So last we chatted, I had basically finished Devon’s room re-do. While I still have a few more things to do to call it totally complete, I added some major finishing touch components.
I made her some curtain valances. Well at least that’s what I think these are called.
The finials are fabric colored tennis balls. I had seen this ages ago on the web.
It’s super easy to do. I got some small quilting fabric squares to do the finials (and the pillows for the window seat). They are 99 cents each.
I used this one to match my curtain fabric.
I picked up four used tennis balls at my local hardware store. Randomly, there was a bucket of them selling for 50 cents each. I read that used tennis balls are better for this project because its easy to puncture them. So I saved money and made my life easier by picking up these used ones.
To cover them, all you have to do is stab them, cut a hole and stuff the fabric. It’s that easy.
I’m not saying they are awesome but they do the job and are cute enough for me!
Next are my curtain valances thingies. If you can sew a straight line, you can do this. If you can’t sew, you could do this with fabric glue or fusable hem tape.
I L-O-V-E love this fabric.
I wasn’t taking no for an answer. Devon had no choice, this was the fabric.Fortunatley for both of us she liked it too.
So all I did was make a sleeve to slide on to the rod. I made it wide so I could hang it high above the window frame. To make it, I simply sewed a half-inch hem down the sides, put right sides together and sewed the top edge across. For the double window I had to make sure the patterns would match up since they would be side by side and super close together.
To give the curtains a little weight I slid one of my extra blind slats into the curtain. It hangs better with a little something holding it taught.
The curtains make the room look much more polished.
Don’t you think?
One more quick thing:
I used those quilting squares I mentioned to make pillows for the window seat.
I thought it would be fun to have two different fabrics for the front and back.
I sewed three sides on the machine, stuffed and then hand sewed the last side to shut.
I have so much more to share. I did a lot over the summer. I’ll try to be back soon!