Bathroom windows are unique, both in form and function. They need to let light into a small space, while at the same time, afford you privacy. Here's how to get the best of both worlds.
Every bathroom in my home has a window, some of them quite large. Our current master bathroom even has one in the shower. That doesn't seem so bad (hooray, natural light!), except the window looks directly out onto the porch right next to our front door. Continue Reading
Shopping for window treatments is tough. Sometimes, you can’t always find what you’re looking for. Why not try a DIY version? Here are 12 simple, but statement-making, curtains and other treatments to try!
Felted balls never looked so modern! Pickles made the balls, but after doing so suggests that we buy pre-made balls, as the process is quite time consuming. And wet. Once the balls are made (using carded wool), they’re simply threaded onto string. Possibly the see-through variety. For more info and to see how to make felted balls, visit this page on Pickles.
It’s time to cozy up for fall! Turn wool blankets into repurposed window shades in a few easy steps–then sit back and bask in the warmth of your handiwork!
By using Army surplus blankets, which hover around $15-$20, you can get a great looking window shade at an even better cost. Matt Pierce from Wood&Faulk shares this simple DIY project on ReadyMade, so head over for the full tutorial!
Meanwhile, can you think of any other great ways to repurpose wool blankets? Continue Reading
Ansie shows us how to make a tin can stars that she then turned into a curtain/wall hanging out The outcome is nothing less than extraordinary. If you agree and want to make one of your own, here’s what you’ll need to make the stars:
Textile artist Chela Edmunds needed a bit of privacy for a window with a park view, but she also wanted to let some light in as well. It’s a stylish alternative capiz shell curtains. To make one, you’ll need the following:
measuring tape or ruler
soft lead pencil or dressmaker’s chalk
a template for the circles (Chela used a tea canister)
With the right buttons and fabric, this window shade could work in just about ANY style of room. And, dare I say, it’s as cute as a button? (My bad.) Anyway, if you’d like to crank one out, here’s a list of materials you’ll need:
2 contrasting fabrics, for front and back of shade
Every television design show lauds the ease of the basic Roman shade, which can be endlessly customized. Well, fine, but I still don’t know how to make one…and those strings intimidate me.
Luckily, I have Jennifer’s how-to from Apartment Therapy. “Jennifer took simple, plain and inexpensive Roman shades from Target and completely transformed them with a graphic patterned fabric from IKEA — providing customized window coverings on a budget.”
A great way to bring a little outdoors in is by making one of these beaded wood door curtains. Materials you’ll need include:
6 or 7 branches about 3 feet long and a few inches thick work gloves pruning shears, a lopping tool or a saw a vise or a pair of adjustable lockjaw pliers drill and 1/8 inch bit 60-pound test fishing line