Monday, August 18, 2008


Even though I hardly ever post to this poor blog of mine, I really wanted to join in Nester's blog party today. It's all about making your living space beautiful. Instead of creating window treatments, Nester "mistreats" her windows and oh my goodness, she is amazing!

I love me some interior design. I love it even more when it's cheap! Here's my cheap and cute contribution to the mistreatment party.

First, my living room curtains. These are just plain cotton canvas panels from Martha Stewart Living. I bough them before Alex was born, so they're more than 6 years old. The entire time they've been hanging in this room, I've wanted to embellish them. I finally did it! (Actually, I have another window to do, but I plan to have it done within the next few days. I used canvas drop cloths (painting cloths) that I had in my stash (they were cheap and really useful) and denim from when I sewed the slipcovers for my furniture. I just cut it up, ironed a couple of seams and hot glued the fabric right on to the existing panels, I didn't even take the panels off the window! And, I spent $0!!!! What do you think?

My slipcovers have been bugging me. I made them a couple of years ago and I don't love them. Even though we are in desperate need of new furniture, the cash is not in the budget for it right now. Anyway, I could starch and iron these slipcovers and make them look all crisp and gorgeous, but who wants to do that? The kick pleats at the bottom of the cover gap open and don't hang right and it bugs me to no end. What to do? Hot glue! I took out my trusty, cheapo glue gun and just dotted it on and stuck the fabric where it belongs. Dontcha just love the last photo with my glue gun and cords everywhere? (grin)

Thanks, Nester! I can't wait to peruse all of the blogs to see everyone's creativity.


Jen r. said...

I have to tell you! You are like my sister of hot glue! I love what you did with the curtains!!!! I like your slip cover, but if you're tired of it,maybe you should throw it in the washer with some rit dye and see what happens? brown aged denim? Black ? I am so impressed that you made them. They look perfect. Jen R

Twice as Nice said...

The panels turned out great. Added so much personality. Thanks too for stopping at our blog, it means alot.

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

I love your embellisment to the panels....very nice.
I'm about to undertake some big time slipcover sewing projects...once i finish my big time re-painting projects! HA!

melissa*smith said...

I love the style of the panels~it's amazing what some hot glue will do!

Meaghan said...

drop cloths? really...that's pretty sweet

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

The panels look great, but what I'm really ooohing ahhing over is that you MADE that slipcover. Wow!

~ Sarah

Bonita said...

I like your budget! Those look great!

Beth said...

I love your bravery with the glue gun! Thanks for the comment!

Josh & Katie said...

you used paint dropclothes?! they look great! I never would have considered mine. . . very creative!

Victoria said...

The curtains look great! I love the piece of furniture next to the curtains too! :)

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