Thursday, December 9, 2010

Dining Room Window Treatment

Sorry I have been slightly MIA lately, especially on the finished project front, but I haven't been feeling especially chatty. We've gotten a lot done around the house and I've taken pictures, but then I look at the pics and I convince myself that they aren't good enough (the pics, not the projects). So you are going to get slightly craptastic photos that don't really do justice to my new fabuloso drapes!

We last left off here:


Then I showed you guys my china cabinet redo and you could see the beginnings of something here:


Here's a better shot of the rod on the floor:


Mr. made this curtain rod out of 1/2 inch aluminum conduit, which cost us about $9.00. Then he made four brackets out of 1/2 inch aluminum flat stock:

And here's the after:


Excellent. 

Details? 

Anchored 'em in.


Double pinch pleat. 


Easy schemesey.

Double pinch your drapes at either end. Measure in between. Divide by how many clips you've got. Pinch. Pinch. Pinch. Ta-Da!


It's hard to tell the color. They are from J.C. Penney; Chris Madden Mystique Interlined blah, blah, blah... in Antique Blue. 

My S-I-L came by my house to pick up our old (2 yrs.) Christmas tree (I just wasn't feeling the green anymore) and asked where I got my drapes... "J C Penney", I said. "Do you know what they're called?" she said. "Chris Madden is the designer", I said. "Are they Mystique?", she asked.

Why, yes, they are in fact. Oh, well, turns out she's had her her eye on these in Gold for months (maybe years) now, for their dining room. I'll be sure to share pics of her new drapes when we head over there for Christmas.

Here's a close-up of the fabric:


And here are the finials:


Which are totally 40% off Hob Lob knobs - hot glued on.


BEFORE

AFTER

What do you think?

6 comments:

Erin@likegrandmas said...

I think it looks terrific, and when thinking about the outside of your house, pulls it all together nicely. Looking at this pic, it reminds me of my maternal grandma(she had a similar window in an apartment she lived in many moons ago, but I always loved how that place felt). :)

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

They look great! And I'm so impressed that you DIYed the rod & brackets!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Great job on hte rods! Never would have thought to try it but it looks great. And, I really like the fabric of the curtains, too. Just lovely.

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

They look great! I love how you DIYed the rod.

the cape on the corner said...

super smart rod making! and double pleating or what have you. point is, looks great!

Jordan and Jandee said...

Love the curtains and so cleverly installed. looks great!