So Friday, The Scooper scooped up all her sweeties and headed over to M's house. I felt like a decorating super hero. I wore giant dangly earrings just for the occasion. (They sound like wind chimes when I fly...I like that.)
We already had the necessary supplies. Here's what we did. (BTW, I completely ripped off The Nester and her fabulous "mistreatment" ideas for all of this.)
First, we made a valance using chocolate-colored burlap. We upholstery-tacked the burlap (way up high to make the room seem taller) the length of the window. Then we hot-glued cream ball-fringe to the valance. Mmmm....Chocolate. Cream. Cafe Mocha anyone?
M already had pre-made tab-top curtains that coordinated with the furniture. I suggested that we turn them upside down and drapery-clip them. And instead of clipping the panels to a rod, we put more tacks into the wall and just hung the panels on the tacks. No rods, ya'll! Do you know how much a rod would have cost for this big ol' non-standard-size window? Well, I don't know either but I bet it's a lot.
Lest you think I left M with upside-down, high-water panels, think again. More burlap. More ball fringe. More hot glue. Mission completion (shout out to Little Einsteins.)
(See the upside-down tab-top panels? See how we ran out of trim and fringe? No worries. It will mostly be hidden behind the sofa.)
I cannot stress how cheap and easy this project was!
Also, M was sad about her craft area. It sits in her dining room and it was just a utility table with a table cloth on it. Once again, I recalled an idea I'd scene at Nesting Place. A mistreated craft table. We had a problem though. No more hot glue sticks! You must never run out of glue sticks people. It's like the milk or bread of hack-job decorating (which is the only kind I do.) But, where's there's a will there's a way. Did you know that with enough force, you can get an upholstery tack in a heavy-duty plastic utility table? (I would only try it if you're a super hero and wearing dangly earrings though.)
And there you have it. Mistreated windows. Mistreated tables. Mistreated children. (How else do two mommies with 4 young children get all this decorating done?)
Just doing my job in this part of the planet to help out humanity...all in a day's work.
Stay tuned for what I did to my house on Saturday...