curtains

Have a question or want to show off your project? Post it! No Registration Necessary.  Now with pictures!

Threaded View
In between a week of dinner guests one weekend  
and weekend guests the following weekend I managed to get a start on replacing curtains through out the house. the bathroom and guest room now have fresh white muslin curtains. The den, sewing room and living room are next.
all will be white muslin with a bias trim in a color that picks up one color from the room they are meant for. I love white muslin curtains. I'll probably start Monday, since I'm going to visit my daughter for a few days first.

Re: curtains
snipped-for-privacy@optimum.net wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

Sounds fresh and lovely, good job!  

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us

Re: curtains


wrote in message  

In between a week of dinner guests one weekend
and weekend guests the following weekend I managed to get a start on  
replacing curtains through out the house. the bathroom and guest room now  
have fresh white muslin curtains. The den, sewing room and living room are  
next.
all will be white muslin with a bias trim in a color that picks up one color  
from the room they are meant for. I love white muslin curtains. I'll  
probably start Monday, since I'm going to visit my daughter for a few days  
first.
-------------
I like the look  of white muslin curtains and have them in most rooms of my  
house.  Well, actually, I have blinds in all the rooms, and a white muslin  
valence across the top.  In our bedroom & bath I found the valence with cut  
outs, on sale at Lowes.  I had admire them a couple of months and then they  
went on sale at the end of the season.  The valence in the guest bath has  
color on it to go with the brown ceramic tile.    I enjoy being able to open  
the blinds and see out to our back yard at the trees, birds,  squirrels, and  
I love to watch my two dogs play together.
Barbara in SC  



Re: curtains
On Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 9:19:48 PM UTC-5, snipped-for-privacy@optimum.net wrote:

Quoted text here. Click to load it
I made laundry room curtains out of 250 thread count white cotton a
few years ago.  The curtains have two red ribbons running parallel
at the bottom and the valance has one red parallel ribbon.

A couple of years ago I used the same material to make two panels
for a bathroom curtain stretched taut between two rods.  For some  
reason huge windows used to be the norm in bathrooms 90 years ago.  
I do appreciate the natural light but a girl needs privacy as well.  
This bathroom is going to have a complete gut in about two weeks and
I'm planning on making a new valance to replace the dark green one
that is presently in there. I haven't quite decided on what color
this new valance will be but I plan on it being in the range of
black.


Re: curtains

"ItsJoanNotJoann"  wrote:

<snip>
Quoted text here. Click to load it

Mask off the window at shoulder height, and spray the bottom with  
this stuff:
http://www.joann.com/glass-frosting-spray-aerosol-interior/4648770.html?gclid=CJjaveTR2s4CFVBbfgodaXcLqw

If you want to have a "stained glass" look try:
http://www.michaels.com/gallery-glass-window-color-value-paint-set/10431855.html?mkwid=sVCde5I5A |pcrid|101976124512|pkw||pmt||pdv|c|prd|10431855&cm_mmc=zadv_PLASearch-_-google-_-Art+Supplies-_-Sculpture+%26+Modeling&gclid=COzTp-TS2s4CFUJsfgod6y8ODw

My daughter used a similar product to disguise two small LR windows  
which faced her neighbor's kitchen window, and it looks so real  
people admire them, thinking they are the real deal (her house is  
also 90 years old..

HTH, NAYY,

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us



Re: curtains
On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 1:12:46 PM UTC-5, BEI Design wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it
Hmmmmmm, that's a great idea!!!  Thanks!  I'm going to  
check out Home Depot to see if they have it in stock as
they have a myriad of Krylon paints (hammered, blackboard,
'dip,' etc.)  If not, I get coupons from JoAnn all the time
and they can be used for online orders.

I've done the Gallery Glass for two pictures that I hang
in my bedroom in the winter.  Beautiful but VERY time
consuming.  


Re: curtains

Quoted text here. Click to load it

That is a brilliant idea! I know those colours, DD made pics with them in  
occupational therapy. There the kids get a template, kind of, on a sheet of  
paper in a punched pocket. They have to paint the outlines and later fill in  
the colours, then, after drying, they can take the stuff home and put them  
on their windows. You know, flowers, snowmen, princesses, you name it. And I  
have, so far, never seen it used in the way you describe here, although that  
would be the prettiest way. I think I might do something to the glass in the  
entrance door... Bad Beverly, BAD! ;-)

U.  


Re: curtains
On Monday, August 29, 2016 at 5:15:35 AM UTC-5, Ursula Schrader wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it
When I did the two pictures for my bedroom I had recently had a king-
size bedspread made and there was just barely enough left to make
valances.  Before making the valances though I took my material to
work and photocopied it and enlarged the image.  I used that as my pattern
under the glass to be able to lay down the 'leading.'  I found Gallery
Glass paint colors, mostly, that were reflected in the material to fill
in the leading.  Only one or two colors had to be blended to achieve the desired shade.


Re: curtains

Quoted text here. Click to load it

Sounds like fun! Glad it was so easy to do. Where can the works of art be  
admired (in the virtual world, that is)?

U.  


Re: curtains
On Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 5:35:34 AM UTC-5, Ursula Schrader wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it
I enjoyed doing the project but it was not easy and it was a very
lengthy project.  I vowed to never to do another Gallery Glass  
project even though the end result was beautiful.


Re: curtains
Ursula Schrader wrote:

Quoted text here. Click to load it

Always happy to help!  ;-D

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


Re: curtains

Quoted text here. Click to load it

I know, just like with the embroidery machine... Although I didn't get one  
so far and probably won't in the near future since DD is getting too old for  
embroidered things the 'cute' style, and I love to embroider by hand, and  
the day has only 24 hours, if you know what I mean. BAD girl! Your  
wickedness will probably let you grow a hundred years old. ;-)

U.  


Re: curtains
Ursula Schrader wrote:
<snip>
Quoted text here. Click to load it

There are hundreds of potential embroidery projects which do not  
fall into the 'cute' range.  I love my 'elegant' scroll-embroidered  
sheets, for instance.

And I just made "Property of" identification tags (on grosgrain  
ribbon) for the birthday gift sewing supplies I sent off to Blair in  
NYC.  Endless uses...

;-D

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


Re: curtains

Quoted text here. Click to load it

Yes, Beverly, I knew even before I clicked the send button that I wasn't  
correct. How I loved your dragonflies! And that stuff on your sheets was  
wonderful! I don't dare to think into what realms my creativity might take  
me. For sheets & Co. I'd think of something more Bauhaus probably but  
anyway, all the possibilities... But what can I say? I lack the time and the  
financial cushion to embark on such an addiction. I already still spend too  
much on sewing and hand embroidery, so I'll have to make do with custom-made  
industrial name tags, although the ones on grosgrain are - who might doubt -  
endlessly more stylish. ;-) As it is, I hardly get my housekeeping done. I  
still haven't written that application for the health measurement, 'Kur' as  
they say in Germany, and you go to a BAD place: Bad Driburg, Bad Pyrmont,  
Bad Sassendorf... (SCNR). (Of course you know that the prefix Bad means  
Bath, like in Bath, UK. ) (Yes, I know, granny... egg..., sorry!)

U.  


Re: curtains
Ursula Schrader wrote:
<snip>

Quoted text here. Click to load it

Endless...  I have more designs then I will ever be able to use, but  
when they come in at US$1.00 from my favorite online site, I just  
can't resist.  :-}

Quoted text here. Click to load it

They were pretty plain vanilla, just a way for her to be able to  
keep her supplies from gaining legs when she takes them to the  
costume shops.

Quoted text here. Click to load it

I spent an inordinate amount of time Saturday searching all my  
extremely unorganized stash piles, looking for a perfect piece of  
burgundy faux suede to make a lumbar pillow cover for my  
DSister-I-L.   I KNEW I had kept it.  Finally found it, along with  
about 12 large pieces (2.5 yards or more) of Malden Mills  
Polarfleece!  Yikes!  I think I must have decided I needed more (or  
a differnt color) every time they sent me an e-mail sales message.  
Aaarrrggghhh!  But I have plenty on hand to make warm jackets, capes  
and/or throws.   Not sure that justifies my Very Bad Habit, though.

Quoted text here. Click to load it

I always laugh at the German prefix "Bad", I'm pretty sure some of  
DH's ancestors came here from various "Bads".  <g>

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us



Re: curtains


wrote in message  

In between a week of dinner guests one weekend
and weekend guests the following weekend I managed to get a start on  
replacing curtains through out the house. the bathroom and guest room now  
have fresh white muslin curtains. The den, sewing room and living room are  
next.
all will be white muslin with a bias trim in a color that picks up one color  
from the room they are meant for. I love white muslin curtains. I'll  
probably start Monday, since I'm going to visit my daughter for a few days  
first.

A friend uses curtains on the lower half of her den windows for privacy, but  
not on the upper half so she can see out.  Her house is on a slight hill so  
that no one can see over the curtains.
Barbara in SC  



Re: curtains
On Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 10:19:48 PM UTC-4, snipped-for-privacy@optimum.net wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

I love reading all the creative ways people use curtains and craft projects to  
decorate and provide privacy on windows. I love simple but beautiful.

Re: curtains

Quoted text here. Click to load it

That sounds so - I lack the words. I'd never manage a task like that between  
two visits! You are amazing. And I am very likely a bad worker. There are so  
many things that keep me distracted. I wish I had learnt a proper attitude  
to work as your generation did. Probably didn't feel nice at the time you  
were taught but helped you loads in your later life. Anyway, muslin curtains  
look always nice, I think, especially if you trim them as you did.  
Personally, I have to make new curtains for the bedroom, and panels, too.  
Both fabrics lying around here for really years and I don't get round to do  
it. I will, though, as soon as I finished a few other urgent and necessary  
tasks. And then I can show my face again in here. ;-)  


Re: curtains
On Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 10:19:48 PM UTC-4, snipped-for-privacy@optimum.net wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it


Re: curtains
On Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 10:19:48 PM UTC-4, oldco s@optim et wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

Ursula, Don't sweat it. You have more urgent things to do now. when you have time you'll get to your curtains.

Site Timeline