In case you haven't heard, Kate Gosselin ditched her crazy short hair 'do in keeping with her "Off with the old, On with the new" theme. I, for one, love it, but this post isn't really about Kate.
This is a post for all of you following my naked window saga. You'll be happy to know that, now that Christmas is behind us, I'm slowly making progress in the way of treatments. This week, I've been working on Daughter #2's room. And, as usual, there is a story behind it all. I'm going to give 2 options at this point. Option A is the long version of the story, for those of you who need detailed background info. And Option B is the short version that pretty much just gets to the point.
This story begins in September, when we were in the process of moving here. I had made up my mind, when I was planning for this bedroom, that I wanted some striped silk for the window treatment, but couldn't find the right thing anywhere, except this pre-made green one from Pottery Barn Kids. However, they were out of stock by the time I discovered them. So, I resorted to where all good buyers go to find Pottery Barn items that are discontinued: eBay. And, fortunately, I was able to get the one I wanted for only $29 including shipping! I was ecstatic! But little did I know that my post office would cause a mix-up that delayed it's arrival for 2 months! Arrrrrgh! (Can you sense that I'm still aggravated?)
So, when it finally arrived, I realized it was going to be too short. (I knew it was only 84" long, but was hoping I could let the hem out a little--still not long enough). Here's where the extensions had to come in. The solution I came to was to lengthen the curtain with some plain white sheet fabric left over from my recent tablecloth project. I simply sewed the extra length I needed to the top of the curtain. Next, I had to hide what I'd just done, so I settled on constructing a type of valance out of black silk , cut in a scallop & edged with black pom pom trim. After the treatment was up, I gathered a few more items I had been waiting to put to good use & a couple small mirrors I found at Hobby Lobby for $1.72 each & created a little grouping above the bed. Then, Voila! One more window down, about 24 others to go.
This is the room of my artistic one. I got her this little canvas for Christmas & she's still thinking about what she'll do with it :)
Disclaimer: I am a self-proclaimed amateur decorator (and an even worse photographer) who breaks the rules of decorating more times than I can count. Use this blog for inspiration in your own home at your own risk :)