Thursday, February 2, 2012

Ruffled Window

Continuing in my theme for the year (year of the ruffle) I made a valance for the sunroom last night. This room is a walk thru room to my husbands fish room and the only reason I call it the sunroom is because it has a skylight. This is where I have my computer and all my crafting supplies. I decided it could use a more feminine touch.


Below is what the window looked like before


I think it looks so much prettier now!






For some reason the wall color is photographing funny today..it is not that yellowish color but looks more like the before picture. Not that I am going to do it anytime soon but I sure think that River Mist paint color would look beautiful in this room!


I think the valance really is flattering to my Ikea hanging light. They seem to kind of go together with the layers. I love that light, though it is a little more modern than I usually like.


Besides making the ruffled valance I made the lace inside curtain. It filters the light so beautifully. I have a bolt of that lace that I bought when Janae was a baby for her room. I guess I changed my mind or something because it never got used and I am happy to have it now! So this whole window project cost me 2.99--for a white sheet at Goodwill.


One more project done!  Now I am excited to make some pretty pillows for that trunk. The ones on their now are store bought---which is fine, but handmade is much more to my liking. Back to the sewing machine!

Thanks for visiting!


25 comments:

sissie said...

Hi Sandy,
My eyes go straight to your beautiful light fixture and I agree that the beautiful ruffled window treatment really compliments the light. I love this pretty room and that trunk is wonderful.

hugs
Sissie

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Sandy :) What a fantastic job you did creating that beautiful ruffled valance! I've seen ones similar to this on Ebay for over $30! And I like yours much better because it has a little more layer of ruffles than those do. Can't wait to see what pretty pillows you will create to display on the trunk :)

Tomorrow I will be hitting my favorite Goodwill stores, and hopefully I will leave each one with some sweet treasures :)

Have a great up-coming weekend!
Warmest hugs, Brenda

Sarah said...

very VERY pretty! great job, its lovely!

lynn said...

that light goes so well with your pretty valance! love the trunk, too:)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your window looks so pretty with the ruffles and what a great deal having the lace fabric and finding the sheet.

Gina said...

Your ruffled valance is so pretty! I love it.

G Inspires said...

I adore the valance!

Honey at 2805 said...

Very pretty! Thank you for sharing your lovely project at Potpourri Friday!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, I love it!! and it goes perfect with the hanging lamp!

Carol

Something Special said...

I sure love your decorating with white too. You have posted lots since last visited. But I love your ATC's that you did for Kimberly's 5 for 5 swap. I simply must get to doing some of her ATC swappin. Did you get entered into my Valentine/Birthday giveaway? Come check it out if you have not already done so.

driftwoodesign said...

That is really so pretty!
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Ellie said...

WOW! Love your ruffled valance. Paired with your light it is fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

jeanetteann said...

Oh you have got me ruffle mad. I just am going crazy trying to find a ruffled bed valance to make a table cover like yours. Now you are showing me these gorgeous ruffles for the window.
I decided to make a chair cushion (like the one you have on pinterest) with the sample ruffle I made when practicing with my ruffle foot. Coming over here is certainly keeping me busy.:)
xx jeanetteann

Grandma Carolee said...

I absolutely LOVE that window with the ruffles and lace!! It goes perfectly with the light. With the morning sun shining through, it is heavenly.

Yayi said...

¡Es una maravilla! un trabajo fantástico.
Feliz fín de semana.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love it, Sandy! It does go well with your light fixture! Such a pretty room and I love your pillows and accessories, too.

visting from Feathered Nest Friday! : )

michelle said...

That turned out so beautiful, I love ruffles. It really softens up the window.
xoxo

Julie L. Light said...

The curtain turned out fabulous and what a bargain price, too!
I normally would have passed that Ikea light fixture by but you made it work!

Mary said...

Wow!! That is way too charming for words.

Thanks so much for letting us peek ~
Mary @ Sea Quilts

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Sandy,

Your ruffled curtains look beautiful! I wish I knew how to sew...maybe one day! :) Take care and enjoy the rest of your afternoon!


XO's,
Jessie

Ana said...

What a beautiful space Sandy. The ruffle valance turned out so very pretty. Awesome job. Oooh, and love, love, love the trunk.

Hugs and Kisses,
Ana

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

I LOVE ruffles and your window looks amazing! It's romantic and shabby...prefect.

xo,

Abby

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Very pretty!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Cindy said...

Oh, it's wonderful, it softens the room so much, and i LOVE lace curtains. I love looking into a house when i drive by and seeing lace in the windows... there is just something so good about that...

Cindy

Passionate for White said...

SO very pretty - you have talent!!