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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Kitchen Window Treatment

 

So yesterday I showed you my on-the -fly window
treatment
in the dining room…

You know, done last week amongst all the other spruce ups in preparation for the party?

Today you get to see the newly painted kitchen window with it’s new attire.

Another no-sew quickie.

Just to warn you, Mike is not feeling this one. 

In fact he REALLY doesn’t like it.

It started with my stash of coffee sacks I had purchased last year for a buck each.

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A little cutting and pulling of the strings…

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Then some sisal rope and my stash of curb found wooden clothes pins were put to work for hanging the pieces.

Ta-DA!

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Mike’s reaction was less than I had hoped.

I, of course, loved it, but agreed it needed a little something else.

Remember my Christmas tags and bows?

I had purchased stick on letters at the dollar store a long time ago, and the key tags at Staples.

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Of course I saved every piece…

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A little bit of playing around was needed to get it right.

  (and some bent ornament hooks to hang the tags off the fabric)

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It says Michael’s Cafe! 

How could he not love it now?

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Newsflash---He still doesn’t like it.

Oh well, I’m hoping maybe if I leave it a while it’ll grow on him.

I’ll leave you with this thought….

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I just love this piece!

     

Gotta go now!

Rose

15 comments:

  1. mmmm.... I am not too sure about the window treatment either Rose... don't be mad at me... just being honest... I think it you pull it tight across the top I would love it... love the idea and the tags...

    Mike is a tough sell...lol

    Hugs, Deb

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  2. Oh forgot... I love that saying... I had that on a wooden plaque years ago... it is so true. That piece is just adorable.

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  3. well, I think it's perfect for mike! :) I love the touch of the clothes pins and the tags, and the extra sisal curls! :)
    gret job rose!
    gail

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  4. i am surprised i am taking Mikes side on this....though i do think if you hung it like a curtain straight across would change the whole look......we are doing our b-room in stages do to my hub's working hrs and i had found a grain sack at a flea mkt (cheap cheap) and hung as a valance i loved it!!! Hub didn't at all....so it now drapes a old chest as a runner..MEN!!

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  5. I'm wondering if you used a tension rod and put one inside each window, of course I know that would entail some "sewing". I think some "primitive sewing" with some of the jute to make a rod pocket?? Just a thought.

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  6. Rose the tags and clothes pins are too cute.
    Maybe just taking the droop out of the middle might help change Mike's mind...
    as for the cute little saying--
    how true it is!

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  7. Well, I like it! I think the tags are a really nice touch. :)

    Maybe the others might have the right idea. Guys seem to like things straight, in my experience. Or they just don't like things that sag a little. (So I'm in trouble!)

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  8. Gee I'm not loving it either. It's cute but just misses for me. Maybe it is the sag. Oh and I love that saying on the teapot.

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  9. Sorry to say I agree with Mike. I think it might be real cute if you did tension rods though.

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  10. I love the idea and the look but I agree, pull it taught across the top. Love the little idea of putting the tags on it to spell out Michael's Cafe.

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  11. straight across the top of the window may please Mike's aesthetic discerning interior design eye. Just a thought!

    Way cute and earthy rustic!!!!

    xo
    ~Kolein

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  12. Sorry. So not lovin' (or even liking) it.

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  13. From one male to anonther ... I agree with MIKE.
    Signed: Driftwoodesign's Husband (George)

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