Monday, August 18, 2008

$3 window mistreatment


$3 window mistreatment, originally uploaded by SIMPLY.MADE.

Inspired by Nester, here are my $3 window mistreatments... $6 for the pair.

I'd wanted to put something on our kitchen windows for a while... my sewing machine doesn't like me though, and then the baby was born... how on earth was I going to sew a "curtain" under those conditions? (think I can cram any more links in there??)

Using free fabric leftover from a school project (a group of us were put in charge of designing a porch area for... some event here in town- I was somehow put in charge of sewing up all of the pillows and cushions), a glue gun, fabric tacks, 'L' brackets, and wood that was here at the house- I created these in a day.


my mistreatment tools, originally uploaded by SIMPLY.MADE.



Granted the fabric isn't exactly what I had in mind... I'd wanted something that had a white background- with designs in red, blue, green and yellow/orange (never could find it)... I still like the mistreatments quite a bit.

little how to:

I glued the hem with hot glue

nailed the fabric to a piece of wood that was 4 inches wider than my window, folding it like a present in the corners

screwed the "L" brackets to the wood

screwed the treatment to the wall

14 comments:

The Nester said...

This looks very polished and finished and you did a great job! Your kitchen looks so grown up!

Thank you for sharing it!

melissa*smith said...

I love how neat and clean everything looks in your kitchen~the mistreatment is the perfect touch and only $3?? Bravo!

Darlene said...

That mistreatment looks great to me!! Good Job and the price can't be beat!!

Jessica said...

Wow, I'm very impressed! They look great. Thanks for sharing.

The Berry's Patch said...

My favorites...glue gun & L brackets. Your treatment looks great. Beautiful baby!

Deb said...

Wow, looks really good. Very professional looking. Thanks for sharing.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Very nice and crisp! I really like your open shelves, too.

~ Sarah

Bella's momma said...

That is amazing~ great job!!

Meghan said...

Terrific!!!
Love it!!!

Meghan said...

Terrific!!!
Love it!!!

Bonita said...

$3 well spent! Nice work!

His Doorkeeper said...

What a great job with little money. You could put that in "Real Simple" magazine!

Thanks for sharing!

Katie @ 3 Blondes and a Redhead said...

What a bargain! You'd never know by looking at it...

Katie @ 3 Blondes and a Redhead said...

What a bargain! You'd never know by looking at it...