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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Embellished Drapes and Lamp Update

What do you get when you combine a classic window panel with grosgrain ribbon?  A custom-looking window treatment.  It's so easy to get a custom look in window panels without spending alot of money.  Last year we reclaimed a portion of the playroom in our basement to have more of a family area.   I wanted to soften the look of a window we have downstairs.  I bought plain ivory sailcloth drapes from Target.  $17.99 for the pair!!

Image from Target
You can combine a classic window panel with your favorite grosgrain ribbon.  I used a wide chocolate ribbon with blue stitching on each side.

Using my favorite no-sew product, fabric-tac, I adhered the ribbon to the window panels.   I wanted the ribbon on the leading edges as well as a border right below the rod pocket.

 I hung my panels using clips and rings.  Entire project cost under $30 for two panels.

I also needed a lamp.  I shopped my home and found a lamp in the attic that used to be in my son's room when he was a baby.
See the white table lamp
I painted it using a bronze paint.  I used a sponge brush.  This product is amazing.  It only took one coat.  

That combined with a new shade from Target, gave this lamp a whole new lease on life.


Now it's just perfect for the space.

Two chairs also from Target.  Pillows are from Pottery Barn.  

Two simple projects costing less that $50 in total, that updated an entire window seating area.  What do you think?  I love and appreciate all of your comments.

-Judy

27 comments:

Jingle said...

it looks fabulous,
$5o does magic here.
Thanks for sharing.

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Wow excellent job! Looks so classy!!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Lovely, classic look!

La said...

Looks great!

gabe said...

very clever idea with the curtains. . .will have to tuck that idea away for later!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The ribbon really dresses up the curtain.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the drapes with the ribbon, they look fabulous. The lamp is perfect with the two chairs. Such a great sitting area. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Jingle said...

This is beautiful.

Vanessa said...

Wow Judy! That looks fabulous! Don't you just love shopping your own home and getting an entirely new look? I wanted to let you know too that I am going to be featuring you at this week's Inspiration Friday party! Hope you will link up again! :-)
Vanessa

Stef said...

Holy cow! That is awesome. And no sewing involved, that is my kind of makeover. Now, can you come to my house and help me?????????

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Judy that is amazing!!! I totally love the drapes and that lamp? Super transformation!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

What a great way to dress up ordinary panels and a lamp. I'm definitely going to try this in my sunroom! Thanks for the idea!

Judie said...

Beautiful results for very little money! Great post!!

Marie said...

Love your newly embellished panels. I am a huge fan of fabric tac...I use it all the time since I have no clue how to sew. You did a fab job!

Happy weekend...stopping by from Feathered Nest Friday!
-marie

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The curtains look so much prettier with the ribbon! Well done!

Chris said...

Absolutely lovely. Enjoy your new custom space!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I love how you brought that lamp back to life!! The drapes look great and expensive with that trim! You have a new follower!

Splendid Little Stars said...

I think it's brilliant!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Judy~
Your drapes are fantastic! I love how you embellished them and the ribbon choice is perfect!! Just Beautiful! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!!:)

Vanessa said...

Hi Judy! Just popping back over to say "hi" and thanks for linking this post up to the party! I'm so thrilled that more and more folks are getting to see how talented you are! :-)
Have a great weekend!
Vanessa

Pondside said...

Well done! The price was right, but the talent and effort turn the project into something special.

Mrs Lemon said...

I do love that - I need to dress my son's windows along with my family room windows. Casual, but classy. This project is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

I love this idea!

Lisa said...

Love the curtains! It's the perfect way to dress them up and make them unique!

radn said...

love the curtains! I just got a quote for custom blinds and it cost a fortune. Yours look wonderful for the fraction of the price.

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

The ribbon on the curtains really makes for a designer look, yet so easy. Well done! It's hard to imagine the table/lamp combo is the same piece. You made a wonderful transformation of both these pieces, and then took the time to share them on the Boardwalk Bragfest. Many thanks! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Jenny said...

That ribbon really creates an amazing transformation. I like re-purposed and re-used and re-imagined items!

Especially when things are quick like this!

Thanks for sharing some fun make-over ideas on this little stop for Alphabe-Thursday.

I enjoyed seeing what you've done.

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