I did complete a project last week where I was amazed at how quickly it went! You too can do this one! I have read for months that the Nester makes window mistreatments. Instead of following a pattern, having the perfect lining, etc., she simply takes what she has and works with it. That's one of my decorating goals, y'all. It is a slow process...one that will take years!! But, last week, I gave her way a try. I have procrastinated for 3 years now in having window treatments in the playroom--which is now the "man room!" Lots of football, baseball, running and biking decor, a big old tv, a comfy couch and a universal REMOTE. What more could the men in my life need in this room?? (Maybe a cute little refrigerator for Gatorade and snacks! ) When I told them that I was going to make curtains--they don't have a clue as to what a window treatment is!--for the man room, they were not too excited like I had hoped! Silly Mama! But, I was pleased with the outcome of this simple, easy peasy, upholstery tacks, window treatment. It has pulled the room together. Take a look at these pictures.Such cute--oopsy, I mean "cool" vintage baseball fabric from Martha's Fabrics. (That place is wonderful!)
Measure the length of the window and cut until your heart's content! I like the shorter version. I did--just had too!!--line the panel with white fabric. Lots of afternoon son in that room. I did not want sheers there.
Tack up each side where you want it. It droops in the middle. Then, take the middle and tack it up. Go to the left side and find a new middle that droops. Pull it up and insert a tack.
Now, continue this until you get the look that you want. My thumbs were about to fall off after doing all that tacking on two panels, but I survived! I believe that I used 6 tacks per panel.
Pretty cool, huh? I spent 9.00 on the cute fabric, 2.00 on the lining ( Wal-Mart), and 1.27 on the upholstery tacks (Hobby Lobby--I think!). So, Mama spent a whopping $12.27 to cutesy up this room where the majority of the occupants really don't care if the windows have fabric on them or not!! But, this was one project that I did finish quickly and no procrastination was involved once I finally gathered my materials!