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« on: July 28, 2008 12:59:10 PM »

So my fiance and I are living in our first condo together, and since this is the first time I've owned instead of renting I'm having a grand old time messing around with the place Smiley  Window treatments in the bedroom were first on my list.  We had these AWFUL 80s pink and white blinds that I had one heck of a time ripping out.  I replaced the blinds on our big window with simple black curtain panels, but we've got this additional dinky window (16 x 27 inches) that I wanted to come up with something more creative for.

Here's a before picture, can you believe someone actually cut blinds this small?!  UGH!

I came up with the idea to do a simple panel shade and then FRAME the window with crown moulding.  This was far easier imagined than done!  My boy and I first tried mitre cutting the moulding but after a week of struggling with our saw and moulding bits, it was obvious we were seriously lacking mojo in the mitre-ing dept.  So we bought corner blocks instead.  I painted everything black and we put the pieces up with moulding adhesive.

And a shot in perspective:

The fabric is Skull Duggery by Alexander Henry.  I used it to make bed pillows too!!!

I LOVE the results, so happy with it!!!  Thanks for looking! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2008 01:02:05 PM »

oh wow. i want need that fabric! the framing is gorgeous too.
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2008 01:13:08 PM »

Great job1 Looks much better!

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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2008 01:13:59 PM »

That looks 10000% better!  Mitering is hard to get perfect, but your alternative turned out MUCH better!  The fabric is awesome too! Smiley
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2008 01:22:29 PM »

wow! i agree that fabric is gorgous and i need to own it as well.
i love crown molding so much. you did a great job!
and what a strange little window..

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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2008 01:33:24 PM »

thank you guys!!!! Smiley  the fabric i bought here: http://buyfabricsonline.com/catalog/default.php/cPath/1577_1598
I LOVE it too . . . I love how its pirate-y and has skulls and satyrs and all sorts of creepy things but from a distance, it looks like a totally 'grown up' toile.  I love the weight of it too, very easy to work with! my only complaint was that it was really narrow for an upholstry weight, so if you're going to order some for a project measure first! i didn't, thats why the backs of my pillows are plain black Wink  I was within like 1/2 an inch of not having enough to do the curtain panel too!

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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2008 01:47:33 PM »

heeyyyy . . . .crafty gurlllll  . . . . is that a MOTLEY EFFIN CRUE cross stitch?!?!?!?!?!  My head just exploded a little  Grin

« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2008 01:52:03 PM »

Sooo cool! It looks like a picture now. How the heck/why the heck would anyone make a window that small? Crafty solution to the rescue! Anyway, my boyfriend and I have that bed, isn't it beautiful?

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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2008 02:02:10 PM »

thank you!!!!

yep, i love the bed . . . but my boy thinks its too girly so we're going to replace it soon with this one: http://www.cb2.com/family.aspx?c=400&f=3778

its had a good run though, i've had that bed frame for 4 years and i still love it!!

« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2008 03:39:25 PM »

My husband commented that he's never seen anyone paint their crown moulding black beforeand wondered why!  I love it, and I think he will agree.
And is that Anne Boleyn over your bed? 

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