reason, I felt like the red was too much.  I liked it but wasn't in love with it.  Everyone seems to be in love with the twine and rope for the coastal theme these days.  So, why not join the craze.  Now, I have replaced the ribbon with rope and these adorable starfish.  Can you believe I found 6 starfish for $1.99!  They are the perfect size for this. 

Here is a view of all of the windows.  

I think the rope gives it more texture as well as being easier on the eyes.  Which do you think is better??  Let me know.


  1. Hello! I came across your blog from somewhere out there in blog land and just wanted to say hi! I really enjoyed reading all of your entries - you did an awesome job on the tufted chair. I'm about to start my first reupholstery project on a small arm chair. =) Ooh and I am really looking forward to your settee makeover.

    By the way, I think your other entry just made me realize that I've started all of these small decorating projects around the house for that sense of accomplishment as well. I am a SAHM as well to a 2 1/2 year old daughter and I think these projects have been keeping me sane!

  2. oh and I like the twine much better - it gives it such an airier feel! =)

  3. I adore these window treatments! The twine and starfish are perfect!!

  4. You're so creative! Seems like DIY home crafts are just a piece of cake with you :) Keep it up.. we're enjoying your posts. I love the "gather" theme.


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