Monday, August 24, 2015

Window Curtains Swap~

Hi Friends,
With fall just around the corner,
 I've been making changes  for the season.

I love a new fresh autumn cozy look 
decided the window curtains in the dining room would be better suited 
in the master bedroom.

Do you remember when I added these curtains to the dining room?

 Pretty with rust and aqua and blues, 
but after having them pulled back during the day 
and closed at night,
they took on a bad wrinkle from their heavy thickness 
and in the middle, that wrinkle
would not hang out and be straight when the curtains were down.

Not a pretty look in the evening and I wanted the privacy at night.

So I decided they would work better hanging straight behind the bed in the master.

This room arrangement in the master bedroom is the only one that works for this room
the bad placement of two short windows, right in the middle of the wall,
leaves a huge challenge for window treatments.

Through the years I've worked the area several ways, 
but over the last several,
 I decided to extend the look by raising the curtain rod,
bringing it across the size of the bed and added 6 panels to the floor making a back drop.

So I steamed out the wrinkles in the middle of the 6 panels
used in the dining room and they look much better here.

 It works, and even with the windows covered, the room has plenty of natural light 
from the sitting area across the room and the bathroom to the left.

Now the sitting area has 4 long to the floor windows
that I also needed to dress.

I did not want to cover them to the floor like the bed area and try and purchase 4 more panels.
Plus it would be overkill to add more long panels in the room using the same design.

So I planned to put valance toppers just on these windows  like the toile I used previously.
Still love the toile but had grown really tired of it in this room.

I went back to World Market and found the original curtains I purchased were now on sale for fall
and even lower then the first sale price I found for the long panels.

So I decided to purchase 2 panels for the fabric at 15 dollars each planning to sew valances.

It worked perfectly to sew 4 valences for the sitting area.

I had enough fabric to sew the 4 short valances 18 inches long and 40 inches wide.
This sitting area over looks the pool and I did not want them longer to hide the view.

It was really sunny when I took these pics, so sorry for the blur,
but you get the idea.

 The 2" blinds help when the temps are really hot
and when closing for privacy at night.

Also had enough fabric to sew to pretty chair pillows
Love the touch of aqua here with the rust color and a crocheted throw I created this summer.

Next, I created another valance to carry the look into the master bath~
I used a shower curtain rod or pressure rod to gather the valance and hang inside the glass block window.

And I still had enough fabric to sew another topper style valance 
for the  "La Toilet" area window.

And, after all that sewing, I still have a few yards left from the 2 panels that were 84" long.

So in the end,
this entire 2 room update for fall and beyond cost less then 30 dollars with fabric left over.
Not a bad return for a window swap project.

Above accents from around the 2 rooms.

I'll share what I swapped out in the dining room in another post.
In the meantime,
don't you just love to shop your home and use what you have to decorate and
change out looks for the season?

The changes can be better in another area then first planned.

Another update project marked off the list.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hope you enjoy a great last week of August.




Anna said...

Your really have a beautiful sweet home....
Love the change...
Have a nice week !

Stacey said...

I remember that pretty fabric! Your changes were a creative way to solve a problem and save something pretty. I agree with you that we have to have blinds. I'm jealous of those who don't but we have to keep the heat out somehow. Your home is beautiful.

Brandi said...

I love the seating area you created in your bedroom, with such great views of your pool. Lovely curtains. The pattern is perfect for fall.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

You did a lovely job for little money and still have fabric to play with, that's great.

Have a nice week ~ FlowerLady

Jan Hermann said...

Oh, I love the changes in the bedroom and bath! I adore that lovely chandelier over the tub too!

Jan ♥

Valerie-Jael said...

I LOVE those curtains, it all looks so beautiful, you have such talent for decorating! Hugs, Valerie

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I love, love your fabric, and your decorating style. I enjoyed the peeks into your home. I feel just as you do-blinds -the dilemma - we really and truly do have to have them living in Texas. We are muddling over our options right now as we move along with our new home.
Your home is a beautiful expression of your lovely spirit.
Thank you for you thoughtful visits and kind words, they mean very much to me.
Have a lovely week sweet Texas friend!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love the pattern of those curtains. The rooms look great with them!

Unknown said...

Celeste, The Master bedroom transformation looks fantastic.

Feral Turtle said...

I LOVE all the colors in your curtains and what a lucky day to find them on sale. You did a great job sewing your valances Celestina!

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
I love your Curtain Swap! This fabrics is so pretty! I really love it!
You did a great job and your home is always filled with so much Love!
Wishing you a blessed and happy new week,
sending Love and hugs,
Claudia xo

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
I love your Curtain Swap! This fabrics is so pretty! I really love it!
You did a great job and your home is always filled with so much Love!
Wishing you a blessed and happy new week,
sending Love and hugs,
Claudia xo

Stephanie said...

Good morning, Celeste! Oh, I am just loving the change, sweet friend. The curtains look perfect in your master bedroom as the backdrop :) Have a delightful day!


Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

You came up with a great solution! The price can't be beat either- wow!
When we were growing up my mom would buy sheets that went with our bedding and make custom curtains for our bedroom. It was a great way to get wide and long yard goods. That sitting area is so cute!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Celeste, this is such a beautiful and inspired way to change things around. The fabric is beautiful, and your rooms all look wonderful with their updated window coverings.

Unknown said...

I absolutely adore the pattern on your curtains!!! beautiful colors. I also love the accent iron pieces above your curtains and would like to know where you got them!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. Blessings!!

Conniecrafter said...

Great idea to move them into the bedroom, and how neat to find them at such a great price, love that you even tied it together with the pillows, very pretty!

20 North Ora said...

Love that beautiful print in those drapes. Really looks nice in your bedroom.


Linda M. said...

Celeste, The swap is beautiful. You have made your home gorgeous. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Celestina, your new curtains you made for the bedroom are so pretty and cheerful. You did a great job decorating your room! TFS at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
Enjoy your day.

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Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Looks so beautiful Celeste...I had a similar situation in a previous home and actually covered the entire wall with drapery panels as a backdrop to the bed. Love the fabric in the room!...great choice to relocate the drapes!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Looks so beautiful Celeste...I had a similar situation in a previous home and actually covered the entire wall with drapery panels as a backdrop to the bed. Love the fabric in the room!...great choice to relocate the drapes!

Kim said...

You are very creative, I love what you have done in each room. I love the scrollwork above each window. What a lovely way to draw the eye up and add a bit of drama! I love drama!

Debby Ray said...

What beautiful design and colors in these curtains. Great change up!

Unknown said...

I love the new look!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Anonymous said...

What a great choice to relocate the drapes to the wall behind your bed. The drapes look beautiful in this room. I love the fabric and can see why you wanted to make valances using it. You have updated your rooms beautifully! Have a wonderful week!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Such pretty colors! I wish we had a World Market somewhere.

Donna said...

Your curtains are so pretty, Celestina! What a terrific idea to use the panels that you found on sale to create not only new valances, but pillows, too! And you have more fabric left for something else:) You have given me so many great ideas, to not only "shop" my own home for accessories, but to look at things for what they could be, not just what they currently are! What a gorgeous home you have, love the view of your pool from the sitting area of your bedroom!

Createology said...

I love your style and the way you re-decorate for each season. Your cost-conscious way of sewing window coverings and pillows is fabulous. How fun to "shop" your own home for ever-changing vignettes. Creative Décor Bliss...

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

World market is great! Love the color and pattern..definitely some fun fall colors. I think it's great fun to shop your own home. Sometimes we find things, we didn't realize we had. Happy Monday. xo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They really are such a pretty pattern and I love the colors, Celeste. They look just as good in your bedroom, too! Your valances turned out great. Always nice to find what you want has gone on sale and is even less than you expect.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening dear, dear Celeste! How lovely are your hints of my favorite color: AQUA. And you too are feeling the urge to change things around! Well, our weather today is starting to make things feel VERY fall, and on my way home today from school, I spotted a tree already changing colors! NO! It's only AUGUST!

But you beautifully usher in the transition. Many hugs to you !

Sandi Magle said...

I love when someone does a creative REDO, which you accomplished with two panels of drapes, and moving your other panels. So clever and I think the valances are the perfect solution. I too, have blinds, which I love but need something, and I might do valances just for the winter months. Super post!

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! Oh, I love your curtains swap! They look beautiful behind your bed! Glad you were able to find more to make the valances and even the bathroom! Your room is gorgeous and so is your bathroom! :) The fabric in your curtains looks a lot like mine I have in the dining room.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)


Love the curtains/colors!! I think it's easier for you because you sew and have the creative "gene"!!!

Debbie Harris said...

Look at you, Celestina! My goodness...What a lovely change out you created. Those curtains looked beautiful in your dining room, and certainly look gorgeous in your beautiful bedroom. Well done!
You have such a lovely home, Celestina.

I thought of you today as I did some changing out myself with some fall floral arrangements and garland in our dining room and kitchen area.
You always inspire me to use what I have and do a make over with it.

As always, I enjoyed my visit with you.
Have a wonderful week.
Joy to you!

Mari said...

I love the change....
I just had some custom balloon shades made for my room, in a cream silk....
I'm loving how simple and elegant they make my room look....
Your bedroom looks beautiful....


Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I looked at table runners made from that same pretty fabric at WM when I was there recently. It looks so pretty in your bedroom and making matching valances it the perfect solution to carry the fabric throughout the master suite without blocking all the light. I love the colors and the gorgeous throw you crocheted to match!

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Denise said...

really lovely.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

so love what you have done with changing around the curtains and love that you have used them in the bedroom and the valances look great too. the fabric is gorgeous and love the colours.
Hope you have a happy week

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

so love what you have done with changing around the curtains and love that you have used them in the bedroom and the valances look great too. the fabric is gorgeous and love the colours.
Hope you have a happy week

Dorthe said...

A lovely change, looking so beautiful, in your bed room dear, and I must say the fabrick came to good use, with all you managed to sew ,for the 30 dollars, wow,- and looking so very lovely all over.
Hugs from Dorthe

cynthia lee designs said...

Oh my....your master bedroom is so pretty!! Love the curtains in there!! It's been a while since I've been to World Market...I need to go back there sometime.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Celestina, those curtains look fabulous behind the bed. I love the way you made all of the valances for the other windows, and then pulled the fabric in again with the pillows in the chairs. I've done that before too - switched curtains from one room to another. Then I wondered why I hadn't used them in that room from the beginning.

Joy Junktion said...

So crafty, so creative, so beautiful! You continue to amaze me with your many talents! Blessings and Enjoy, Cindy xoxo

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I do love the pattern and the colors! It pops! Gives a sense of fresh and new. Love it! You are so talented and gifted my friend. God surely has blessed you above and beyond. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The design and colors of these drapes are lovely. We have big windows behind the head of our bed and I have beige drapes. It would be nice to change them out some time. You've given me some ideas! Enjoy your week! Sweet hugs, Diane

Anonymous said...

Beautiful alternative, Celeste. I have the same problem with a window behind our tall headboard. You've done a lovely job.

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

Dear Celeste!
It was so good to hear from you after such a long time no see ;) I enjoyed coming back on your pretty site and enjoyed this post about your lovely autumn spiced new fabric and all that you did with it with your magic wand :D It looks so pretty everywhere! You are a master in sewing, that's for sure, and you did a good job on all the valances and curtains. Love your pretty crocheted throw too, by the way. Pretty color! I hope all is well with you and your family and that you had a great summer! Big hug from me to you and many blessings! xoxox Ingeborg

farmhouse-story said...

your changes look so very pretty, celeste! and your pops of aqua, especially your throw, are perfect:) hope you have a great weekend!

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..