I have lived in this (rental) home for almost 2 years. The window above my sink looks out to the side yard full of magnolia trees, pine trees, oak trees and palmetto plants. It's a beautiful view. For some reason there were no blinds on this window when we moved here. I have wanted to make a window treatment for this window, but I could never really decide what I wanted.
While at Joann's last weekend I found some fabric on clearance. I had decided I would recover some cushions for the furniture on my front porch. Then I also thought about using these fabrics to recover or slipcover my pink wingback chairs that I haven't gotten around to dealing with yet. Below is a photo I took just trying out the fabrics to see if they would look good on the chairs.
Then today, on a whim, I decided to use the fabrics to make a window treatment for my kitchen window. The colors are perfect in the kitchen. They match great with the blue walls and really tie in the basil green and yellow I am painting my hutch in.
I would love to say this was a quick no-sew window "mistreatment" (as Nester would call it), but it was a sewing project. It took me about 2 hours to make. If anyone would happen to be interested, I will share the basic steps next week in detail. If you sew at all you can make these. It really is quite simple to do.
Be Inspired! -Karol :0)