The tween room makeover continues. This week I decided to take on some window treatments and some art work.
I found an incredible deal at Ikea on a pair of white on white panels for $30. I know is your jaw dropping? Mine was but not before I snatched them up and got them in my cart. The fabric is pretty and they were 54" wide by 98" long and yes the price was unbelievable. I figured I could make something out of them! So this past week my sewing machine and I got personal with each other after a very long sebatical! I decided since 54" finished width was much more than I needed and I did not want to really have to do an entire new seem down the side to remove some width that I would ad goblet pleats. The most difficult part of a goblet pleat is making sure they are evenly spaced. Above I have pinned out where mine are going to be sewn.
My machine was very kind to me this project and I am happy to report we ummmm did not share one cross word with each other! Once I had my goblet pleats sewn in place I decided to add some black pom pom fringe to bring some fun and contrast to the windows.
Pinned and ready to be sewn!
Usually when you do a goblet pleat you will use a nice crinoline in the header of the panels to make sure they keep their shape. Since I was dealing with a pre-made pair of panels I used an old trick. I stuffed the goblets with batting!!! After installing my drapery hooks on the back side of each pleat the panels went up. Below is a shot of panels all packaged as I purchased them from IKEA.
Here they are complete and up at the window! Fun and fun and perfect for the room. Although I am noticing a bit wrinkled! I may just have to break down and pull the iron out if they don't relax on their own!Here is a close up of the pretty white on white printed fabric.For my next project I did some puppy art work!Little Miss Whimsy has been asking for this puppy poster for some time. I am not a huge fan of posters plus her room doesn't have a whole lot of wall space for them either.When I was in IKEA I found these black frames for only $2.99 each. I grabbed 8.
Taking the poster she wanted I simply picked out 8 of these puppies in Converse shoes and cut them to size to fit in each frame.
On one I added the word "Woof" for some whimsy.
Eight framed puppies. The black frames pull black over to this side of the room. Just what it needed!
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