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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Guest Bedroom Drapes Are Done

 I finished the drapes for the guest bedroom and got them hung and they really do look so nice in the room.


I used the leftover fabric I had from making the drapes in the familyroom, so they didn't cost me anything.  I bought the rod at Ross and it was only $17.00,  As always I lined the drapes with a sheet.  A twin sheet works fabulously, you just have to cut part of the width off, but you already have a bottom hem by placing the top of the sheet at the hemline of the drape.  I buy the inexpensive ones at Walmart for $5 each.  So all in all the drapes cost me $27.  Not bad at all for beautiful designer fabric, lined, custom drapes and a great rod.


The drapes are a soft beige and cream stripe that is the exact same shade of beige as the walls, so it gives the background a seamless flow since this is such a small room.


 As I said in my last post, I have been working on a really bad stain on the carpet..  (bottom center of photo)  I think about 90 percent of it came out and so for now I am just going to leave it alone, then in about a month I will rent the shampooer again and give it another cleaning.  This time I am definitely going to use ammonia.  I have trusted that for years, and should have gone that route this time.  Anyway for now, I am living with it.


I am using furniture that I have, and even though it is not your typical bedroom furniture, I am making it work. The one end table you see here is actually a kitchen work table.  The leaves fold up on both sides, and it has a pull out cutting board, 1 drawer for silverware and 2 tin curved flour bins.  I had this as an island in my house in Oregon.  Love this piece, but no place for it in this house.  The other side of the bed I will show you later, it is another non-bedroom piece.


My dog lamp looks perfect here so I borrowed it from the familyroom.  I added some greenery, an antique crank phone, and an antique alphabet plate.  The clock is a recent GW find for $1.99.  Love the beautiful cut crystal.


 I am sewing like mad to make the dust ruffle,  the pillow shams and some decorative pillows.  Hopefully I can finish that up this week.

I am linking to the following parties:
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Swing Into Spring
Kimmie at Sugar and Dots for What I Whipped Up Wednesday
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for Open House Party on Thursdays
Katherine at Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop

54 comments:

  1. Hi Marty! Your drapes turned out beautifully! Oh, what a wonderful job you do. I used sheets to line drapes too. They're so perfect with their wide width. I'm just amazed at how your drapes hang so beautifully. You may have told us before how you do this, but I'd love to hear it again. They do look professionally made! You're amazing!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  2. The drapes did turn out really nice Marty!! They are perfect in there. The little vignette is adorable and I love it all...especially that old phone!

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  3. Oh Marty, what beautiful drapes! You amaze me with your talent, you can do anything! Can't wait to see your dust ruffle and shams!

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  4. Marty, your drapes look so good. You did such a beautiful job on the sewing. I can hardly wait for the final reveal.

    Would you please share how you use ammonia to get out a carpet stain? I have a couple of stubborn spots too and am willing to try anything.

    Thank.

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    1. To use ammonia to get out stains, I just get a dampened sponge and pour some ammonia on it, then rub the spot. I repeat until the stain is all gone, then I use another dampened sponge to blot and a clean white towel to blot the area dry. That's it, I have had super success with it.

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    2. Oh thank you for your quick response. I'll let you know how it works.

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  5. The drapes look great, Marty! Very professional looking! Love the table there. I think it's great to use what you've got. I used pieces from my son's old room back in NY in our guest bedroom, and I am in the midst of painting them now. Using what I've got, just painting them to fit in a little better. I can't see anything on the carpet in that picture, so I think you are probably good to go.

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  6. Looks nice and cozy . Awesome job ! Have a great day !

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  7. Great job on the drapes - Very Pretty ! I have not sewn in so long, not sure I even thread the machine. :-D I don't see a spot on the carpet.
    Enjoy your evening.

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  8. Marty, The bedroom is looking great, I can't wait to see the finished room.
    Sandy

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  9. It's looking beautiful,Marty. I love the drapes!

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  10. Hi Marty, Love your drapes-I've never even attempted them because the whole idea scares me. I can't wait to see the room finished-I know it will look like a magazine cover, just like the rest of your home.
    Noreen

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  11. Your drapes look very nice. You did a wonderful job on them.:)

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  12. Your room is coming together beautifully Marty. I am anxious to see your dust ruffle as I adore the fabric you chose! Have you ever tried Oxi Clean for carpet stains? It has worked magnificently for me. Just use the directions on the canister. Jane

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  13. looking great so far Marty.. its gonna be spectacular~!

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  14. Beautiful drapes and they hang so well. So nice to have the talent to make your own. It would take me days or even weeks with much sweating. I like when furniture not meant for the bedroom is used.

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  15. Fabulous drapes sweet lady...I guess you're just so talented, wonderful you can do it yourself! I can't wait to see the finished look, you are such terrific decorated, it will be beautiful, like all you do! Thank you for your lovely and kind comment on my den, I so appreciate it! Lots of hugs,
    FABBY

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  16. Hi Marty,

    Your drapes are lovely. How sweet that you can make them yourself.

    Dee

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  17. It is already looking great! I love how you matched the wall color to the drapes.

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  18. Marty your drapes look fabulous! I love that table and think it looks great in there!!

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  19. Your drapes are gorgeous! How I wish I could sew like you! Can't wait to see the rest!

    Have you tried Oxy Clean on the stain. The laundry detergent works wonderful on fabric.

    XO,
    Jane

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  20. Those turned out wonderful Marty! I need to make some for our master.

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  21. You did a wonderful job on the drapes,Marty. They hang beautifully! Good job. I can't wait to see your beddng- xo Diana

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  22. I wish I could sew! The drapes look so good!

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  23. You did a beautiful job on the drapes Marty...and the colors you have used are perfect...You could always use a large rug to help cover the stain.. Your bed would look great sitting on the rug...(just a thought) I have a bed that sits on a large rug and I really do like the look...
    Blessings..

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  24. What beautiful draperies...adore the stripe - can't wait to see the finished room!!

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  25. Your new draperies look wonderful, Marty! I love the way you're using what you have in this room--it's going to be beautiful, and it'll be a great testimony to the power of hard work and creativity rather than the spending of a lot of money. I love that!

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  26. Beautiful drapes Marty, They hang so well. Your room is coming together nicely.

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  27. Your guest bedroom is looking good Marty! You are so smart about lining the curtain panels with a sheet. I'm going to have to remember that!

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  28. Your new drapes look terrific. Love the tip to line them with twin sheets!

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  29. Your room is looking really great Marty. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. I need to redo our guest room too..right now it's cluttered and needs ...something. But I'm keeping your drapes in mind. They look wonderful. I have made curtains..but not drapes..and..I'm a little bit ..iffy about trying it. You make it sound simple though..

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  31. The drapes are wonderful and it seems that you are well on your way in completing the room...funny, back in the "sewing days" I lined my bedroom drapes with sheets too...a great alternative to a more expensive drapery liner fabric!

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  32. Vos rideaux apportent une grande douceur dans cette pièce...
    Gros bisous

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  33. I love your drapes and the side table is a great addition!

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  34. Oh Marty, you are so darn talented! I can't sew so truly appreciate that you did this yourself!!! The room is going to be beautiful. I can't wait to see it all done! XO, Pinky

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  35. The drapes turned out so beautiful...love that fabric...I also use sheets as a liner!!! About 4 years ago, I got tired of renting a shampooer and spent the big bucks and bought one of my own....and do I love it!!!! It is a workhorse and I use it so often...seeing as there is carpet in every room and there are pets...even does the upholstery and stairs....love it...I even use Oxy-clean in it, works great!!! hugs...cleo

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  36. NICE JOB!!!ANd I did not see a stain at all!!So you did a great job on that too!!!You are so resourceful, and I love all your great decorating ideas!!!make things work even when they might be for other uses!!!
    love it so far!!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  37. They look great, Marty ... as always, well done! Your guest room is coming along beautifully ... can't wait to see more!

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  38. Beautiful drapes, Marty! Love the fabric! You are so talented! This is going to be a stunning room!

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  39. Loving the drapes AND the little kitchen side piece doing double duty in the bedroom. I like to switch things like that up myself.

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  40. First of all, I love the drapes. That's the look I adore.

    As for the stain, I live in Manila and we don't have carpeted floors. But I'm with you regarding ammonia-- it's a hard worker, that ammonia. It's an excellent grease-cutter here in the capitol city of the Philippines where the smog is dreadful.

    However, because the kids are using it to make drugs-- UGH-- I cannot buy ammonia in the household cleanser aisles anymore. I used to put it in my washing machine. I used the sudsy ammonia for cutting the grease that gets trapped behind picture frames on the walls, inside my freezer (ice cube trays), refrigerator, and you name it. So, I'm jealous that you're able to purchase ammonia!

    We moved here from Guam last August, and our container didn't arrive until mid-September. I've been having fun, too! Your place's really coming along nicely.

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  41. The drapes look just beautiful. I too use a flat sheet (also from Walmart...you can't beat the $5). I'd love to know your secret to getting out an old stain out of carpet. I have a stain in my guest room rug...for now I keep an area rug over it, but I would prefer getting it out. It's from years ago when our house guest had a baby and it's a formula spit up stain...lovely. Thanks for joining in the party.

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  42. Your drapes turned out beautifully, Marty. I love the table that you chose and the accessories. Can't wait to see it finished. :)

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  43. What a beautiful job you've done with the drapes,Marty! love the idea of lining with bed sheets! The table vignette looks adorable with the cute dog lamp and crank phone:)Thanks for sharing the tip about carpet stain removal with ammonia. Have a lovely day!Hugs,Poppy

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  44. Hi Marty,
    Wonderful job on the drapes! The table display is darling, too! Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day! xoxo ~Liz

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  46. Just beautiful Marty! I love the table you are using for a nightstand and the arrangement on it is neat, love the crank phone!
    Such a sewer you are, love the drapes and how you lined them with Walmart sheets, can't wait to see it all done!

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  47. Gorgeous drapes Marty. Your room is looking fabulous! Can't wait to see the dust ruffle and all the other goodies you're sewing.

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  48. Hi Marty, man alive girl you've been busy. Your draperies are lovely, what talent you have. Looking forward to seeing your dust ruffle, I know everything is going to be gorgeous. hugs ~lynne~

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  49. Just beautiful girl..you do sew so great..May you have the best ever Mother's day my dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  50. Nice smooth cotton carpets like my towel even it suits the color of the same. Really I like the room designs and furniture too.

    Buffet Cabinets

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  51. Marty,
    Your drapes turned out lovely! I adore how they flow seamlessly along the wall! Perfect color choice!!! The table and vignette are the beginning of those exquisite details that you master so beautifully! Thank you for sharing.
    Fondly,
    Pat
    P.S. What stain???

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