Monday, November 3, 2008

I Heart The Nester!

For those of you poor unfortunate souls who haven't been introduced to the Nester, go here. She is Amazing I tell ya! This lady is the real deal, the whole package. She is uber talented, beautiful, classy, and too funny to boot! She totally inspired me to let go of my perfectionism...still a work in progress, but improving. Anyway. She does these gorgeous window treatments that she so lovingly refers to as "mistreatments". You'll have to visit her to get the full story on that. So, this is my version of mistreatments. I have these windows that scream...hi, I'm from 1975. I wanted to detract from this just a tad, maybe a little disguise. This is my "before" picture, because I forgot to take a real one...sorry. As you can see, we have these skinny little outdated windows that are begging to be replaced, but that ain't gonna happen anytime soon. Their one positive attribute is that they let in alot of natural light...I'm trying to boost their self esteem...sometimes I say ugly things about them. I just happened to have this remnant of fabric my sister gave me...perfect. I cut it to fit above the window, hot glued some cute trim on the bottom, and tacked it straight to the wall. Yes, you heard me right...I used upholstery tacks, and no one has ever noticed until I point it out to them.

Then I had my handy dandy #1 Man hang this curtain rod I wasn't even using. Looks good so far, but something is missing. Oooo, oooo, ooo, I just remembered those panels I used in our apartment before we bought this house...they'd be perfect.
Let me tell you girls...there was absolutely No sewing done for this little project. I don't sew. I can't sew. I use hot glue and upholstery tacks, and iron on hem tape. Sometimes I cut the fabric, but sometimes I just rip it...ala Nester. I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. I think they are lovely. And the best part...the only thing I didn't have laying around the house was that trim and it was 30% off at Hobby Lobby. Yes, it's a beautiful thing. I LOVE to create something from nothing and spend little to no money while doing it.

I thought I'd give you a close up of those infamous upholstery tacks. No one ever notices...I promise. Easy Peasy!


The Nester said...


I love that you put up some panels in the middle of the window too! And what juicy colors!

Lindsay said...

I love them! Your house is so cute! I am so jelous!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying "Hi". Please come back often! You have a great blog yourself! Have a wonderful day!


Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, love the colors and what you did to the windows! Looks wonderful!

Hooray for you, let go! Let go! There is no room for perfection in a happy home!


Jen said...

Those panels really update that window and give the whole thing importance. I love it!

megan said...

I'm so excited I nearly peed my pants! Thank you for introducing me to Nester!!! I have been stalking her site for the last hour or so and now have a million ideas for my home! Hurrah! -Megan

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