Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Color

This summer The Nester had a mistreatment party. I joined in with this post and I didn't stop there....

When we moved into our apartment a couple years ago, these lovely (or not so lovely) blinds were already hung.

They did their job of giving us some privacy. The parking lot is directly outside our patio door so we have lots of foot traffic going past our window as people enter the building. Functional but not pretty. They also started to look really bad as they got caught in the door a few times. I fixed them with some clear tape. A little ghetto I know.
Since I learned from The Nester how easy it is to make mistreatments, I decided that it was time to change the scenery. I bought some fabric and sheer panels. I used hem tape on the fabric so the edges were a little more finished. Here's the semi finished product:

The sheer panel allows us to open the curtains, yet have some privacy from the outside world.

Before and After





Much better. The curtains added some much needed color to the wall. Now I just need to find some trim to finish them off.

11 comments:

ThriftyDecorChick said...

These look GREAT!!!!!!! Wow!! Love it! And you sell UL?? You know I love that stuff. I was sitting here tonight trying to figure out what else I could get for Christmas. :)

Jodi said...

You did a great job! Love the color/pattern and how it matches your couch!!

Amy said...

That is awesome! Can you come work on mine now? lol!

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

Not sure if I've said this before or not but I we've got the same color scheme in our homes. Love the red, green, gold combo!

the voice of melody said...

What a difference! You did an awesome job on those curtains, plus the privacy factor is an added bonus.

Many sweet blessings!

Darlene said...

Great mistreatment....looks FABULOUS and really like designer!!!

Bug said...

Wow...I love them! I still have NOTHING on my screen door in my house and I can't seem to find what I want to put over them. They look great and add that great punch of color! Nice job!

Tonya said...

You really should make a trip southwest of there and come work on my house!! ;)

Rona's Home Page said...

I love these curtains.
Can you believe I haven't put curtains up in our living room yet. I just haven't found the right ones yet.
Thanks to "I Should be Cleaning "for providing a link to your blog.

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

FAB U LOUS! What a difference it makes to the whole room!

Lula! said...

I love that your tv is on QVC in this post. I love me some QVC. You are obviously a person of discriminating taste!!!