Monday, October 8, 2012

The Kitchen Window

One of the best things about an old house is that you never know what treasures you might find. 
Above the mudroom closet we found some old pieces of wood with some lettering. 
I used a piece of this wood to make a window treatment for a kitchen window.

I used some white burlap.

Hemmed it.
 Tried using a string to gather it - but that didn't work.


So I tacked it instead.

It ain't pretty, but it worked.

Then I looped some twine to hang on the existing brackets.

The middle sagged so I pulled an old nail from a wall.

And hammered it through the middle of the board into the wall. 

And there you have it, and old board and a piece of burlap = my new custom window. 


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  1. Very clever and adorable. I like your window covering. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  2. "Sew" the use of the old wood,what a great idea..looks fantastic.

  3. I love this. What a great idea!
    Mary Alice

  4. I love it! Your window looks great. Such a wonderful idea. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I am so happy to have you share. Love your wonderful blog, too! :)

  5. This is such a unique idea - love the idea of using the rustic wooden strip and the burlap adds nice texture to it - well done!

  6. I love this! I really need something on my kitchen window, and this is a really neat idea!

  7. I love it ! I pinned it to my Window Dressing board :).


  8. I love it how it turned out! And your view is pretty spectacular too :)

  9. I absolutely love this!! It's so fun and meaningful, too! I'm your newest follower (through Jennifer Rizzo) and would love you to visit me :)

  10. Oh, I just love this! I wonder about where the wood originated from... how cool if you could find out! Love the rustic farmhouse look this gives with the ruffled burlap. Thanks for sharing this at Gettin' Krafty!

  11. Hey that is pretty cool! I like the tack look! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend.

  12. My dear lady-your home is a thing of beauty!


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