Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Fabulous Curtains!

I am truly inspired by all the creative and beautiful projects that I have seen around blogland. I keep thinking, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Recently I have been obsessed with the Nester at The Nesting Place window mistreatments. She has come up with no sew, quick and easy window treatments that look like she paid a small fortune for. I love that. I previously said that I can’t sew a straight line to save my life. Really it’s pathetic. The more I try the worse it gets!

I bought a beautiful (brand new) Rose Tree comforter set on e-Bay for $75 with free shipping! Woohoo! Not only did I get a deal but they were offering the coordinating fabric for $2/yard. So I bought 10 yards! The comforter came in and was better than expected. The fabric came in and I was blown away! It was beautiful and there was tons of it. Their yardage count is based on 108” wide! 108”!! I had planned to make curtains with the fabric, but I did not want to tackle this! I decided I could tackle the new sew mistreatments.

My previous curtains were a dark green ultra-suede that matched my previous bedding. Uggh! They drove me crazy. But they did blackout the light in the curved window.

I cut the material to size and used Heat –N-Bond iron on adhesive to create a hem on both sides. I added this step because my fabric is white on the opposite side.

Next I folded the top to add to drapery clips that I already had. I used clothes pins to hold the top together while I climbed the ladder to reach the rod with drapery ring clips. I already had the ring clips in my stash. I used 7 clips per panel. Once the fabric was clipped in place, I scrunched the fabric around until I achieved the desired look.

I am thrilled with the result! This is my new favorite! They are pretty, the fabric hangs well, and they still function as curtains.

Here is a look at my bedding and a few shots around my bedroom.

I am looking for larger art work above my bed. I would like to flank the entomology prints on either side of larger art. Any suggestions. I am searching for larger bedside tables also, but can’t seem to find exactly what I am looking for.

I hope you enjoyed my mini tour.  I would love any ideas you have to improve my bedroom. 

I am linking up with;
The Girl Creative for New Friend Friday and Something I whipped up Monday
A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesdays
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Treasures
Blue Mondays with Smiling Sally

This is new party hosted by Kim @ Cheap Chic Home!  Come visit and play along!

Check out these partys for some really cool ideas and meet some great bloggers while your there!
If you like what you see become a follower!  I love having new friends!



Andrea said...

The curtains look great, good job! Hope you have a great day!~ andrea

Denise said...

Stopping by from The Girl Creative’s New Friend Friday. I am your newest follower. The whole room is beautiful!

Ready Set Create said...

Love it! Great blog. I found you via New Friend Friday. . . Glad to be your new friend!

Julie said...

Hi! I love what you've done. I really want to make some new curtains. Found you on New Friend Friday. I'm a new follower. Hope you stop by.

Melissa said...

Love the comforter...and good job on the curtains...

sissie said...

Your new curtains are very pretty. Isn't that heat and bond the greatest stuff!!

Great post.


Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

I too love The Nester's great ideas. Your curtains look beautiful! I did something similar in my Living Room yesterday. I'll be sharing soon.

Thanks for stopping by... so nice to "meet" you. :)

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Lacy,
It's so nice to meet you! I'm your newest friend and follower! I just found your precious blog and I am truly inspired. Your home is amazing and gorgeous! I just adore your new draperies. Great job!

Please stop and see me anytime. You are always welcome my friend.

*Blessings & Smiles* ~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you for entering my blue giveaway and following along Lacy! I really appreciate it.

Have a great weekend. ~Melissa :)

Diann said...

Your bedroom looks wonderful! Have a terrific Sunday!

Cathy said...

Lacy...these turned out beautifully! I love them! Your room is beautiful! I love the plates you have hanging on the wall...wonderful!

I am so glad that I found your darling blog! I became a follower and look forward to visiting here often!


♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wowzers, you did GREAT.. Your room is lovely and I know you must be thrilled with it...


Jo said...

Thank you for stopping by ~ it's so nice to meet you!

Your curtains are fabulous! They look like custom curtains from a high end shop.

Your blog is lovely and I'll be following along ~

Ann said...

Hi Lacy~ First let me say, I love, love your bedding!! I have always had a thing for Asian inspired toile. :)
I'm really glad that you posted your window pictures. We have 2 windows in our new home just like your bedroom window. I was uncertain how to hang I know! Thanks.
Your curtains look amazing. Great job.
Thanks for sharing,
The Tattered Tassel

A 2 Z said...

Passing by from Sunday Favorites. You did such a good job on your room. Everything is to my taste. Thanks for sharing Lacy. I cant share anything from my house at the moment. We are doing the floors and just about everything else. Its a big mess. Its nice to see other people's homes looking so beautiful! I'm a new follower!

Shelia said...

Hi Lacy! Oh, what a lovely bedroom and your curtain mistreatments are beautiful! You did a great job and I love the fabric on your bed linens. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Allison Shops said...

You did a great job on the curtains, your entire bedroom. Lovely room. Dropping by from BNOTP.


Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Love your mistreatments too! What a great deal @ $2!

dee dee said...

What beautiful curtains!
They add so much to your room.
Dee Dee

Designs on 47th Street said...

Very, very nice! I am super impressed. I loved the look into your bedroom. You have a lovely room (and home too, I'm sure!)


Alyssa Barnett said...

My sissy and I were just discussing how to create curtains this way...thanks for the tips. They look great!

Lou Cinda said...

This looks great!! The curtains look so elegant and I love the comforter! Your bedroom is gorgeous!

Lou Cinda :)

kim said...

I love the panels you made and that bedding is gorgeous. You got a fantastic deal on that fabric. Your bedroom is very pretty.

Marla said...

Lacy, I love your curtains, the material is stunning I agree. Your bedroom looks like it is straight out of a designer magazine, really!So I am in Gainesville too! I have never met another blogger from here, that is too cool! I went to the GW on 34th st yeaterday and scored some pretty sweet stuff, seems the students get rid of the best stuff when they are leaving town. so great to meet you, Marla

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a beautiful room and love the curtains!

SmilingSally said...

Oh Lacy, you made a BIG difference--and it's so pretty. Happy Blue Monday.

momgen said...

Wow i like it....Happy blue Monday!

Mine is here

Anonymous said...

Love the new curtains and what a pretty room! The only thought I had was that you might need something bigger over the bed or just add a couple more rows to the collection you have going.

Lara Harris said...

Beautiful comforter!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Lacy...

Oooh...I love your new bedding and drapes! They are absolutely the colors...beautiful fabric and pattern!!! You did a great job with your draperies, my friend! BRAVO!!! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous bedroom with us...what a treat!!! You are such a talented lady...seamstress and designer!!!

Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous post with us for Sunday Favorites this week! So sorry that I'm just now getting by for a visit...I was out of town yesterday!

Have a marvelous Monday, my friend!
Chari @Happy To Design

Kendall said...

Lacy -- Your new curtains look GREAT! Love them! You might try hanging your art in a horizontal row above your bed. That would fill up the space nicely. Try it out and see if it looks good. For the nightstands, I can definitely see ROUND tables since you have a lot of rectangles in the room. Thanks for linking up to Shop The House Sunday!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The bedding and drapes are gorgeous. I love them. YOur bedroom is just beautiful. I love the vignette on your dresser with the pictures, silver champagne bucket with the orchids and the gorgeous blue vases. So pretty. Your room is really lovely. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Natasha said...

Wow, you really were inspired-this is fabulous! You have given me some great ideas too-thanks for sharing.

Best wishes,

nannykim said...

What a pretty bedspread!! a touch of the orient there! The curtains look smashing!

my house blog is

FrouFrouBritches said...

I loooove the fabric on the comforter and the curtains. They're beautiful!!!! Great job!

Angie said...

Love that fabric on the windows and the comforter is gorgeous! Great job on the "mistreatment"!

Kim said...

This is just gorgeous! I absolutely adore your new bedding. Thank you for linking up to FFT :).

Anonymous said...

Hi -- I stopped by from Kim's party and I'm so glad I did. I love the look of your bedding with the curtains. Beautiful!

Lisa Montsion said...

I love the curtains.