Hello, and thanks for coming back. Well, this is the last post before the "Big Reveal"?....I hope it is a big reveal. In case you are new here, you can start the challenge series here. This week is all about the window dressing. I was able to pick up some beautiful REAL silk drapes at Bed Bath & Beyond. Apparently, they are discontinuing their silk line. It was quite the bargain.
Here are my tips for hanging drapes; If you are buying ready-made...hang them separately.
Although they are supposed to be the same length, they were not. No worries, a custom cornice will hide all the imperfections on the top. The "L" brackets will hold the cornice (more on that next week).
I also like when my drapes just kiss the floor. Now I know this is personal, so hang yours as you desire. Remember to measure from the floor up and not the ceiling down. Since ceilings and floors are never level, take a few measurements.
I also hang my drapes a bit outside the window frame. This gives the illusion that the window is larger than it really is. It also helps let more light into the room because the stack (bunching of fabric) is not covering too much glass.
I gave the ready-made drapes a custom look by adding a wide band of sheer gold paisley ribbon.
The ribbon was wired, so I just pulled out the wire before I sewed it in place.
On another note, Michaels got a shipment of my metallic blue paint in so I was able to finish and hang the lanterns.
That's all I have to show you this week....I hope you come back next week for the finale. Now make sure to visit all the other bloggers and see how they are doing. For The Finale, go here.
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