Thursday, February 26, 2009

Kitchen Window "Treatment"

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)

15 comments:

Amanda said...

Looks Beautiful. I love it and the sign above it. Well done!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Karol, this is a super look, perfect for your window! All your decor items fit so nice with the total look. Love those little tins on the sill, oh my....
Your talent just amazes me.
You see something in your head, and do it.

Janelle said...

Ohhh, those colors really are perfect! I did some mistreating on a few windows last fall...I'd love to hear how you did yours. It looks great!

Tricia Anne said...

The colors in the fabric you have are beautiful. I have been admiring the color blue in your home. :o)
Your window mis-treatment looks very nice. :o) And with the hutch being painted the green and yellow, it will all tie together very nicely.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Gray Matters said...

That's beautiful - I would definitely be interested in learning how you sewed your treatment - especially if you think it's relatively easy.

southerninspiration said...

Wow, that looks amazing! GREAT job!

suzanne

Nora said...

Looks amazing, the colors do fit perfectly!

Kasey Hunt said...

Looks great. Good job. I think you should do the chairs with that material too! It looked really good.

Stacey said...

So pretty! I lvoe the fabric and your wall color.

Anonymous said...

Your southern home is just beautiful. Love visiting your blog.


Lexy

SoBella Creations said...

I love the fabric you chose for your curtain.

momof3girls said...

It's beautiful! I love how peaceful your kitchen looks! I am ready to pull up a chair & sip a coffee or some sweet tea with you!
I can't believe how it all coordinates your cute pic above the window and your fabric (and you didn't even buy the fabric for the kitchen!) I would love your details on how-to if you decide to blog on it later.

Erin said...

I love your window treatment and I can't wait to see the slip covered chairs! Beautiful!

Mrs. D Lightful said...

That looks amazing! Picture perfect! I'm glad I found your blog, you are so creative!

LillySue said...

Your curtian is beautiful. I would only change one thing....If you need the natural light in your kitchen. Put them on a pretty rod up over your window so they don't cover so much of the glass. I say this because we added a family room behind my kitchen and now I have NO window in my kitchen. I crave sunshine in there to no avail!! I always try to place curtains so I keep as much natural light as possible. We live in Oregon and need all the sun coming in we can get!! Also...I went nuts when I saw the pink cookbooks in your hutch! CAN'T WAIT to see it all done!!
Blessings- LillySue

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