Thursday, May 28, 2009

Burlap Window Mistreatment!

Welcome to Crazy for Burlap Party hosted by Miz Rhoda of Southern Hospitality!

I have a dirty secret... This is the window on the door to my dirty secret - our back room! The main entry into our home and it's disgraceful! There's nothing welcoming or gracious about it, it is what it is, a collection site for everything from power tools, appliances, wood, discarded junk, clutter, exercise equipment, you name it and it's probably buried in this room some where!
I seriously need an intervention where this room is concerned.
So while on vacation last week I decided to take 30 minutes and whip up a mistreatment for this window. Afterall if ya can't hide it ya should decorate it right? *smiles*
Here's the view from outside, see the cute burlap?
Left over from my chicken wire frame projectI'm definitely going to spruce up the outside soon *hanging head in shame*
Here's the inside view... Still have to add insulation and dry wall. The cute fabric is an embroidered linen of sea shells, turtles and starfish from Robert Allen.

And here it is rolled up from the outside
I see now that I need to paint this door since the primer coat isn't looking so great
And rolled up from the inside

This is a metal clad door but for some reason those magnetic curtain rods wouldn't stick to the door. I didn't want to put holes in it for a regular rod so I used velcro to attach it. I used two different kinds, the sticky kind and the sew on kind from our favorite store Hobby Lobby.

If you want to make something similar but haven't a clue how I'd be happy to talk you thru it!

Thanks for looking!


Darlene said...

That is a fabulous window treatment...LOVE it!

Sabrina said...

You did a great job. That looks awesome.

Brei Cornell said...

I really like this and think I am going to have to copy! I might get back to ya for that walk-through when I get a little motivation!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

That is very cute! I love the two sides to it. Thanks for sharing.

Daphine said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!
You did an awesome job! I sure wish I could just whip up some NICE window treatments!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Your window treatment is amazing!!! I love the shell fabric opposite the burlap!

Your frame/chalkboard project below is so neat! What a great idea!!!

Hope you had a great vacation to Hilton Head. THe pictures of the ruins were amazing! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Barb said...

thank you for coming by, cause now i have found your great blog.
I can tell at a glance this is somewhere i will want to visit often.

OK. Off to check out more.
Oh, love your burlap 'curtain'. Very cute.

Barbara jean

Beach House Dreamer said...

Great shade with the embroidered linen of sea shells. I could see that in my future beach bungalow!