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Sinamint
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« on: July 11, 2008 08:59:17 PM »

My first own crafty post! Wink

So my boyfriend and I worked like mad fools to give our home that we put up for sale as appealing to the buyers as possible! Since our agent knew I had a capability of sewing she set me to the task of creating new window treatments for our very tired looking windows. Sadly I do not have a before picture. Please imagine some horrid looking vertical blinds Wink Since this was my boyfriend's home I felt intimidated putting my thumbprint on it. Funny how when put to task it has really come to reflect some of my personal tastes!  Cheesy

Since the house has been sold, I am happy with the finla results, (also my boyfriend's mother who helped with these! Wink )

Here they are for your viewing pleasure!
The main entry...
(outside)

(inside)

(detail)


Next, to welcome you is the kitchen!
This one took three attempts before I got the exact vision! Here it is in all it's glory, exactly like I wanted it.

More detail

...and closer now! See the stitching detail!! Wink

The frame for the window treatment was made by my boyfriend. I stapled the fabric parts to that they can be washed or changed by the next owners.


Next room to welcome you is the living room/ dining room. These two rooms share the same wall so the window treatments had to be the same in my mind. The fabric was chosen by my boyfriend. I am not particularly partial to florals... but it does work for this room.... (sorry no picture of the wall with both window treatments)

Patio door/dining room window


Living room window


Moving on to the Fun rooms! The master bedroom!!!
It was soooo hard to find something to go with these mustard coloured walls. I walked many a fabric store before I found the prefect fabric match. A valance up to the ceiling, as suggested by my boyfriend's mom would give a stately look and long sheer like drapes one the side. This would give a male and female look for a master bedroom... or so I believe Grin

in detail...

Closed drapes (looks more elegant at night!)

The result was to continue with the same look, yet with a difference for the ensuite with a cafe rod look with pleats at hte bottom and a valance the same at the top.


Last to welcome you, the two additional rooms. (Both rooms are the same) These window treatments are near to my heart for some reason. I fussed over them more than the others and am really proud of them. I additionally added to the structure of these with a 1/4" doweling at the top so that the fabric would not flop down.

In detail...


Whew!!! All done!! One Week after the house was on the market it was SOLD!!! My boyfriend's mother claims is the great sewing work! Wink


« Last Edit: July 11, 2008 09:12:47 PM by Sinamint - Reason: Spelling! ERCK! Awefull... » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2008 09:29:32 PM »

Congratulations!  You did some clever work there and it seems to have done the trick!
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2008 10:03:51 PM »

Nice job! I have a bunch of window treatments I need to make for my house...your post gives me a little kick in the pants Smiley

Congrats on selling your house!
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2008 08:34:57 PM »

Great job, that's a lot of window treatments, I bet it really helped sell your place.
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2008 08:49:22 AM »

Congrats!!!  Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2008 12:37:52 PM »

 Grin Thank you! Yeah I think it helped with the sale. Plus it gave me a good practice run for our new home. Most of it is really easy. When you get down to it, measure, measure... and measure!

Nice job! I have a bunch of window treatments I need to make for my house...your post gives me a little kick in the pants Smiley

Once you get going you will see it will go quickly. Plus you get the warm fuzzy "I did that" feeling. Good luck with your windows!
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2008 06:02:14 AM »

Congratulations selling the house, I bet the window treatments did have a lot to do with it.  Odd, isn't it, if a house looks more cared for and loved through little details, it gives a buyer so much encouragement to purchase.

And you've given me some great ideas, thanks!
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