Thursday, September 30, 2010

Window Dressing

I've mentioned before that some of  the newer parts of the house lack the molding, of the older parts, so I've tried to add  character. 

In the master bath, we salvaged outside window trim. Now, for the kitchen I'm using a piece of old tin ceiling trim...




I just need a little valance to hide the blind.  We usually keep the blind pulled up, but like the option, when the sun is too bright. I had some spare clips around from the master bath, so just took them off the ring and someone actually gave me the tin trim which already had perfectly spaced out holes for the clip hook to thread through!  Pretty much a free deal, And...
Wa Laa! 




A few days ago, my friend, Laurel posted her one of a kind ideas for window dressings, and boy was I glad. You may already know Laurel, as a contributor on Junkmarket Style, but she hasn't been blogging long, so go check her out and give her some bloggy love! Laurel really inspired me to get busy.  That's why I thought this would be a fitting inspiration post for:

Go on over and check it out, lots of inspiring posts, for sure! 

Now, to find the perfect little snippet for a curtain. Don't you just love these little clips? Potentially anything can become an instant curtain...


Well, it's curtains for me~hee hee, Good Night! 

Lezlee

26 comments:

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hey Lezlee! LOVE your tin piece, those little clips are perfect!(maybe an old lace tablecloth) I'd had a similar tin piece in my garage for 5 years and decided yesterday that I just had to use it. timing is everything! So glad you linked up!
xo,
Debra

shannon i olson said...

I love this! very much.

glor said...

How great are these additions you have made. So perfect for your house.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I LOVE this idea!!!!!

artteachergirl said...

Hey there!
Really like the tin piece...wonderful for over a window!!
I am very jealous of your crown molding too! It's beautiful!!

Amy Kinser said...

Love the tin piece. Those clips on it are great.

Laurel said...

Hello Lezlee...well aren't you the SWEETEST for mentioning me in your blog! I love, love, love both treatments you've shown here. Aren't you clever adding those little clips to those holes??? Are your kitchen walls blue? I have the cutest little dish towel with the word "Silver" embroidered on it...with blue flowers (I think:)) It wouldn't be big enough to cover the window but could be "layered" over something else. I'll send it to you if you're interested. Let me know :) Laurel

Coleen's Corner said...

Oh that tin is making me swoon! Okay, and drool a little bit too. I also love the salvaged window trim and how you tied the curtain. Wow - you're so creative. I would so love to visit your house for a live tour!

kimmykats said...

I love the window treatments! I am not much for traditional coverings much to my sis's dismay(she is a window treatment specialist) I have been playing with clips too and love all the uses for them.

Linda said...

What a charming idea, Lezlee~ I love the look!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Love that tin molding & Love the Inspiration....

Tamarah said...

Hello Lezlee....!

THANK YOU so much for keeping me 'company' while I was away....It made me smile out loud whenever I was able to read your comments....ESPECIALLY when I was in Texas....!!

NEXT TIME though we need to get you out to Round Top so we junk up a storm together....hahahahaha....Now fingers CROSSED that's gonna be next May....!!!

Now I'm LOVIN' these window treatments....The patina of the ceiling tin piece is TO DIE FOR....Speaking of ceiling tin....There was MASSES of it at Warrenton.... :o) !! I'm sure you'd LOVE to see it for yourself.... ** wink **

I'm off to see what else you've been up to....!!

Cheers for now from home ** sigh **,
Tamarah :o)

Tammy said...

HI Lezlee! I love this tin piece...what a great idea for curtains!
I popped over from Debra's VIF..glad you joined in!
Tammy :-)

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

I like these a lot!!!!

Attic Rat said...

Your window treatments are so charming; very inviting. They add so much to the room. :D

Smiles,
Teresa

A Cottage Muse said...

How creative and unique...love it!!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

What a great idea ~ very creative and it looks wonderful. Have a great weekend.

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, this is way too cool...I Love it!!!

gail said...

Hi Lezlee....thanks for visiting me today! Love anything having to do with tin ceilings. Great idea!
gail
adventuresininnkeeping.blogspot.com

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Such a creative idea using the tin molding. I love it!
Hugs,
Sherry

Debbie said...

Loving the additions to the windows, especially the tin piece with the cute clips. Your ceiling molding is beautiful!!
I use vintage table clothes for curtains...that might fit nice with your tin header.
Debbie@houseathelake

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi girl been to long for a visit to your place :) Now I have done strips of wood over a window for tab curtains with hooks across, but this is way Cooler. Love it and am going to steal it :) LOL!!! yep I am for my small kitchen window :)
Thank you dear one!
xoxo
Dore

kym said...

I will have to send you a picture of the girl's bathroom curtain. I used a lace card tablecloth. It wasn't quite long enough diagonally, so I *gasp* cut it in half, off set it and sewed it back together! It is perfect! So, I will try and send you one or do a post and link.
Just stopped by to say, Hi and see what you were up to...I am sewing tonight and mailing a cute ironing board cover to YOU KNOW WHO! smiles :) Kym

Mona Kay at Home said...

Wow, gorgeous & creative!! I just installed blinds...I'm now inspired to add something a little decorative above the window!

red.neck chic said...

I love this!!! I have to catch up on your blog... so I'll be loitering for awhile - just step over me, okay?

;-D can't wait to see what curtain you come up with!!!

robelyn

Jenn Erickson said...

Lezlee, those are brilliant ideas for window treatments. My old house is in need of some, and you have given me some incredible inspirations!