How to Make a No Sew Fixed Roman Shade with Valance

How to Make a No Sew Fixed Roman Shade with Valance

Fixed Roman Shade ~ I have been pondering window treatments for CJ's sensory playroom before we even had the foam flooring installed. Since our little guy deals with light sensitivity issues we put up some blackout shades early on - and since they have done their job so well - the actual treatments, of course, were long forgotten about and moved to the back burner. While I really liked the function of the blackout shades, the look has always just seemed unfinished to me. It could have been the white walls - the exposed window frames - or Continue reading

Make Your Own Wooden Ball Curtain Rod Set with Brackets – DIY Drapery Hardware

Make Your Own Wooden Ball Curtain Rod Set with Brackets – DIY Drapery Hardware

I have another diy curtain rod to share today and I am more than pleased with how this set actually turned out. I really wanted a wooden bracket type system for my little guys room and after much searching decided the most cost efficient way to have them exactly how I envisioned them was a little trip to the hardware store. Materials Needed: 6" X 8" Wood Corbels Round Wooden Dowel - cut to length - size 1-1/4 inch Wooden Finial Balls - size 1-3/8 inch Stain or PaintTools Needed: Hole Saw - Size 1-1/2 inch Drill Press {recommended} or Continue reading

Make Your Own Curtain Rod Finials for Under $3 {DIY Curtain Rod Solution}

It's been awhile since I first posted about Making Your Own Bay Window Curtain Rod and I wanted to share what I finally came up with for the finial. Curtain rods specifically designed for bay windows can be on the expensive side, especially if you have a custom sized window to dress - however with a simple piece of $1.89 electrical conduit from the hardware store you can make a rod yourself for a fraction of the price. {tutorial found here} This project is not only great for bay windows, but an even easier option to use for regular windows of Continue reading

Kitchen Window Treatment Ideas & Inspiration {blinds, shades, valances, curtains, drapery and more}

Kitchen Window Treatment Ideas & Inspiration {blinds, shades, valances, curtains, drapery and more}

There are many variations when it comes to dressing up kitchen windows; from plain blinds and shades to custom drapery & one of a kind treatments. Kitchen window decorating ideas can be creative and unique, as there are no specific rules when it comes to this particular room. How the windows are dressed is a key element in setting the tone for the room and should be a reflection of your personality and individual style.This week's Saturday Inspiration is an eclectic mix of different kitchen window treatments. {and since many kitchen Continue reading

Make Your Own Bay Window Curtain Rod {Window Treatments for our Bay Windows}

Make Your Own Bay Window Curtain Rod {Window Treatments for our Bay Windows}

I can not tell you how long it has taken me to decide what to do with this bay window. They seem like a neat feature to have but there are slim pickings’ when it comes time to dress them up. When we first moved in white wooden blinds were ordered and installed and then it sat like this... until finally this week. Since our little guy is highly sensitive to light it was important to find a window treatment that darkened the room just a bit but still provided some filtered light so I would not go completely insane from the darkness. I Continue reading