Sometimes we tend to ignore the small or odd windows that are tucked out of the way. That was my situation, as our recreation room window was left plain and looked neglected. Sure, its a fairly small window, not too high off the ground, and it is tucked inside the dormer niche. But in looking at it the other day, I realized the space could use a little something. Why not make that odd… Read more »
I wanted to see how quick and easy I could make a window treatment, as I know my readers appreciate anything simple that looks terrific. A while back, I had purchased a tablecloth on clearance from Bed Bath & Beyond, so I thought I would see what I could make out of it.
It was a fairly large tablecloth about 60″ x 120″. When I saw it, I was buying it purely… Read more »
With the spring finally here and summer soon approaching, I like to plan on making some changes to my decor to go along with the warmer weather. Here are some “refreshing” spring decorating ideas that can lighten your look and brighten your mood.
Take down those heavy drapes and let the light brighten up your room. Instead, use pretty sheer panels. They can still give some privacy while letting light filter through. It’s a great… Read more »
It is amazing to see people coming together to help one another while we are trying to get through this horrible pandemic. I want to pass on a great pattern for sewing face masks (see link below). This was given to me by my wonderful step-mom Ruth. She has been making them for her friends and family in the neighborhood. Hopefully it will fall into the hands of many who will sew them as… Read more »
Decorating with pillows is one of my favorite things. I love pillows and could shop for them all day long. Adding the final touches to a room is so important, and one of the best ways to convey the character of a room is with this fun, plush accessory. Pillows can be whimsical, add a pop of color, texture, or harmonize an entire room. And because they are relatively inexpensive, you can use pillows… Read more »
Pantone announced that its 2020 Color of the Year is Classic Blue. It’s a shade reminiscent of the sky at dusk. PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is the technical reference to the color. It is a pretty, mid-tone shade. Blue is know to have a calming effect psychologically. Pantone notes,” Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross… Read more »
There is much to consider when deciding to tackle a window drapery project. One of the most important factors is what type of drapery fabric to choose. Some of the things you need to think about are fabric weight, drape-ability, durability and privacy to name a few. Here are some tips that I hope will be helpful.
Silk (or faux silk), most linen and velvet are superior for window drapery as they hang beautifully. Many… Read more »
Spring is finally here so spring forward and decorate your home! You can see the new buds blooming and smell the sweet floral fragrances in the air. Pretty soon we will be opening up our windows daily to enjoy the fresh warm breeze. Spring is a great time to refresh your decor too. The excitement of the new season motivates me. Take look around to see what you can do freshen up your decor. Here are some simple ideas to bring in the spring.
Bring… Read more »
You can purchase a good quality ready made window covering and create a custom drapery look with simple the addition of trim. I have often used cording, bias tape, fringe, even grosgrain ribbon to embellish the look of a ready made window treatment. And the best part is you can do it yourself because you don’t need to sew it on. Fabric glue, fuseable webbing and even fabric tape work beautifully. I have tried… Read more »
As an only child growing up, I recall having a lot of time alone. To alleviate my boredom, I gravitated towards making things. You could say I started young as a do-it-yourself gal, as I must have been about 7 years old. My first re-purposed item was made from old jeans. I made mod pillows from worn out dungarees. I would cut off the pant legs and sew the body shut, stuff the insides,… Read more »