Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Some window "mistreatments"

Ever heard of 'em? I believe the phrase was originally penned by the Nester. I had been hanging pieces of fabric with thumbtacks for several years until I realized that there was actually an official term for it. Yay! I'm not alone. Here are some instructions on how to mistreat your windows.

So I thought I'd share my latest mistreatment with you. I'm constantly changing my mind about what I want to do with my living room windows. I've only ever bought curtains for them once, and that was right after we built the house. Oh, wait, I take that back. I did buy a set several months ago, but they were too short and not exactly what I wanted so I returned them.

Because I change my mind frequently, mistreating is a much more economical choice for window treatments. Fabric is cheap and there are tons of different patterns to choose from.

So here's my latest living room mistreatment...

I found this tan ticking fabric (I LOVE ticking fabric) for $4.00/yard. I needed five yards to do this window. $20.00. Can. you. beat. that????!!!!

I love how bright and airy this fabric makes the room feel. I feel all cozy inside when I look at my windows now. No more bare naked windows (they've been naked for the last several months.) It feels warm and inviting. I feel welcome in my home.

Oh, and while I was mistreating, I got into the mood to rearrange my living room furniture and accessories. Here's something I put together. The old Seven-Up crate was found by my brother-in-law. He's a junk hunter like me.

Enjoy mistreating!


Infarrantly Creative said...

Hey Amber thanks for stopping by my blog and taking time to comment. Love your mistreatment...love the fabric you chose.

Kelli said...

Beautiful mistreatment! I love the curtains. You have inspired me to join the mistreaters club!!