Sunday, August 17, 2008

My very own window mistreatment

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.

8 comments:

Darlene said...

It looks great....you are definitely on your way to becoming a full-fledged mistreater!!!!

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

Now that is so creative and beautiful!

The Nester said...

love the color and yes, good idea to burn the edges to stop the fraying. isn't their some little gadget with a big fancy name that does that for you? I like that you did it he old fashioned way!

Sarah & Crew said...

This is incredible! I need to learn from you and take the time to play around with fabric. . .the results are so cool! Thanks for sharing :)

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Look at how that tassel matches!

~ Sarah

Bonita said...

Nice work and it only took 15 minutes. Wow!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Nice work. Looks great.
:)Nancy

Meghan said...

Nicely done!