Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Summer Bedding & Window Treatments

My Spring/Summer lamps.

As you may already know... I started a master bedroom bedding and window treatment redo two weeks ago. I have a perfectly fine Winter set, but I wanted a lighter feel for the warmer months.

So... here it is August already,
and I still haven't finished!!!

But... that's not the worst part...

Being the procrastinator that I am... I had not purchased all the panels that I needed. So of course Walmart decided to put the curtain panels on clearance ... and now they were all gone!!!

I had enough for the windows but I also wanted to make a bedskirt out of them. So I spent two days going to four different Walmarts before finding the necessary three panels.

Now I just have to decide what kind of skirt I want. {I just tucked the window panel in between the mattress to get an idea of how it will look}

This picture shows
a gathered skirt
with vertical stripes.
This picture shows the stripes
going horizontally.

I sure would appreciate any ideas or opinions from any of you talented ladies :)

I will make the skirt longer (20-23") so that it will come up higher and there will not be a gap where the coverlet and skirt meet. 

I really like how Susan, over at
has done to her bedroom.
I hope mine turns out as nice.

Okay now... back to the curtains.

Yes!  I am cutting them in half.
I will explain later.

I have two narrow windows on either side of my king size bed and of course they are not centered...

{Yet another "thank you" to the builders}

Although my bedroom is not enormous (15x14) it is not as small as it appears in this picture. Those are not night stands... but good sized chests. I have a large armoire and a Secretary desk on wall opposite the bed.

I have extended the rod to give
the appearance of a larger,
 centered window.
I had a pair of burgundy panels up already and just needed the  one panel for the middle. But... I still want it to have the look of two panels.

{or it would tend look look a shower curtain}

So I cut it down the middle and I may add a trim to the leading edge.

So this is what it looks far.

I think the burgundy panels are
a bit too scrunched???

The bedskirt will finish the look.

I hope to get it done soon.
(before I change back to my Winter bedding...)



a woman who is said...

I think it looks great. I am inspired. I need a bed skirt and curtains!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

It is going to be beautiful. I would go with vertical stripes vs. horizontal, but that is me. The windows look much better now that you have made them appear large. Jackie

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

It's coming along beautifully! Love all you've accomplished! Love the your blog!

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I think the direction your bedroom is going. If you are asking for bed skirt opinions I like vertical stripes! Love the window treatments.

a woman who is said...

Glad I could oblige with a temporary blog visit back to the PNW :D Texas...that is a bit of a change. I am originally a New England gal myself.
I love your creativity. It seems we like many of the same things. Thanks for dropping by.

Barbara said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting. I am not a sewer myself but can appreciate all that others do. Your bed linen and covers are beautiful.

Have spent time in Dallas Fort Worth area, staying in Arlington. Also have a distant cousin who ownes a vineyard and hotel in the Nappa Valley.

Anonymous said...

So impressed with your handiwork!! Wish I could sew like you! Just came across this fabulous little settee, such a reasonable price-had to share with everyone!! TGIF

Torie Jayne said...

I'm loving your Spring/Summer birdie lamp, Have a sweet week!x

Amy said...

That striped fabric is beautiful!! Nice job! I know the skirt will look fantastic either way!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I am way late seeing this, so you'll probably never know I was here lol.. nevertheless, I couldnt leave without telling you how much I like what you did with your room. I happen to have that same bed and a bed bench very similar to yours. You've inspired me to get in there and make some improvments in my bedding and decor.

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