Tuesday, June 02, 2009

new fashioned window

crafty sewing alert...my tribute to cheapness and 30 minutes of fun!
{you have been warned}

this is the window over my kitchen sink that looks out in the back yard...my "check on the kids" window!
the thing about this window...its literally the first thing you see when you walk in my front door...bc the hallway funnels right to it...and it just didn't have enough pizazz...so i decided to change it.

so some hugely discounted fabric...texas shopping find with my SIL meg...and viola...the after!

it had to be fast and simple, bc, well, that's all i have time for, so i literally folded the fabric in half, hemmed each of the raw edges and sewed them in a rectangle. simple.
then the pizazz...the fringe...isn't it fabulous?
i pinned it on the front at the bottom and sewed directly over the top...thread color was close and you can't even tell! woo hooo!

final touch??? the cafe rod cover...ok, first, the cafe rod is from wal mart, used ont he initial window covering i made...it's a $2 cafe rod...
i took a scrap of the fabric from the curtain, sewed a tube and flipped it opposite of the curtain fabric.
i bought a bag of black curtain clips {$4} and hung it up...and it's done.
{in way less than 30 minutes too}
you can do this...i promise. semi straight line sewing, no pattern...just go with it!
you never know what you can create until you try it!

Tuesday's Tribute

19 comments:

Karen said...

It's darling! I have yet to make curtains for my kitchen window, but something will have to happen one of these years. Maybe I'll try that.

Alexandria said...

Looks absolutely fantastic!!!!

Kel said...

So cool...what a creative idea! Woohoo!
~K

Elizabeth said...

Wow! It looks great. I need to get back into sewing.

He And Me + 3 said...

That is awesome and the sign goes perfect too. I love it.

PamperingBeki said...

Wow, great job!!

Love tht sign too.

Meaghan said...

super fabulous just like you!

DESJ and Company said...

fabulous!!!

Ashley said...

So cute! Nice transformation! I love the 'Farm Kitchen' sign!!

Brandy said...

That is so awesome! I might have to borrow the idea for my own kitchen.

Mandy said...

I was just thinking yesterday as I was setting the table for lunch, "it's not that I can't sew I just don't have the confidence..." and then you post this today! They look great. Love the red!

Beth said...

love it

BoufMom9 said...

What a wonderful make-over! Always so nice to change something even as simple as a curtain to make you feel refreshed :)

angie said...

What a wonderfully colorful transformation!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

You crafty thing! I dont even own a sewing machine. Im hopeless!

Mamarazzi said...

CUTE! CUTE! CUTE!

Casey said...

HI, stopping by from SITS...Your window is beautiful, I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing this, I'm feeling inspired now! By the way, I love your blog design the colors are all my fav!

Carrie said...

Are you kidding me?? The fringe is TO DIE FOR! Love it!!

Megan said...

Awesome! Looks fantab!!