You all know that I love the Nester . Well, today she is having a window mistreatment party. What is a window mistreatment you ask? Here is her definition from her own words:
Mistreatment: (n). covering for a window that is quick, cheap and pretty. may or may not need hardware does not require sewing. a real designer's worst nightmare.
Mistreating: (v). the act of treating a window with dignity and respect without use of the following: hundreds of dollars, sewing, time, crying, divorce, child neglect...
She has the best ideas and takes you through step by step, and these are all borrowed, stolen, lifted from her~thanks, Nester!
Everyone is posting pictures of the mistreatments they have done, so here are mine. *WELCOME* if you are visiting from her site! I'm going to head on over there and check all of them out~I love getting new ideas!
Here is the bathroom~I used about 1/2-3/4 yard of fabric and a spool of ribbon.
The scrunchy part of the fabric is just using safety pins in the back and the ribbon isn't "holding" anything, although it looks like it~it's just hot glued on for decoration on the front part. I didn't use a rod, just trusty old upholstery tacks! Oh, and as she always suggests~you can make your window look so much larger by raising your mistreatment high above the window so it barely blocks any light and gives the image that you have larger windows. I did this on all of mine that I could, and it does make a big difference.
Here is our bedroom~I had originally purchased a pair of cream taffeta window panels for our skinny little windows and then I just used about 1/4 of a yard of fabric for each of the toppers. I ripped the fabric, folded, safety pinned and hot glued it. I'm still deciding if I like the topper scrunched in the middle or if I should just leave it straight~what do you think??
In the kitchen I already had this roman shade from Target up, but I just put a topper on it. (below)
This is when the shade is pulled up~the topper is all you see. I just folded it into the two pleats and glued~I also glued a metal star in the middle there. I still need to find a cute trim for the bottom...
I've already posted the living room one, but basically it's just two panels from Walmart with a brown topper upholstery-tacked with some fringe on the bottom.
So, there you go! It has been so much fun mistreating. I would say it took me a total of 3 hours to finish all of them. The most time consuming part for me? Choosing the fabrics and trim! Arghhhhhh! Once I finally make up my mind on that, Nester has made the rest very, very easy. Thanks for stopping by!