Sunday, December 13, 2009

craft-y curtains


We've been working on our bedroom and the end is in sight.

Stripping the wallpaper was oh so tedious. Pulling up the carpet somewhat less so. Installing the wood floor was a piece of cake (for me, because Michael and Ed did it).

Yesterday, while Michael mitre-cut the floor mouldings, I put up the first curtain.

I'd had the idea for months and couldn't wait to see if it would look as good as I imagined. I collected the branches before the snow fell, cut them to fit the windows, then washed them down with a bleach solution. I also searched out the perfect curtain rod holders, which turned out to be invisible.

The fabric came from Michael's mom, who always had a great eye for color and texture. When she found it for her living room she bought the whole bolt and gave the rest to us. Thanks Ruth!


I guess it's more of a window treatment than a curtain, since it doesn't actually cover the window. That's the beauty of being out here, no neighbors to look in the windows and plenty of natural light. Who needs curtains?

6 Comments:

At December 14, 2009 at 7:21 AM , Anonymous Leda Meredith said...

Very fun--the window "treatment" looks great.

 
At December 14, 2009 at 1:17 PM , Anonymous Mark said...

Rock on, Shohola Martha! They look really good.

Come and help me with my house.

Mark

 
At December 15, 2009 at 7:19 AM , Blogger Mum said...

The window looks wonderful. Who would ever have thought that the girl who did the excerpt for "Are you there, God? It's me, Ellen (poetic license)" would be such a Renaissance woman? I can't wait to see the room in toto.

 
At December 15, 2009 at 8:49 PM , Blogger SaraGardens said...

Bravo! They look great. (And you know me - I can barely keep my eyes off the ferns.)

 
At December 24, 2009 at 3:28 PM , Blogger TC said...

That's gorgeous Ms. Ellen!

(And my doggone orchid is still orchidless!)

 
At December 25, 2009 at 9:15 AM , Blogger Ellen Zachos said...

Thanks everyone!

TC, it may be time to talk tough to that orchid. I sometimes put my non-bloomers on notice...no flowers, no space on my window sill!

 

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