Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Simple fix

This is something so seriously simple you might not even need to read this post. I wont be offended. For the rest of you that didn't think of this, like me. You'll be knocking yourself in the head and saying "duh". So seriously. simple. it's. sick. :) Okay, here goes- Mistreating at it's finest.

See that little itty bitty window behind my couch?

It's just a single window but I hung the curtains a little wider so that it balanced out the room a bit more. But, with the sheers I only had one panel and it bugged me to no end that it covered all of the blinds. It's taking away some of the texture, and with a room so small-- it depends on texture to keep it fresh and clean and not a stuffy box. Not to mention LIGHT! Layers cover up much needed light in the room. So what did I do? Cut it in half.

Yup, just cut a perfectly good curtain sheer in half, and a little bit extra with each panel so they're skinnier. This helps it not be so bunched up, which would have been the problem with two full sized panels.

Anyway, after I cut them I just flipped them so that the raw edges were on the outside of the window, behind the drop cloth curtains, this way no one would see them. However I could have taken it a step further, just in case they frayed-- do sheers fray? Well I'll guess I'll find out, but if it bothers you grab some hemming tape  irorn it on to make a pretty little seem. No sewing included!

Unless you're my Mom reading this-- cussing me out for not breaking out my sewing machine. Hate me.

I'll go ahead and enjoy my lazy way of doing it.

Now they're semi- finished good enough and width appropriate to the window. Love it.

Goodness you'd think I'd iron them or at least clean up before I showed you this. Now my Mom is really going to let me hear it. 

See the difference? It's magical. So simple. Love it.

And, because I know you'd like to see the little girls behind the cute toes that cannot be cropped out:

Go ahead and try to tell them their feet need to be cropped out of a picture... Just try, dare you.

Frugal Friday


Brandy said...

great idea!!

Lolly Jane said...

so fab! love it. and those couches are darling! as are your girls. ;)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Looks fabulous...I love your couch!!!!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Love it!

Erin Zacharda said...

Don't you just love it when you think of something terrific and then go - DUH, why didn't I think of that sooner!? What a great idea, and honestly I probably wouldn't have thought of it for a while either :)

Did you make that white slipcover???

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Okay, I was one of the ones going DUH! I wouldn't have thought of that. Looks great.

Cherry Chick said...

Brilliant..just brilliant!

Lisa, An American Mom said...

Looks super cute. But a question - if you have the bamboo shades, and you have the drapes, why do you also need sheers? Just curious if its for function or aesthetics?

Sausha @ {show and tell} said...

lazy way is the best way - i should put that on a pillow...hmmmm

anyways, i love it - and i am loving the white sectional :)

Kenzie said...

Perfect! It looks amazing!

Rachelle said...


We have all the layers because the blinds aren't the best at privacy and you can't really tell but that window is smack dab next to my neighbors side entry door! So the more layers the better for privacy but I think they look good too!


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