Wednesday, June 23, 2010

All You Need is a Little Ribbon...


Today, Jenny, at Little Green Notebook, posted a picture of some great looking curtains with a criss-cross design. As soon as I saw them I thought of the curtains in my husband's office.

The room isn't really an office, it's just where my husband can sit and watch all the golf he wants without having to flip back and forth between Dora and Diego.


They started out as plain Peyton Drapes from Pottery Barn. Too plain.


So one day I decided to spruce them up a little. I got 30 yards of ribbon ( or something like that), some ironing tape and went to work.


It's fairly easy but a little time consuming. The first panel wasn't that bad. Then the excitement of my new project wore off and it was several months before I finished the second panel.

But now they are both complete and I am happy...for now.

29 comments:

  1. What a clever and chic project! I saw Jenny's post today and loved the look. Thanks for the inspiration.

    -Rene

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  2. Incredible! Can't imagine the time that went into that design. So glad there's someone else who starts a project, gets far enough into it to see how the finished project will look, the excitement wears off, fatigue sets in and its put away until the next wave of creativity...or guilt!

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  3. kinda jealous of your talent AND skills....

    they look terrific!

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  4. The drapes look awesome! I imagine those were pretty time intensive though, but worth the effort!

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  5. They are gorgeous---fun and modern. You are really crafty!!

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  6. So gorgeous!! I doubt I would have the patience to finish a project like that, but it's lovely to look at.

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  7. I love that! I often run out of steam and never find my way back into the project. I'm glad you did...they turned out beautifully!

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  8. very pretty! in a manly-office sort of way, of course :) you're so crafty!

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  9. I love these! I understand about craft procrastination though. I really love that yellow tray, where did you get it?

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  10. DIY can go so wrong, but that is so fabulous! Great job. I'm jealous.

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  11. Those are great and they do not look like DIY! I totally feel you about losing that new project feeling halfway through!! Happens more than I like to admit!

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  12. They're gorgeous! I love the lattice design! They look fantastic!

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  13. That iron on tape is the best! I used it to add ribbon to my curtains too. I like yours better though, maybe I need to kick mine up a notch and do a pattern. hmmm, decisions, decisions.

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  14. They make a perfect change! I love it! What's amazing is that I could probably do this craft! YES!
    Lila Ferraro
    Queen Bedroom Sets

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  15. OK, now I REALLY want to be one of your campers! Those drapes are amazing...ditto your fun bar set up!

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  16. WOW! I might have to 'copy' your idea! Your panels are amazing! I love your whole room - the table with your vignette and the yellow tray! Gorgeous!

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  17. They look amazing, look at you!!!! Can you come to my house next?

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  18. I love those curtains but I was disappointed that there wasn't a photo of Bill in his chair in your post. BTW I have a really funny one of him from the wedding!! He won't be laughing! hahahaha

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  19. These turned out beautifully. Great color ribbon.

    Kelly

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  20. Those are so cute! What kind of ribbon did you get and how wide was it? What color? How did you get the pattern to look so perfect? Mine would be all over the place.

    Why do I want to know? No reason. I'm definitely not stealing the idea or anything like that.

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  21. Outstanding! I'm inspired - thank you!

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  22. REALLY??!!

    you are amazing, i would have gone crazy and wrapped myself in tape..........gorgeous!
    debra

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  23. LOOKS GORGEOUS!!!! I love how they turned out!

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