Wednesday, April 6, 2011

One Down Three To Go

I started trying to get this project done over a month ago, but life sure gets in the way of fun sometimes.  However, I have finally started the long overdue drape project. 

This is what the window in the breakfastroom has looked like.  When we moved in I made these panels and since we were still trying to rearrange furniture, I just shirred them on a rod and tied them back.

This fabric I've had for over 2 yrs, and finally am going to use it as a header for the drapes.  Love, love, love plaid.

TA-DA!!!  This is much better don't you think? 

The fabric was only $3 yd at my favorite discount fabric store and the trim I found on line for $2.29 yd. I cut a piece of fabric the length that I wanted and added the fringe to the bottom.  I sewed the top of the fabric to the back top of the drape, then pulled the sides around and hand stitched them in place.  I didn't sew the bottom of the panel to the drapes.  I wanted the rod to be larger and more decorative, so I lucked out and found some clearance ones at Ross, this one was $3.99.

I am thrilled with the change and it looks so much more updated.

Now, just three more windows in the ajoining familyroom and it will all look better.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits.  Now I am off to sew some more.


  1. What a beautiful difference that header makes! Such talent.

  2. Oh my..... It is lovely! They look like they were professionally done!!
    Have a Wonderful Weekend!

  3. I like the new look -- and you're really good at doing drapes -- they look amazing!

  4. oh.. what a lovely idea!! and what a huge difference it makes.. gorgeous!!

  5. What a difference! I love this look. I am in the middle of making pinch pleat drapes for the master bath. I have been at it for a couple of weeks now, with life's interuptions and my mistakes getting in the way - lol.

  6. Great new look, I think the new light fixture makes as much difference as the drapery change.


  7. It's beautiful, Marty! You and me both love those checks!

  8. What a great change, Marty! They look fabulous! A very aforadable update!

  9. Great job, it looks wonderful! Wish I knew how to sew. ;) Now the curtains have a little character, love it! Have a great day! XO ~Liz

  10. Wow, what a difference the valance makes! and I love the plaid fabric with the little lace embellishment. This has that professional touch to it. Great job!~Poppy

  11. A perfect update! Just a little fabric makes a huge difference! Keep sewing!

  12. Dear me, you missed your calling as a professional interior decorator.

    We (the Lovable Old Coot and I) are also on a re-do project; but it is NOT going as swimmingly as yours.

    You can read my travails at Sorting..Resorting to Subterfuge. :) Great pictures!
    Have a wonderful day - Marsha

  13. Marty,they look fantastic,I really think this up-date is awesome.You sew lovely.
    Can't wait to see the complete tranformation,gonna be so shweet!

  14. I'm amazed at what a difference the plaid makes! Love it! You did a terrific job!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  15. I love the plaid!!!!! They give a whole new feel to the room and I am sooooo loving that work box on the table with the sunflowers in it...girl that is beautiful! Let me know when you open up shop so I can send you some fabric and you make me some pretty curtains! lol Have a great day sweetie...Picket

  16. Love them Marty! They look great.

  17. Wow Marty they look like a whole new set of drapes!! What a great idea!!

    Your room is just gorgeous as usual!!

    Finally got a few pics of the guestroom up - still needs work but is ready for the ladies at least!

    bee blessed

  18. I love the new look. Very pretty!


  19. I'm catching up on the posts backwards. It looks great. Where did you get the idea? (I should say, I don't sew, so I'm clueless).

  20. Ooooo, pretty, Marty. It's amazing what a little bit of pretty fabric can do for a room!

  21. Marty,
    Great curtain makeover! Looks great!

  22. I'm stopping by from Kelly's Korner to check out your window treatments.
    I recently changed our master bedroom curtains from tab light blue curtains to chocolate brown blackout. What a positive difference they made.
    I still want to purchase something for our patio doors. Maybe I'll get some ideas from my tour!
    Great re-do job on the curtains. They look lovely. And I love the red chicken.

  23. What a fantastic idea!! Love the way it changes the look and much more budget friendly :)