Thursday, June 18, 2009

So I saw this idea for a window treatment...

But I needed to do it MY WAY. Vintage and sort of shabby chic. The original idea came from an older book I bought years ago. Kitchen knobs were mounted into the window framework of a window. A curtain panel is created incorporating ribbon loops for hanging.

My way is more "green". Our home has no window mouldings so my goal was to use freebies or low cost items. I started with a bag of plastic beads ($3.50 - Michaels) and some screws ($3.00 - Ace Hardware). I drilled holes through the beads to fit the screws. I bought a pre-primed board at Home Depot for the flat piece ($8.50). The moulding was 4 pieces of scrap that a friend was throwing away (yeah! free!) and the small blocks were scrap of my husband's. Once assembled, a few coats of leftover primer and paint went on.

Not too shabby (pun intended) for about $15.00!! I think it looks GREAT without the curtain too.

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