After the move, I had to re-think pretty much everything in my house. The windows are NO exception to this problem.
Those of you who have been reading me for a while know that I could not sew if my life was on the line...so I have to be creative with my window treatments...or let them look like they came from a big box store. I refuse to be typical...so I choose to be creative.
My youngest daughter has a fairly large window in her bedroom. I did not want to get rid of her pretty sheer curtains that she had, so I had to modify my design to make them work with her new window dimensions.
Simply hanging the curtains without a valance worked at our other house, but definitely NOT in this house.
The curtains look “okay”…but they are just not quite what I wanted to see…so I got to scheming…and trying to come up with a new look for them.
One night I was browsing around the internet and I came across some adorable curtains made out of chicken wire. I loved the look of them…but didn’t want to have the same thing…no copy cat here! I kept on looking…but could not get those curtains out of my head…nor could I find them again to look at! So…I have to thank my inspiration person from here…”thank you who ever you are for the inspiration!”
With the inspiration of that elusive post still fresh in my mind, I decided to make my own Tootsie version of those curtains.
I pulled out my roll of chicken wire…and grabbed a couple of gauzy window panels and started to work. I cut myself some of the chicken wire to fit the window and folded it in half to make it the right size for my plan.
I then started ripping strips of fabric and weaving them in and out of the chicken wire.
I wanted the valance that I was making to be “imperfect” and look a little frayed…so I added a little more detail with some purple pieces ripped and frayed to add a little “shabby” to the whole thing.
After several hours of weaving and ripping and tying little pieces onto the chicken wire…My masterpiece was complete!
I hung the valance onto the existing curtains with a couple of curtain clips (it is really light weight) and ripped a couple more strips to use as ties on the sheers.
“Busy” absolutely LOVES them now!
I am far from finished in this room…but the window is off to a very good start. The purple in the valance pulls the purple in her bed spread quilt out nicely! I have ideas for that bed…and a few other little projects that I would like to find time to work on in the near future. In other words…you haven’t seen the last of this bedroom!
Stay tuned…one of these day’s I will find time…and this room will get Tootsiefied completely.
So? What do you think? Do you like the Tootsie Coop look? ha ha ha!
Until Next Time…Happy Decorating!
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