Another one completed. This one was a biggie because it involved finding a solution for a problem. A loooong window area, the entire width of our bedroom with a slanted ceiling, because it was a bump-out and the ceiling follows the roof line. Secondly, what ever design I came up with HAD to incorporate a special purchase. Something that I purchased in Houston that has just been waiting on me to find the right place.
Here she is……………..
I saw her, I loved her, I had to have her! This is a matchstick blind with a vintage image printed on it. I guess it’s printed. You seriously can’t tell. She actually looks like she is woven into the blind. I know she isn’t, but the printing is amazingly perfect. So if you love vintage photos as much as I do, you know why she had to come home with me!
Problem #1…….she wasn’t quite wide enough for the window.
Problem #2……..there was a window on either side of her that HAD to have a top treatment due to the fact that we were too broke to buy custom blinds so we had to drop the blind down about a foot to make it long enough. So the top had to be covered. Amazingly, it doesn’t show from outside. Probably because it’s a second story window.
Problem #3……..Did I mention……We’re broke! What ever I came up with had to be CHEAP!
I had two chocolate burnt-out velvet panels left from one of those “it’s such a bargain I better buy every single one that they have” kind of purchases. Problem #1 solved.
We found a board wide enough and long enough that we could cut for the other two windows. I glued a center piece on each one, painted the board white, the center piece blue, and glazed the entire piece. Problem#2 and 3 solved.
These turned out nicely, but they still need some other element or texture across the bottom. I would like to find some kind of metal ornamental trim to nail or glue on.
It actually ended up looking nicer than I had envisioned. Those are sheers from Pier One that hang on either side of the opening. They give the area a little bit of a closed-in intimate feeling.
My chandelier and a few accessories gathered from other parts of the house.
Vintage family photos in a mail basket.
My Nanny’s jewelry box and a favorite gift from Heather on top.
Add a little whimsy.
This used to be an upstairs balcony. We love the area, but window treatments have always been a problem. All finished….other than the trim across the bottom! Yippee! Something else to shop for. I just hope I can find it inexpensively or it’ll be staying as is for a while!
On to the next project!!!
Have a lovely day!