Thursday, January 7, 2010

Out with the Old and in with the New (window treatments)

For over a year now, the windows in our basement family room have been sporting these beauties:

They were kindly left to us by the previous owners, but, well, they just weren't our style.  Y'know?  So I went fabric shopping and a few months later I finally got around to sewing.  It was then that I realized I didn't have enough fabric for all three windows so I had to scrap my original plan.  I ended up settling for one single panel for each window -- just big enough to fit inside the casing.

I wanted an easy way to gather the panel up in the middle so I finally came up with a jute twine loop and a button.  It works perfectly.  We can drop it and let the panel hang down if we want to block out light from that window and when we want to raise it again, it's as easy as placing a loop over a button.  No fussy tying.  No obsessing over the bow.

Please note, these pictures were taken at night and I had to use the dreaded flash.  The paint colour on the walls is not really powder blue!  And yes, I know I still have to remove the brackets from the old curtain rod...


  1. Cute ideal, windows look great.

  2. Somehow I always end up taking my pictures at night too...ugh! Cute curtains and such a great new look. Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday!

  3. Window looks great! Trust me, I have the same problem with the flash altering colors.

  4. Those are adorable! Thanks for linking up! I just may have to try that for my girls room. :)

  5. Great idea! Was that snow fence hanging from the rod before?? Your treatments look SOO much better!

  6. Wow, what a huge improvement. Great fabric too.