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Friday, May 13, 2011

The Drapes Are Done!!!!!



Ok, I know you are probably sick and tired of this room and since I have been sewing like a mad woman, I am really tired of it too, but I am so happy to have the drapes redone from this - - -


To this - - - -  Don't they look so much better.  The room even looks bigger.  This is my view standing beside the kitchen island.


Standing in front of the island looking towards the backyard.


I already had some pillows that I made quite a while ago that matches the header fabric.


This was the breakfast area before.  (I know, you've seen it a million times)  Just bear with me.


This is the breakfast area now, just across from the kitchen island.


This is the view from the sliding doors. 

OK, I am burned out on sewing for a while, but I really do love the change.   Thanks for looking at this room for the bazillionith time. 

I am joining the following:
Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Show Off Your Cottage Monday @ The House In The Roses
                                          Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage
                                                   Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle


91 comments:

  1. Wow Marty, what a big and beautiful difference! The new window treatments let so much more light in!

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  2. Marty your drapes look awesome! You have a gorgeous home!

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  3. Hi Marty, That was a lot of sewing but your drapes look fabulous! I do not sew but I am always in awe when I see someone tackle such a big sewing project. Great job!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  4. Marty, what a great transformation! Your new drapes look fabulous and I agree, room look larger! I still can't believe you made them, you are creative and so patient! When I sew...I rip out more than I sew! I suppose I need to slow down!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  5. I like them both ways...in fact just love the whole room period...lol.

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  6. Glad you got your sewing done. I still need to sew a cover for my ottoman!

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  7. One teeny thing....if you have any of the plaid fabric left, you might make a sleeve for the light fixture chain. :)

    Barb

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  8. The drapes look wonderful! It really updates the room with that simple alteration. You did good!! ;>)

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  9. They look great, Marty! I not only like the valance you added to the drapery panels but the way it opens up your windows.

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  10. Marty, you are so fast and they look great. Your room does look bigger and we are not tired of seeing your lovely home. Have a good weekend.

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  11. Oh my what an immediate update! Looks wonderful and the rooms do look larger!

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  12. You did a great job! Love the look!
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  13. I will never get tired of looking at pictures of your beautiful home. And, yes, the curtains do look wonderful. The matching cushions really add to the overall look too.

    AT

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  14. Marty, I LOOOOVE the new drapes and the new look!!!!! Fantastic and very updated! I sure wish I knew how to sew! Have a great weekend, XO, Pinky

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  15. It made a huge difference. I can't imagine how long that took you, but the results were worth it!
    I hope you have a RELAXING weekend! ;)

    ~Angela

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  16. LOVE your drapes! They went from plain to polished. For us non-sewers, please show us how you did this.

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  17. Marty, this is amazing!!! it's magic!! LOVE, love love the difference. looks so rich! Great job!
    xoxo Debra

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  18. The drapes look gorgeous! The difference is amazing. A big pat on the back to Marty!

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  19. These do look great! It's amazing how that treatment at the top gave them so much more definition! You did a wonderful job!

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  20. Yah! Good for you. They turned out great. hugs ~lynne~

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  21. Beautiful! Marty, your work looks so professional and I always love your fabric selections.

    You're right, the rooms do look bigger. Very nice!
    Tammy

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  22. Wow, can't believe the difference in how much light is coming in the room...like it!!! And it does look larger all the way around!!! Don't ya just love it when a big project is finally done....I love working flat out and then resting for a while!!! enjoy !!! Cleo

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  23. Those are really pretty Marty and the room does look bigger...isn't that amazing!
    Enjoy your "new" room :)

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  24. They look gorgeous Marty and I fully appreciate the time and energy that went into them having made most of the drapes in my home too! :-) It really does make them room look bigger and brighter too. Great job!
    Vanessa

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  25. What a big difference!!! Sometimes changing a drape makes all the difference in a room and your new ones certainly make a difference!!! Great job!

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  26. It looks so modern and crisp...love the difference it made!

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  27. Marty, YOu may be sick of sewing but I am loving all your handiwork! What an upscale change. And I agree with you plaids make me swoon. Great color and wonderful attention to detail. It really updates your living space!
    Yvonne

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  28. Marty, your drapes look gorgeous. I love seeing your beautiful home.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Gail

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  29. The new updated drapes look fabulous Marty. Great job!

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  30. Hi Marty, that was well worth the time and effort. The drapes are more sleak and updated, and - yes, it opens up the whole area. Well done! Linda

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  31. Yay! I know you must feel releived! I love them. I love the plaid too. I remember you talking about doing this and had been wondering if you were still going to do this. I want to add a decorative piece that hangs over my drapes, maybe in the shape of diamond points, but am not sure of that either. I like the way the straight edge looks on yours so I'm now wondering how a straight edge that hangs over my existing drapes would look? I have the fabric, I just can't get the nerve up to cut the fabric yet. You did such a beautiful job as always and it looks fantastic!

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  32. Marty, trust me, we NEVER tire of seeing your beautiful spaces !! I LOVE the new window treatments ... they give your rooms a great new look. Your fabric choice is fabulous, too !! Always inspiring us.

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  33. Well done, Marty! Your drapes have transformed your space to make it even more lovely!

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  34. Marty, I couldn't believe what a difference that made! It changed the way everything looked! So refined now, but the before was lovely too. I am in love with your decorating! HUGS!!!

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  35. BEAUTIFUL! If you are not a decorator, you should be! Love your knack for decorating your walls. The plates and decor in the dining area are so pretty. Lovely curtains. I discovered your blog on another site and will add your blog to my list of "other nests to visit" on mine. Oh, I lived in Houston, Texas, for 16 years...my son lives there now and works for an oil and gas company. You are right, it does stay in your blood. My home now is in the Northwest--a big change for a Southern gal from Florida/Texas---but my husband and I LOVE it here and plan to stay. Still get to sneak to Texas to see my son who is getting married in November--so best of both worlds. Have a happy day today! xoxo Kim

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  36. I love what you've done with your drapes Marty - who'd a thought it'd make such a difference :o)
    Congratulations on a job well done!
    Best wishes - have a fun weekend.
    Rose H

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  37. Your new drapes are wonderful. You did a fantastic job!

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  38. Marty, they look lovely. I know you worked so hard on them and the rods look great too! ♥O

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  39. Marty, I sent an email with a link for the chain/cord cover.

    Barb

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  40. Hi lovely lady. Your room looks so Beautiful Marty. You did a lovely job putting the room altogether !!~~I hope you and your family have a Great Day !!!
    xxoo
    Diane

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  41. I never get tired of seeing ANY of your rooms - I just love your decor style & all the changes you make. So inspirational! The drapes turned out beautifully.

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  42. Just beautiful Marty..what an awesome job you did girl..Hugs and smiles to you my Dear friend..Gloria

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  43. Beautiful! I especially love your sunflower arrangement on the kitchen table!

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  44. Just beautiful, Marty! And I, for one, NEVER get tired of looking at your gorgeous home! You are such an inspiration to me!

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  45. Marty they are just beautiful! Girl you better be patting yourself on the back cause you sure deserve it...I can't even begin to imagine all the hard work that went into making those...but the end results are glorious girl..what a huge difference they make...just like in a magazine...your house is just beautiful and you did it all yourself...you did good girl..Love ya...Picket

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  46. Don't worry about showing the same rooms, Marty! We ALL show the same rooms. Your room turned out beautiful!
    Brenda

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  47. I love the change too. Why is it that the room looks bigger...can't figure that out. You did a beautiful job, makes me wish I could sew!

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  48. Hi Marty, the window treatments look wonderful!!! Your hard work paid off...Kristen

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  49. Wow! SWhat a difference! I kept having to scroll back up to look at the before, to make sure that is the only thing you have changed. Looks amazing! Great job!
    Thanks for the visit and nice comment.

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  50. The drapes are awesome. Just to think you found the perfect fabric for the header some years ago. They look so elegant yet simple. Your rooms have always been gorgeous but this simple change stepped it up a notch. You are one talented lady. Kudo's Ginger

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  51. Forgot to tell you that I went through all the drapery posts. This process was so interesting. Thanks for sharing. Ginger :)

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  52. Awesome job!!!! Good work Marty.

    - The Tablescaper

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  53. Your new curtains look wonderful! You did an excellent job on them, Marty.

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  54. Marty, These turned out fabulous! It's so exciting to stand back and admire something new in your home that you absolutely love!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  55. Looks very pretty, Marty. Love the new vignettes too...Christine

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  56. Wow, your drapes turned out wonderfully! They look fantastic! I can only imagine how much work that must have been, too. (And here I thought it was a lot just to iron eight cotton panels!) ;) But really, they make the room look even more cozy and lovely!

    I hope you are having a good weekend!

    Blessings,
    Jenni

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  57. They look simply gorgeous Marty!
    Kudos to you my dear, you fabulous seemstress you!
    I never tire of seeing pics of your home! It is so lovely and you are such a great decorator!
    I am coming in late July to AZ. hopefully we can get together!
    (or as soon as the baby is born)
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  58. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing the photos. You have a gorgeous home. Hugs.

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  59. 61 comments! Well done! The panels look incredible...did you have to hem them since you added the rings? I have shirred-on panels in my family room and would love an update...but if I add the rings they will be too long. Just wondering...Happy Sunday! Get some rest...~Ann

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  60. Gorgeous! I LOVE the fabric you used for the tops of the drapes... they really add that little bit of "extra" to the space!

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  61. It does look very nice. You did a lovely job.

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  62. Very nice, Marty! What a job!!! Your drapes look wonderful and the detail is fantastic!

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  63. Oh my dear Marty...this is beautiful! I love the new look of your very "own" curtains, wow, hand made by you!, you're so talented! I love both rooms, they look great! You did an awesome job!
    Have a resful week, now.
    Hugs
    FABBY

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  64. They look wonderful Marty! Your hard work paid off. It really does "open" on the space. Which is always amazing to me how much something so simple can change the feel of a room. Now that you are all done and probably itching too make more, I'll take 3 sets in the exact same fabric! :)

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  65. Your new drapes are stunning! It always amazes me how a simple change can make such a big impact.

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  66. The drapes look great. All of your had work has certainly paid off!

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  67. Oh, Marty, your new drapes are so lovely and they do make your space look bigger. You're so talented at sewing. Now I think I could be talented if I could find fabric at the price you pay! Amazing! Your home is just stunning.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  68. Marty, Nothing like new window treatments to make us feel so good about a room. You did a fabulous job. You have a gift.......

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  69. Those really do make the area look bigger! Great change! I am a new follower from Amaze Me Monday. :) Chris

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  70. Hi Marty, All of that hard work was definitely worth it. They look beautiful. The tailored look of the panels does make the room look larger. I'm wanting to redo my living room panels but it is a huge undertaking also. I would have to sew eight and keep trying to talk myself out of it, ha, ha.
    Marianne :)

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  71. Marty, You did a beautiful job on the drapes. I know that's a lot of work and I admire you for being able to make drapes. I can sew but don't do much other than mending or covering a pillow now. I found I really don't like to sew..lol
    It was one of those necessary skills every young lady was taught when I was in high school. It's nice that you sew well and make beautiful draperies and pillows.
    Hope you have a good week,
    Babs

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  72. Marty you are awesome! The drapes look wonderful and make such a difference in the room. The room is so inviting - I would love to share a lemonade whilst we chit-chat at the table. :-) You definitely got a HUGE bank for your buck! You continue to inspire!

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  73. Those look terrific Marty! I really like how they brighten up the room. Really pretty!

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  74. Perfect! They certainly do make the room look larger!

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  75. Hi Marty...

    My friend, your draperies are GORGEOUS!!! Ohhh yes...they really do look beautiful and they DO make the room look larger! Girlfriend, you are such a talented seamstress! BRAVO, dear friend...they're perfect!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  76. What great change Marty... they brighten up your room more... it looks so elegant and beautiful... And yes love your new arrangement on your breakfast table... that is lovely... And Drapes... perfect 10 stars from me
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    Love
    Farah

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  77. Very pretty -- and a nice fresh and youthful look! Can you do some for me ?! I need to do something in the master --- it's sooo overdo. Thanks for the inspiration, as always.

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  78. Hi Marty,

    I just love your new drapes. You are quite the seamstress! Your breakfast area is beautiful and I adore your new chandelier.

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  79. I love your new drapes and your breakfast room, actually I love it all! Make me some!! Thanks for stopping by refreshrestyle!
    XO
    Debbie

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  80. I LOVE Everything you do Marty, I loved the before AND the after. BUT you are right, the room looks bigger with the new drapes. I think it's the straight lines of the window treatment that don't draw your eye to them. They accent and don't overpower the area...They blend beautifully with the arrangement of your room...PERFECT!!!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  81. Hi Marty-

    Your drapes do make the room look bigger and brighter, too. I had to laugh when I read that you have been sewing like a mad woman. I call times like these my "decorating marathons". Even though it took time, you can now sit back and relax in your room and enjoy your work and all the money you saved by doing it yourself.
    My best- Diane

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  82. Amazing work Marty! Drapes are beautiful..and your dining area looks awesome. Have been following your blog for a while simply love all of your work. We are going to be moving into our first home soon and I'm already making plans on how to place things. your blog is my big inspiration!

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  83. I've been studying this post. I'm going to attempt to make panels like yours for my daughter who just bought a house. I bought ready-made panels at IKEA. I'm going to cut the top off and attach the fabric she picked out. She wants it trimmed in ribbon instead of braid or fringe. I'm not nervous about the top part but I'm wondering about the hemming. Sure hope I can get it right!

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  84. Hi, Marty. I'd already found your awesome blog, and now you've commented on my very first post--thank you! The thumbnail of your living room looked so enticing I went in to get a good peek--it's very, very pretty. I'm so impressed that you sew too! Nice to meet you, Marty!

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  85. Where did u get amazing coffee square with extra seats that is in the family room?? I love it!!!

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