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Monday, January 5, 2009

The room looked so...well...beige. Nothing wrong with beige, but after a month plus of the vibrancy of the holidays, beige was looking, well, boring. Our living room needed some color. But free color. Hmmmm....

While at the folks', I raided my mom's fabric trunk and button box. I'm sure there will be posts to follow involving some buttons, but for this post, I remembered a package of JC Penney's gold draperies from a lifetime ago, well, at least my lifetime. Still in the package, with 30 years of wrinkles, I knew I could do something with them.

Can you see this image on the package? I don't know why, but Donna Reed's skirt cracks me up...


Here the drapes are folded over twice and tacked up horizontally with upholstery tacks. No sewing, no money spent, and a splash of color in my living room!!!!!




But I must give creative credits to my mom for this idea. In my brother's room, she used navy pillow cases tacked under white Ikea drapes. Very clever, Mom. I could have taken pictures in every room of their house with all her genius ideas, but maybe she'll get her own blog someday and I'll just direct you there.


Here's a parting shot of what's outside our window right now....we must have brought the cold back with us to Texas!!!!


2 Creative People Had This To Say:

The Berry's Patch said...

Great idea! It looks fantastic. I've used my staple gun before to tack up some curtains. The upholstery tacks are probably better though.

Jen r. said...

Love it! It looks really fantastic. I love the fabric on those drapes too! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for a visit! I think it's so hard after all of the holiday decorations come down! My house looks so bland!