Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Altered Curtains

While I worked on my tray, my mom worked on my curtains. I wish I had taken some before photo’s of the curtains that she altered. It was an amazing transformation.

The best I can do is show you this photo:


See those black and cream things behind that atrocious light? Here’s a close-up:


Mom and I weren’t too fond of the weird ties at the top of the curtains and swag. (I really hated the swag things. So much so that I ended up cutting them down a long time ago!) We called the ties “corn stalks” because they just kinda looked like wannabe corn stalks to us. U-G-L-Y.

The curtains themselves aren’t too terrible. The color is a bit blah, but they are lined and pretty expensive. So instead of tossing them we decided to fix them. We bought a couple yards of gorgeous fabric which mom then attached grommets to.


Then she sewed the new fabric onto the old curtains.


IMG_2559 IMG_2558

Much more my style! Isn’t that fabric beautiful? Using grommets was such a great idea (thanks, Mom!) as it makes opening and closing the curtains easy.  We may even end up adding some kind of trim where the two fabrics meet, but that will be another project for another time.

I am so excited to get this room done. I still have a long way to go, but my goal is to have a gorgeous room in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

1 comment:

Diana Joy said...

Like what your mom did. How lucky you are to have her help.

Water Balloons

When my kids told me they didn't know what to do with themselves yesterday I suggested they go outside and play with the water balloons....