Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I just love my window to the outside, but when we gave our kitchen a make over they removed my plantation shutters to install the new tile. 
Of course that's when the truth came out.
Camo Man, aka my husband, said he hated my shutters. Well lets just say he did not have them reinstalled. 
That left me with a naked window...yikes!

I was on the hunt for some fabric...Ah..heaven for me...I have a little addiction to fabric.

The one below was to busy and Camo Man said "No more flowers."

This was fantastic, oh that  gorgeous grey that is so in style.  
But way outta budget for these kitchen curtains and it really did not look all that great. (Note you can see the sample hanging in the first picture).
Even if something is in style and current, if it does not work or is not over the top fabulous, just do not use it.

 While out on an adventure with Susie.  I spotted some drapery panels that I thought just might work.    
 TIP *    If you want your drapery to look like you had a professional make them, just add inexpensive backing to them.  

Then I had to frufru them up a bit with a little trim.

Took a little needle and thread to add a few gathers.

And there you have it, my new curtain made from a store bought panel.
I will have to show you what I did with the left over fabric I cut off.

Thank you for stopping by,


Cherie said...

Well Melissa if this is fabric options for a window covering, I love the 1st two!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

That was a fun day shopping. Remember that guy who kept following us around trying to help us pick out curtains? Weird...Love your new look.

Nancy said...

I love Lowe's!! and yes, it doesn't take much to dress a window and makes me feel good when it's done on a few dollars! You get to shop with Susie?! Lucky woman :)

Nicole said...

Looks great! I love how you jazzed it up girl! Your tile looks fab! I know you are loving it! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Hope you have a great day!

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

You did a great job on those!

Coastalpines said...

I LOVE your fabric, it makes your kitchen look even more beautiful!! In fact, I have a similar print in green and white on a table in my living room...pretty & timeless.

I look forward to following your blog and thank you for peeking at mine :)

cheryl said...

Your window treatment looks fantastic! I love when a window panel becomes something more!

martha said...

So beautiful! You have real talent!

What is the name of the blue fabric? I am smitten....

The Flying Bee said...

Hey girl!

It was so great getting to see you and Susie that day! We need to do lunch one of these days! I am loving your new's beautiful! Love the curtain, too!


Sharyl said...

That looks great! I absolutely love the personalization!

HeathahLee said...

I love it! So very pretty!!

Lettered Cottage said...

WOW! That shade looks AWESOME! You did a really, really great job and I'm so happy that you're blogging! :-)

Sue said...

Missy, I love the fabric on that curtain! You frou-frou-ed them up just perfectly, adding the trim. No more "nekkid" window! :-)
~ Sue

Stephanie said...

What a great way to dress up your window. It really turned out nice. Gave the space a punch of color, love it.