Friday, June 25, 2010

Some Frenchy FooFoo

Here’s a little France-inspired decor that occured in two parts.

First an ugly stage, then ending with a happy-dance finale.

The first of this little venture occurred when I was in a hurry and my creativity was low. The inlaws were coming for their first visit to our home here in CO and I needed to get curtains up ASAP.

I feel like all my free time (what’s that?) has been spent on curtain-creating since we’ve been here.

Lots of windows = lots of curatains, but lots of windows = lots of light during the winter, so I won’t complain.

I bought this fabric at the fabric district in Paris. It was a very fun day to say the least. I had no idea what I was going to do with this fabric, but I knew it had to come live with me.

I especially couldn’t walk away as it was a mere 5€, or @ $7 per yard. Woohoo!

So, here was the initial creation. Ewwww.
SEW not creative and so not me.

A few days ago I had another fun guest visiting, so I decided to get these babies in shabby-shape.

I had a contrasting fabric that I purchased at the same time, so I cut a chunk of that to go with it.

I then purchased this awesome foo-foo trim from Hobby Lobby for almost nothing – I think the entire spool was half-off, so it was maybe $1.50. Nice.

I married the two fabrics together. They were thrilled.

Then topped the seam off with the foo-foo trim (as a wedding gift).

Here’s how they turned out…

I still need to get a nice chunky rod for them to go on (adding more Frenchy flair of course), but I’m in a non-spending mode this week, so this rod will do for now.

I’m also in the midst of working on a pennant banner (bunting thingy?) for a show I’m doing this coming week. I LOVE doing outdoor markets & shows so I’m uber excited – but I guess that’s another post!

Totally random, but I want to mention that Raven Brook (one of my favorite Etsy mamas) has her domestic diva gloves on super sale this week.

I have two pairs of these from her and I LOVE them, so I thought I’d pass the info on to all you domestic divas out there.

Stay cool, keep creating, and have a blessed weekend!

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Heather said...

I really love the fabric you used to make the curtain. Very cute. I also love that the curtains are a work in process and how they have evolved.

I'm a new follower to your blog from New Friend Fridays with The Girl Creative.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Love how you put those 2 fabrics together and the trim just finishes the curtains off. Looks great!!! The color is so bright and cheerful. Love & blessings from NC!

CHERI said...

The curtains turned out fabulous. I can't sew a stitch but wish I could. I'd love to hop over to Paris with you the next time you go!!!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

So Pretty!!! Great Job!

Pam said...

Matching the colors of the fabrics was genius; the patterns compliment each other so well and the trim was the perfect ending touch. Now these are window treatments with real personality. YEAH! Following you now thru Funky Junk's SNS #36. Pam @ Sallygoodin

Kim said...

Such wonderful fabrics--These are so bright and fun. I'd love for you to link them up to Fabric Fun Thursday.

BonjourRomance said...

Your curtains look fabulous, the trim did the trick! Now you are ready for your guests!
Bon week-end,

Lacy said...

Very creative! I love how it turned out.

Adams Family said...

Love the curtains...and I am dying over the chandelier in the last post!! Soooo cute!!

And thanks for the shout-out!

Elizabeth said...

Love the fabrics you used. It has turned out beautiful :)

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