Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Plum, Eggplant, Aubergine...it's all purple to me

I have the urge to redecorate - already - and I've only been in my new home for 6 months.

I love change...and I haven't had purple in my house since the bedroom I had as a teenager.
So, off to Marshall's and TJ Maxx for a few accessories....
And to Joanne's for fabric...and I removed the soft cornices I made this past summer:
The best thing about this window treatment is that it is so easy to make and inexpensive, too. I started with a paper pattern of the shape I wanted:
and I cut 2 out of fabric and lining:
Then stitched them together on 3 sides, clipped, snipped and turned then right side out, leaving the top open:
I hot glued a trim on the bottom...

Stapled the top to a 1" x 1/4" slat of wood and nailed them to the inside top of the woodwork:
And then took this crappy photo...how on earth can you take a photo, sans flash, when it is so bright and snowy outside?

So I waited til nighttime to take this photo:
Total cost: under $6.50 per window
Fabric - $4.50 (with enough leftover to make a pillow)
Lining - $3.00
Wood - $5.00 (a little flirting with a guy at Lowe's and he will cut it for you)
Trim - had it leftover from another project

Now you can see why it is so easy and cheap to change these window treatments! Off to make a few pillows....

I am joining Leigh at Bloggeritaville for thrifty thursday...don't be a party pooper...stop by for a visit

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love those window treatments... I think You just may have inspired me to get going on my own!! :)

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  2. Lovely window treatments. You made it sound so easy.

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  3. You are so creative, I can't sew at all. I laughed at your day picture though LOL

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  4. Patti...
    I woke up this morning with 'how do I want to do this stupid window?' on my brain! I have a room stripped down (the room, not me) ready to paint today. I have everything planned except the window. Windows give me fits! I'm going to put this in my faves...
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

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  5. Hi Patti! What wonderful shades of purple!!!
    Thanks, friend, for linking up to Thrifty Thursday on Tales from Bloggeritaville! Great thrifty treasure!

    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  6. These window treatments are the perfect shape for that window! I actually had those same windows at a house we lived in when we were first married and my window treatments were very similar! Good job!

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  7. Looks great! Window treatments always intimidate me, but those definitely look do-able! = ) Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Well that just turned out PERFECT! It looks very custom and beautiful!

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  9. You make it sound too easy!! The window treatments are fabulous. I say treatments because I really liked the before and the after. Wow...I wait 12 years to redo one bedroom and you're changing window treatments after 6 months! You do like change :-)
    Jane

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  10. I have a friend who, in her former house, had a just beautiful purple-painted family room. Then they moved, and the purple just didn't work. I was over there last month and the purple has returned! -- on the wall to the finished basement. Her 17-year-old daughter really wanted it. And it's gorgeous. I am in awe of your talent, but I have to say, the window treatments look do-able. I could do that if I could find the fabric I want. I tend to become paralyzed with indecision. I have found a just fabulous book filled with decorating tips, "At Home with Laurie Ann." OMG, as my daughters would say. I am just inspired to finally do something. I am now morphing from simple flooring in one of the bathrooms, to window coverings -- so believe me, your example is so well timed! The author gives step-by-step instructions to help you through a budget-minded transformation (and who can't use THAT?) of your home. I love the photos -- am getting lots of ideas for fabrics and accessories.

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  11. Wonderful job..I love the ease with which you make window treatments every time..gives me a few ideas to make one for my own..Thanks!

    Also, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting; it really encourages the newly found crafter in me! Do keep coming 'em up!!

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