Sunday, August 17, 2008

Window Mistreatment

I thought I would join the Nester from http://nestingplacenc.blogspot.com/ who is doing a show-n-tell today of people's window mistreatments! Easy solutions for windows, not needing sewing or measurements, etc.
I used 1 curtain panel per window in my girls' bedroom to make these mistreatments.
Aren't they cute? And so easy! All I did was put the curtain panel on a rod from Target, gather the material up in folds, and safety pin the folds together in the back to make what looks like a gathered shade!
We tend to move often, and I didn't want to cut the fabric, so this seemed like an easy solution!

I have matching fabric and plan to make pillow shams and dust ruffles to match. Their room has a bit of a shabby chic feel. I'll take more pics after I finish & paint super pale pink!


Well, there you go! Easy-peasy, lemon-squeezey! (As my daughter's little friend would say!)
Hope you enjoyed this, and check out the Nester's other friends who joined in the show & tell!
Blessings,
Stacey

48 comments:

My Crafty Little Page said...

Looks fabulous. Actually it looks better than "real" ones because it doesn't sag!

The Berry's Patch said...

It's very cute! We have moved a ton as well so this is a great idea.

Annie said...

How sweet! And what a great idea. This room reminds me of me and my sister's room when we were little girls. Thanks for sharing!

Jane said...

What a sweet room! Thank goodness for safety pins!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Oh, I am working on my two daughters' room as well. I meant to paint it a pale pink (it looked like it from the top of the Oops can), but came out a bit brighter. Oh well, we'll enjoy it for now and then repaint. Love their room...so precious!

Lady Dorothy said...

Safety pins! Great idea!

Cheri-Beri said...

Came over from Nester . . . That bedroom is absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for the idea :-)

abeachcottage said...

oh yeah looks grea, love the way they are high up and what a beautiful room for your girls

great mistreatment...enjoy the party

Mom2my9 said...

Your girls' room is absolutely gorgeous! It's truly an inspiration to me and I hope it is to your girls!

Kacee Hogg said...

This is GREAT! I have been wanting the same look but did not know how to go about making it....thank you

Bonita said...

That room is so beautiful and the window treatments are a perfect fit. I bet people sleep really peacefully in there!

Katie said...

That room is adorable, Stacey! I LOVE twin beds, and especially THESE twin beds. And dont even get me started on that quilt on the wall.... OH MY!! :o)

Mrs. Jones said...

Adorable room! Looks great with the mistreatments.

~Heather

The Nester said...

I have always wanted two twin beds placed infront of windows just like in the magazines--and this mistreament is exactly why--peferfecty executed!

You get a "10"

Screaming Meme said...

You go girly! Very sweet! Screaming Meme

Kathi said...

Beautiful! They look professional. I love how high you hung them too! Thanks for sharing.

melissa*smith said...

I love this room! I think the mistreatments are the perfect finishing touch~so cute!

Pajama Mama said...

i never thought about using a panel-but thats such a great idea! and they're already hemmed!!!! thanks for the idea!

Mic In Tx said...

they look great!

Darlene said...

Those are so cute in your girl's room. Great idea and the room is adorable!!

mystele said...

very nice!

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

Wow that's beautiful! I love the matching beds with matching windows and matching mistreatments. So gorgeous and girly.

The Newbie said...

How easy is that? Love it! Thanks for the idea:) I still have several rooms to go and could use all the inspiration I can get.

My Three Girls (The A girls) said...

very nice. I only wish my girls bedroom was so tidy. My girls NEED 1001 dolls and stuffed animals on their beds so there is no tidy with that many NEEDED things on the beds.

Kelly said...

How sweet! I love that you did this in your girls' room, and the gather just looks so feminine to me. Love it!

Chris said...

One of my favorites! I plan on mistreating my bathroom windows, and this "party" couldn't have come soon enough for me! Thanks for sharing!

Darla @ UltraBeautyBoutique said...

Those are DARLING!

Meghan said...

Totally fabu mistreatments!

Deb said...

What a beautiful room, and I love the treatments.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Okay, I really like this. I was just commenting in my blog that I'm not too fond of the valance effect I've achieved with my mistreatments...but what you've done is so much better than a valance. I really really like this! Hmmmm...you have my mind spinning with possibilities now!

~ Sarah

Shellie said...

Those are so stinkin' cute! I love it!!

Annikke said...

Those look so cute!

Christine said...

What a cute room! I've been checking out all of the 'mistreatments' on various blogs and I'm getting lots of inspiration.

Leslie said...

So cute!I love little girls rooms!

Shannon said...

Looks awesome! Her room is so cute!

Nicole said...

I LOVE that room. You have done an awesome job. That's a room my little girl would love, and the quilt on the wall is beautiful.

Celly B said...

What a pretty, creative, and easy treatment! Your girls' room is so cute!

Katie @ 3 Blondes and a Redhead said...

SO CUTE!

Jen r. said...

Very pretty! I would never know it wasn't a real roman shade! Jen R

Nancy said...

What a cute room! The mistreatments look fabulous!
-Nancy

Nancy said...

Hi Stacy, I love your mistreatments..good job, girl, great idea! Thanks for sharing. Nancy

Katherine said...

Great job on window treatments! The whole room is gorgeous!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Beautiful mistreatments...actually, the whole room is beautiful! I love the beds! Thank you for visiting me today, too!
-Carrie

Marie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your mistreatment!! I haven't tried "making" a gathered shade yet...but I want to!

Shannon said...

Thanks for the opinion on my urns. I think cream sounds great!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Very pretty......looks like a pic from a mag...love the clean airy look! cherry

Jill said...

I love the how you did the windows & how you put the beds in front of the windows. Just darling!

Jessica said...

What a great room!