I have been a fan of the Nester for a long time and LOVE her posts about home decoration using a few yards of fabric, a hot glue gun, and some upholstery tacks. She is one talented lady! I don't know how she does it- using fringe and pompom trim and different prints and it never looks tacky. It looks designer. I get jealous.
So here's what I did. I took some polyester fabric from the home-dec section of Jo-ann's. (Okay, I didn't TAKE it, I paid for it. That sounded all wrong.) It was fraying something terrible and I didn't want to sew the slippery stuff so I lit a candle and singed all the edges LIGHTLY so as not to burn the building down. I opened a window, it was stinky!
Then I started playing. I dragged a nightstand to the window (I don't have a ladder or even chairs and the table was closer) and jumped up there with my fabric and some upholstery tacks. I fussed and draped and jumped down to get a look from far away and the jumped back up and played some more.I found the tassel yesterday at walmart and I slapped that sucker up there too, check it out:
I think the results were worth the 15 minutes it took to do the project! The pictures are sort of disgraceful- it is really hard to take pictures of windows. Then I had to lighten them up enough so that you could see that the fabric wasn't a big chunk of black, but that made it look like the fabric was see-through- it isn't. Also, mini-blinds are courtesty of my landlord.