Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Weekend Mistreatment

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Well, Nester strikes again at my house.  I’ve had these miserable curtains in my master bathroom for years.  I kept telling myself, “No one sees them.  It doesn’t matter.”  Well, it matters.
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I purchased this material several weeks ago.  It was 50% off of 50% off.  Apparently, that does not mean free.  It does, however, mean really cheap.  The issue was the now what do I do with it? syndrome.
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Lucky for me, I fell in love with this rug (that was not as cheap, mind you) to put in my master bathroom.  Edited to add:  I found the runner at Kohls. I knew I could somehow tie the fabric in to match the rug, but I didn’t know how—still. IMG_0121 Long story not so short, Nester posted about her mistreatments again the other day, and I knew I just needed to dive in head first.  Or upholstery tacks first, as the case may be.IMG_0108
I literally just draped the fabric high above my windows, nailed some upholstery tacks in the wall, and straight pinned the pleats.  Yup.  Straight pins.  Call me crazy.  Oh yeah…I hot glued the fringe on.  While I stood in the tub.
IMG_0141 I’ve decided the exposed tacks bug me, so I bought some “make your own fabric buttons” to place there.  Another day.  This mistreater was done.
IMG_0116I’ll admit.  I was intimidated.  However, I’ll also admit I’m SO doing this again!!  I’ve got a million little holes in my bathroom right now, but I also spent about $20.00 on some pretty nice looking “roman shades”.
IMG_0123 I’ll be back later to show you the whole bathroom.  I was losing light, and my kids were whining about wanting dinner or something trivial like that.

39 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great job, Chris! It looks beautiful! I love your runner, too. I've been looking for new ones for my house; can I ask where you found yours? I love those colors.

{The Classy Woman} said...

It looks great! You did an awesome job and so much nicer and custom-looking than the sheers. Your post made me laugh. I like your writing style. :)

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

It looks really, really great!! Love them!

Evy said...

It looks great! It's funny how sometimes the most unconventional solutions and methods work the best. You did a great job, I love it!

Cherish @ My Cup of Tea said...

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful! I would have never thought to go about it that way. I think I will recycle the idea in my bathroom! Thanks!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Looking good! However, I am so in love with the runner that I'm a bit distracted. I've been looking for one for my master bath. Yours looks perfect!

Tyler said...

looks great! I really need to figute out what to do in my bathroom.thanks for the ideas:)

Astrid said...

Love your mistreatment! I think it looks great!

Where did you get that beautiful rug?

Danielle said...

Perfect! So perfect, in fact, that I may have to "steal" your idea for my bedroom! My kids always whine about wanting to eat, too...

duchess said...

That looks terrific! Great job & I love that rug.

Vanessa said...

Looks great, your runner matches my living room area rug, Love it!
Vanessa

Bette said...

They look great. I love the colour. If the exposed tacks bother you you can always put them in bewteen the fabric at the very top. I did a similar post a few weeks ago and I hid mine.

Kelli said...

This simply rocks! I need master bedroom window treatments and while I have the fabric purchased, making curtains of any kind scared the bajeebus out of me, but this looks like something I can tweek and do myself, Thank you!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I absolutely love this! So clever. I too need a treatment for my master bathroom window that is over the tub. This looks so chic! Thanks for the great idea and photo!!

mary'smom said...

My kind of "sewing"...non-sewing. Looks wonderful!

Shell in your Pocket said...

Looks great and I love that fabric!
sandy toe

1 Funky Woman said...

Wow, great job on the curtains. I have a window over my tub just like that, why don't you whip out another one for me, lol!

Andrea said...

Your new (mis)treatment looks fantastic! Also, I am in love with that rug...do you mind sharing where you got it? Thanks so much, and it's good to have you back to regular posting!

Irene said...

Beautiful color. The fabric looks so elegant.

Kelly said...

I really love them! I am working on mistreatments right now, i hope mine turn out this nice. I love the runner too, the colors are beautiful.

Liz said...

WOW! Very impressive....I bet even I could do that. Thanks for the inspiration!

Liz
http://lovingthismomstuff.blogspot.com/

Jenglamgirl said...

The fabric is really rich n elegant looking! HIGH QUALITY! and girl this is my kind of sewing... "NO SEWING" love what you did. I also just tacked up some cutain panels under a large shelf i have! SO IT WORKS!

Lou Cinda said...

I LOVE this!! Now, this is something I can do!

Love that runner too!!

Lou Cinda :)

Kristi said...

Those turned out so nice. That fabric looks so rich!!! I can't wait to see the rest of the room.

Miss Obara said...

I love that! I'm in the same boat w/our master bath and those are my colors! I was totally looking for a rug and now I know where to find it! Great job! Hurry, feed the kids and post the rest! :)

Cindy said...

Loving your blog. You're organizing tips down a ways are just awesome! Thanks!

Richella said...

Good for you, Chris! Isn't it fun to do something that makes so much difference without spending tons of time or money?

Thanks for the inspiration!

Amy said...

I actually liked the sheer curtains...

Carmen said...

Really? Seriously? I love it! But you won't ever be letting them down, correct? I have some shutters in my living room I'd like to replace and something like this would look so perfect but I have to be able to let them down when the sun goes down or we go blind. Anyway........love the rug too!!! Just my style.

Robin said...

Beautiful! Love pleats and the fringe. Great job

Connie said...

Sugarrrrrr!!! I've been known to pin the fringe on curtains. Upholstery tacks? Yep, I use them frequently to hold my lace curtains up. I hate putting holes in my walls, chick! This works well for me.
xoxo,
Connie

Kristen said...

I HATE it when they want me to make them dinner! Ugh!

Shades look great and I love love the rug! How was Taco Bell? ;)

Kim said...

You're incredible! Great idea. I laughed so hard too! I'm the same way, if I can cheat at it and it still looks great, then why not?!?!?

Anonymous said...

I loved this!! Very innovative. I always read your blog, but this inspired me to post. Where did you get the beautiful glass canisters that are sitting in between the sinks?? Those are BEAUTIFUL!!

Kelly

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Your window mistreatment looks great! Who cares if it's straight pinned and glue gunned?

sanjeet said...

You did a great job, I love it!

Work from home India

Thanks for visiting! said...

You are a flippin' rock star!!! I saw those roman shades in your 2/3 post and thought...oooo. Then saw your earlier post on how to make them. Awesome! So inspiring...thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Splendid! Extremely well-done!

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