Lori at Thrifty Decor Mom updated her windows with new window treatments without sewing.
Well, I’ve done it again. I made more window treatments (without sewing!). This time they were for my bay window. I have wanted to do something with this window for sew (ha! ha! – I crack myself up!) long!! I had a picture in my OCD brain of what I wanted to do and came across a photo on a blog that I loved. You have to check out what Marla of Always Nesting did to her bay window. This was my inspiration – thanks for all your help Marla!! You can go here to see her window treatments.
I finally found some panels at Bed, Bath and Beyond that I liked. But there was a problem. They were on clearance and only had 2 left. I needed 4 panels so what did I do? Oh yeah, I cut those babies in half and made 4! I also wanted tab top panels but these had a pocket for a curtain rod. So, being the creative and thrifty person that I am, I used the tie backs that came with the panels to make some tabs. Ha!
Hanging the panels was also a challenge. I really couldn’t do a curtain rod because of the angles and everything. When I saw Marla’s window I knew I had to
use copy her idea and hang the panels from finials. Another problem. Those finials are expensive and I needed 10 of them!! My handyman hubby had a great idea to look in the hardware section at Lowe’s. I found some drawer knobs that I liked and they were much more affordable (about $40 for 10).
Ok, I know you are all dying to see the before and after pictures so here you go:
|Here they are at night|
|Here’s a day light picture|
I can’t believe how much they change the whole look of the windows!! I absolutely love them!! It was A LOT of hemming tape and ironing so I’m thinking that I might need to take a sewing class and finally learn how to use a dang sewing machine!
Great job on the window treatments. They really do add to the space. What do you think?