Monday, August 18, 2008
I finally did it! I did a mistreatment.....thanks for the inspiration Nester. I have had the fabric for (shudder)6 or 7 years. I got it from my DH's aunt. She is in the high end furniture business and this was some fabric left over from a job. I have been wanting to do something some years. I almost did something with it when we were in Jacksonville, but then we moved back to Texas.......it was been sitting in box with some other fabric since we moved. I found the rod, brackets, finials and clips on clearance at Bed bath and Beyond. I had a stockpile of coupons, so I was able to get another 20% off each item. I sent about $60 on the rod. I thought I could splurge since I had nothing in the fabric. The trim was purchased at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon. I then hot glued it on to the valance. I did have to do some sewing. the stripes for the valence were not going to go up and down. Did not like that. I measured and figured out the what I needed to have, and then just cut into 4 equal sections. I just straight stitched them together. I love it! for the panels i just ripped the lenght of fabric I had in half so that I would have 2 panels. My MIL was over (she sews) and convinced me to use hem tape onthe panels, well I ran out after one panel so the other one just got pressed down. Can you tell wich one has teh hem tape and whci one does not? I think it gives a warm to the room that it was lacking before. thanks for looking. Now i have to figure out how to add the blinkie!
Close up of valance and panel. (don't forget to notice the tassel!)