Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Window Mistreatments!

The Nesting Place is having a Window Mistreatment Party & I thought it would be fun to join in! I mistreated these windows some time back and wanted to share. I have enjoyed looking at all of the others who have linked their mistreatments on the site. Go ahead & take a look! You'll get tons of ideas!


Mistreatment: (n). covering for a window that is quick, cheap and pretty. may or may not need hardware does not require sewing. a real designer's worst nightmare.
Mistreating: (v). the act of treating a window with dignity and respect without use of the following: hundreds of dollars, sewing, time, crying, divorce, child neglect...


Here is the completed project... 
There was a little sewing done on these.  I hope it still counts!!!  The rod wasn't
long enough so I stretched it out & taped it together!

Okay... here's the major mistreatment part!  When you lift up the valance this is what you see!  Notice the unfinished edge of the fabric that is stapled to the wall to look like panels...  Shhhhh...  Don't tell anyone!

The row of beaded fringe was attached using a hot glue gun!
Gotta love the fast & easy way of gettin' things done!


12 comments:

kristi_temple said...
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kristi_temple said...

I love your mistreatment of these windows. I thought they were custom drapes. Your fabrica and fringe are fabulous. Very elegant.

Bella's momma said...

Looks wonderful!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Hi Jill! Well, your blog is so fun and pretty...I will have to keep that in mind if I start thinking about redesigning my blog! :) I have to say I love your mistreated windows...especially the fringe! Thanks for visiting my blog today too!
-Carrie

The Berry's Patch said...

Very nice mistreatments.I love red! Where did you get your trim? It's beautiful.

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

Wonderful. Big beautiful windows AND mistreatments!!!

Shannon said...

These look great!!! You have such a cute blog! I enjoyed looking through it!

Bonita said...

Oh, Jill, I love your window mistreatment! It looks so classy yet warm and comfortable too. Great job!

restyled home said...

Anyone who can pull together a great look using a stapler is a kindred spirit in my book! Love it!!

Linda

The Shoup Family said...

That is amazing!! Absolutely amazing... I am especially loving the staples too. Thanks for the peekies!!

Aja
SE Kansas

M.L. said...

Now that I see your beautiful mistreatment, I consider it a compliment indeed as I read your kind comment about mine. Yours truly are gorgeous!
I just posted some photos of my daughter's walls that we are stenciling with a huge french damask design. Feel free to take a look. : )M.L.@ http://the houseofwhimsy.blogspot.com

sandi said...

Hi Jill
Thanks for your nice comment on my sight. I really like how you covered that big window and love the fringe.