Sunday, February 7, 2010

Tween Room Project 3 & 4

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!

I hope you enjoyed my projects for this week.  I am linking to the following blogs this week.


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19 comments:

  1. Wonderful idea for the puppy pics. I love your curtain panels - what a steal, and you really dressed them up perfectly for that room.

    :)
    ButterYum
    PS - I have sewing machine envy!

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  2. Very nice drapes. Love the black ball trim you added. I am thinking about doing that to some drapes I have. First I need a machine which I do plan on getting. The puppy artwork is adorable. That is a great idea.

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  3. Very nice, love the colors !
    Kammy

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  4. The fabric from IKEA is gorgeous. That place is always full of surprises! The drapes turned out gorgeous. You are SO talented. I could never make those pleats!!

    Love the puppy pictures. Your daughter must be loving her room! :-)

    xoxo
    Jani

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  5. Oh, I LOVE that fabric the panels are made of!! Great JOB!! And a smart way to use the poster!

    Suzanne

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  6. Beautiful curtains. The puppies are too cute! Great idea.

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  7. Wow, I just adore both the curtains with the trim and the puppy pictures. I'm here from Cottage Instincts, and I think I'm in love at first post! ;)

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  8. What a cute room! Love the curtains and cutting the poster is such a cute idea.

    Visiting from Cottage Instincts!

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  9. What a great idea for the puppy pictures! Love the draperies. Goblet pleats sound difficult, but it looks like you mastered them. laurie

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  10. Darling puppy pics! Love the black pom pom trim on the drapes. The white on white pattern is very pretty! You did a beautiful job on them!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  11. So cute!!~ I love pom pom trim!!~

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  12. The curtains are fantastic! Every time I see someone sew something into fabulous I want to sign up for sewing lessons!!!

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  13. Way too cute. I love the drapes and the art is just fantastic. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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  14. Love the goblet pleated panels and the puppy pics are too cute !

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  15. Great job on the panels! The pups turned out so cute. Both were terrific ideas.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  16. I love the portrait on your header. Can you tell me about it? Is it an original?

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  17. Anjie the portrait is called Miss Pearce and was sold through Ethan Allen. I was lucky enough to find it at a Ethan Allen whare house clearance sale. I don't know if they still sale the painting or not. Hope you get this message as I was not able to reply to your bloggger account.

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