Monday, July 28, 2008

DRESSED AT LAST!

My Windows in my Living Room and Kitchen are Finally Dressed! We have lived in our house for SIX years and I finally have treatments on all my windows! This past week my very talented mother sewed the panels for my living room. She began sewing in the 7th grade and does amazing work.
Below is the picture of our Living Room BEFORE treatments:
Ta. Da.
They totally complete the room and add such warmth!


I chose a coordinating Fleur-de-lis fabric for the top 2/3 of the panel and the blue stripe for the bottom 1/3 - which is the same fabric as the pillows on my couch!
I found this simple, yet fun trim at my favorite fabric store - Bufe and Babin - (where I purchased the fabric) and it was only $1/yard! It ties the two fabrics together perfectly! I did contribute to the making of the panels by gluing the trim on with this amazing fabric glue! I think I could "sew" using just the glue...it bonds great!
"We" also made this cute little valance for the window above my sink in the kitchen! It did not turn out exactly like I intended, but I love the finished product and it is FINISHED!

Love this trim...I splurged on this several years ago:)
The window below has been dressed for several years and now finally the other one is too! They add so much character and color to the kitchen!!
It is amazing how much window treatments can transform a room and really make your house a HOME! Thank you MOM sooo much for helping me bring my design ideas to life! You are truely appreciated!
I have been busy on a few other projects so stay tuned...more to come later!

25 comments:

Heather said...

WOW..they look amazing!! Your mom is should start a business. Can't wait to see them soon.

Shelly said...

People--these curtains are gorgeous in person! Gorgeous! Ame-seeing the before and after pics shows exactly how big of a difference they make! Tell your mom to retire and start sewing! She's great! Your house is so cute!

Amy said...

Ame, your house is so cute. I love your taste in colors and decor. You like bright colors and you know me... I love color! The window treatments look great!

Bella said...

Wow, I agree with Heather, you are very talented! Everything looks gorgeous!

I found you through Nester's site.

Have a great day:)

Darlene said...

I hopped over here from Nesters site and your curtains are beautiful. They really do make a HUGE difference....it looked great before but now WOW!!! Your mom did a great job.

Christa said...

They look so good! It really does make a difference to do window treatments, I just find them so intimidating. Your house was beautiful bfeore, but even better now.

Hannah E. said...

Yes, I would give your mom some business should she start sewing things for a living!

Cynthia said...

Your window treatments look fabulous!! And I do love the trim!
But your little Blake is even more precious! what a cutie!!
Love - Cynthia:)

The Garners said...

The window treatments look GREAT! It really is amazing how much they can change a room. Good job!

Hooked on Houses said...

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who takes so long to get her windows covered. I still have a few that are naked after 5 years! :-)

These look great. Your mom did an amazing job. They look professional! -Julia

Amanda said...

love love love!!! you did an awesome job and kudos for you for getting fabric for $1 a yard- dont ya just LOVE getting deals like that!!!!!

Chris said...

I love every single one of these! They're beautiful!

The Nester said...

how i love all of the wonderful colors that you use! how great to be related to a real sewer! My MIL sews too so that can come in so handy! really great job!

melissa*smith said...

What a huge difference fabric makes~beautiful!

Annie said...

I love the colors in your treatments. They are so vibrant! Thanks for sharing.

Sarah & Crew said...

These are absolutely fabulous! What an incredible difference it makes. I love your taste in furniture and decorating. Thanks for sharing :)

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Wow, I love all the colors and fabrics you and your mom used. Everything looks so vibrant. Very nice job!

~ Sarah

Bella's momma said...

WOW~ this all looks so wonderful. You are good!!!

Kira said...

WOW!!! LOVE it! I am also glad you did it with "great deal" fabric!

Bonita said...

Those are stunning! Such a lovely home!

Shannon said...

LOVE them all! I love the fabric choices! So cute!

Meaghan said...

ooohhh, so you DID post on nester! i knew you would. so this is me, actually leaving a comment bout the curtains. of COURSE i love them!!! we'll be there in oct to see them!!!!

Connie said...

What scrumptious colors. Fringe makes all the difference in mistreatments. Great job.
Connie

ps. your my neighbor, I'm at #49 right above you:)

The Newbie said...

Those are some good looking window treatments! Great job, you've inspired me to make some changes on the expensive ones I bought from Penny's. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Moi said...

Your mistreatments are certaintly some of my faves from this whole thing! I love your fabric choices!
Amazing job!