Quick and Easy Change

11.22.2010

I am so happy to say I finally made a decision on the chandelier for my sitting room. Whew, glad to have that out of the way. Thanks so much for your input and suggestions.

Now, on to my latest project this week. I was up in the front guest room the other day and noticed how dingy the sheer drapery panels were looking so I decided to make a change.



Yes, indeedy I jumped on the dropcloth wagon and made these panels.


Only decent picture I could find with the sheers that were here before. You will notice I had Mr. Savvy raise the rod up higher, too with the new panels.


Hard to get a good shot against the window. What is that? A baby bed?


Why yes it is! I know I am a Grammy for sure now. We added this for the grandbabies!
I still have to find some bedding and soon! Not a great look in the room, but have to have it. Would have preferred white, but we got a fantastic deal on this brand new bed.


Back to the subject at hand. I love a no sew project. I would much rather use glue.
I thought I would dress up the panels with this chocolate brown trim from Hobby Lobby. I just used fabric glue to add it. I tried to use the Heat Bond stuff and the trim did not stick.


I have added these lovely red quilted Pottery Barn pillows. My daughter gave me the covers and they have never been used. She tried to sell them on ebay and nobody bought them last year. Their loss is my gain!


I moved this Italian wood art piece over here by the bed.


Added the red throw to the end of the bed. Starting to look like Christmas in here, but there will be some more changes after Thanksgiving.


 I am loving the new look. Now I have to get back to painting and getting ready for company this week.

Linking to the following:
Between Naps on the Porch
Hope your week is fantastic and if you aren't back by have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Y'all come back now,

KIM



79 comments:

  1. Okay, Kim. Even your drop cloths look better than mine! LOL!! You just put me to shame.

    I LOVE the baby bed addition!!! Yep, having that little bed filled with visiting precious grandbabies... priceless.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  2. Well, I am playing on the computer til MyHero gets home from the football game. Love the draperies. I used those in my last house but haven't used those here so far. I was laughing at you using glue to stick that trim on with. I think it is so much easier to sew than glue. Amazing, isn't it? All depends on where our talents lay..lie? You are so good at glazing and I haven't a clue where to start on that-although I am about to jump onto that bandwagon with both feet. I tried to get Valspar glaze and no one here has ever heard of such a thing!

    I think the crib looks okay, Kim..and you brought that same dark color into your drapery trim. Don't you love having a crib of your own? I've had one up now for eight years! lol If I keep it up long enough I may be back in it myself!

    Good luck finishing your painting and I suppose you are going to be brat and not tell us which light fixture you picked until it is installed. I know how you are!>) Hugs- Diana

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  3. Loving the red pillows! That brown trim was the icing on the proverbial cake, Kim!
    Brenda

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  4. Gorgeous room and crib Kim! It all looks so pretty and welcoming.

    Aren't you going to tell us your chandy decision? I'm dyin' to know. *Smiles*

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    ~Melissa :)

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  5. Muito lindo teu post,excelente gosto parabéns!
    bjos

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  6. The drapes look wonderful. Love them. Pretty room. I so remember having a crib in the guest room. Mine are all grown now, so I don't need one. Hugs, Marty

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  7. The drop cloths look fantastic. I also love the art by the bed. Your room is like the newest shade of green for Christmas and it looks decked out for the holidays for sure. Looks so nice.
    Sherry

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  8. Such a pretty and cozy room. I can tell you are a grandma now with the crib :)

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  9. Looks great! I love ball fringe.Love & blessings from NC!

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  10. Looks fantastic Kim! I really love the trim on the new curtains!

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  11. Love the new look and the added red pillows. I have noticed in design books that the curtains are often hung higher (never realized it until this week!). Interesting clips on the curtains. Love the new baby bed--so pretty!!

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  12. Everything looks really nice and I might copy your drop cloth idea because we have such odd length-72 inches- and can only find 63" or 84" drapes.

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  13. Wow! The drapes look awesome. The whole room is awesome. Congrats Grandma.
    http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/

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  14. I would never have known they were dropcloths til you said so. They are gorgeous.

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  15. Your drapes look lovely

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  16. Kim,they look terrific..My clothes are still outside in the garage in their packageing.. maybe next week:) I surehope mine look as good as yours.. did you do anything special to them that we should know about??

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  17. The curtains turned out just great. You can't beat the size and thickness of those drop cloths. Love the trim.

    Your kids will so appreciate the baby bed!! It makes staying there easier!

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  18. Sonny, I did wash them in detergent and bleach and then ironed them. That was about it.
    thanks

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  19. Your drapes turned out great! I really like the brown trim you added too. I also noticed you changed out the rug in the room. I really like the sisal (or whatever you call it) rug in there. I like it better than the yellow round one. You're lucky to have such a big guestroom! It's nice that you have room for a crib in there.

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  20. Hi Kimmie! OH, I love your drop cloth draperies (I'm thinking about doing the same thing). The trim looks great too. I love the sight of that little baby bed! :) Your bedroom is gorgeous and the addition to the red quilted pillow shams is just perfect.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  21. Wow Kim, I'm really impressed with your curtains!

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  22. Kim, The drapes turned out wonderful! This is my kind of project...no sew. I am still scared of my sewing machine.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  23. Every Grammy needs a crib in her room, it is perfect no matter where it is at and when the baby is sleeping in it , it will beyond perfect!!!! Love the drapes, a nice cozy look for winter!! Do you ever sit down? You are a whirling dervish for sure!!! Kathysue

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  24. See, you just demonstrated several reasons why I love you...1.Those drapes are so beautiful and NO sewing. 2.Baby bed, you are such a good grammy. 3.If I'd known about those red pillows, I would have bought them!!!

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  25. Just beautiful Kim ... I too jumped on the drop cloth bandwagon. I made a pair for my bedroom. I like the linen look of them and the cost, well ya can't beat it. I also had the same crib for my daughter (some 8years ago, sniff sniff - they grow so fast). Can't wait to see what your spare bedroom changes after Thanksgiving : )

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  26. Beautiful room Kim and your curtains turned out great. Will you get matching bedding for the crib in there? I know it will look sweet whatever you get :)
    Happy Thanksgiving
    hugs
    Denise

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  27. Beautiful draperies. I love the brown trim that you added...it's all in the details!
    The entire room is gorgeous...I'm loving that color on the walls and the pops of red. Just beautiful!
    Jane

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  28. The drop cloths sure turned out nicely...they look classy in your beautiful room...love the pops of that gorgeous red!!!

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  29. I love your bedroom Kim!
    And the drapes turned out so gorgeous!
    The trim really gave it that extra punch.
    I adore your bedding and of course us Grandmas need to have a crib!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  30. I really like the way you hung your curtain rods higher - it makes those fantastic drapes you made even better!

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  31. Love the room. It's gorgeous and the drapes are just beautiful!!!!

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  32. the look great, kim! and i love that you made them yours by adding the trim. :)

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  33. The drapes look great! I love the drop cloth idea and especially the cost! I can't wait to see your house decked out for the holidays!
    Lacy

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  34. Oh you did a great job on those curtains! I have used glue on my curtains too. *blush* :D So easy!
    Sandra

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  35. Great job. Did you have to cut them at all or is it just one panel per window?

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  36. Kim, that's a drop cloth?! Naw. Well, they turned out nice. Can't beat Hobby Lobby. I sure miss it since I have been back East. Thanks for sharing. Oh, and those red pillow covers are a great addition with your bedding. I also love the Pineapple lamp.

    Cheryl

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  37. Pam, I bought two 6 x 9 panels. No cutting and no hemming. So easy and about ten dollars a piece.

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  38. Kim, great job. Never knew drop cloth draperies could look so great. Great ebay recovery. Tell your daughter to run everything by you first. LOL. Oh, I am your newest follower. I am a new blogger so drop by and maybe follow me as well. Happy Thanksgiving. Ginger

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  39. I love your new curtains. After Christmas, I will be working on a guest bedroom and this is JUST what I want for the windows. I may have to have a little more on the HOW TO of it. :))
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    xo bj

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  40. I love those new panels! They look awesome especially with the trim. I love the fact that you have the baby bed in there. That is wonderful and just shows how much you care. So sweet!

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  41. I've never heard of drop cloth draperies, but yours look great! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  42. Dropclothes look great! I know Lowes has them in several lengths. Really good idea.

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  43. The new panels look great Kim! I love the trim. I have a couple of packages of drop cloths waiting for me to hang them. I just need to find some trim that will work in the family room. I also love the way you used the empty frame to balance out the other frame on each side of the window!

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  44. The new panels look terrific and so do all the other new touches you did!!!! XO, Pinky

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  45. I really like the way your curtains turned out. I'm tempted to make some myself. But don't have the right decor in any room.

    I am thinking of doing a variation on this in my den.

    You amaze me with all the stuff you get done. You must have incredible energy.

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  46. Kim what a great idea. I have seen drop cloths used for slips and upholstery and pillows but not curtains...you are a smarty! They look great especially with the rods hung up higher.

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  47. Beautiful, Kim! The red pillows and throw are the perfect fall/winter touch ... and the drop cloth window treatments are awesome! I have two of those sitting in my closet, waiting to be added to my sitting room windows ... love how you added the trim to them! *Becca*

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  48. I am going to do this too! I keep saying that and haven't managed to get around to it yet. I should just go get the drop cloths and jump right in. I love the look and I love no sew! I'll check HL for trim. Great idea!

    Love how your drop cloth drapes turned out.

    I'm doing a bit of blog catch up this morning after our family gathering over the weekend. Now it is onward and upward with Christmas!

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  49. Your bedroom is gorgeous!! Love the colors you chose!

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  50. Kim.... I agree with the others, everything you do.. WE LOVE. I'm going to copy your dropcloth curtains also. My own is over 100 years old and the windows are very long... so these should be inexpensive and easy to do. I love your crib, I have a pack n play for my grandbabies... but perhaps I should of had a crib ♥ Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr. Savvy.

    ~ Lisa from Indiana ~

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  51. Curtains came out very well. Pretty crib -- we bought the folding one (no space). Thanks for stopping by.

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  52. Beautifully done Kim! Have the same green walls in my bedroom!

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  53. They look great Kim. The higher rod, the fringe, the puddling - love.

    -Rene

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  54. There isn't one inch of that room that I don't love! Girl, your B and B *smile* is fabulous!!!

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  55. the drop cloth curtain turned out wonderfu Kim. The brown trim is just perfect. The whole room looks wonderful!

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  56. Very nice! It adds a custom touch! Enjoy your week, sweet friend! ♥

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  57. Looks adorable. My mom always had a crib in her room for the grand children. Very precious.

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  58. Your curtains look great, they're the 1st ones I've seen with the trim. Nice touch! Love the crib...you will enjoy having little ones in the house :)

    Tks for the idea for the cork board in my daughter's room...don't know why that didn't occur to me?!? I even have a large framed one that I can paint. I'm adding that to the list ;)

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  59. What a beautiful room ~~ so welcoming and comfortable! I'd like to try the drop cloth curtains in my own bedroom.

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  60. Jay at http://www.down-sizingboomer.blogspot.com/said I love your changes. Good job!

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  61. Kim,
    The new panels are wonderful! I LOVE the bird fabric for the pillows and duvet cover...where did you get that?

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  62. That is one GORGEOUS room, Kim!! I love the curtain panels. I just want to jump up in that bed, it looks so cozy and comfy! ~Liz

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  63. You had me at crib...lucky you. We are headed to my brothers in Lake Havasu, AZ for Thanksgiving..Did I tell you my Mom came down with us this year? If only the kids could have come....have a great time with your family and we will catch up next week! Miss you!

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  64. The drapes look really good. Kim and so does the crib. We have a porta crib that I hide in the closet when not in use....Christine

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  65. Love what you did. That is a simple change that really makes a big difference. Love the room, I would love to be a guest there.
    Brooke

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  66. Hi Kim! Those are hands down my favorite variation on the drop cloth curtains that I have seen out there! Beautiful! And the red accents add so much warmth and Holiday Cheer!
    Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving,
    Vanessa

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  67. Thanks for the nice comments on my daughter's house Kim, she will be thrilled. She does look sooooooo young, however she turned 51. Wow, where did the time go and how did she get to be older than me. lol Hugs, Marty

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  68. These are fantastic Kim! I really like this pom pom fringe - it is more sophisticated than others I have seen. Love this room!

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  69. I giggle every time I see what you are able to accomplish WITHOUT a needle & thread, Kim! Imagine what you could do if you would take up sewing??!! LOL

    The whole room looks so warm & inviting. That is an AWESOME baby bed & knowing you, it won't be long before you're painting, glazing, scuffing & make it even more special. ;-)

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family, Hon.

    Hugs,
    Rett

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  70. No sew...my favorite kind of project! They look great, another one of those simple changes that can change the entire look of a room. I love the crib!

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  71. Oh Kim, everything is just beautiful, I love the curtains, your bedroom is gorgeous!

    Rondell

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  72. I think the dark wood crib is beautiful in here!

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  73. Hi Kim, I like the addition of the pop of red in the room! Nice job on the new curtains- crack me up on the gluing job. And I like that you raised the rods and puddled the hem. I was just at HD yesterday and saw how reasonable those drop cloths are. Too bad they don't come in lengths over 20 feet- they'd look be a nice look in my great room. Oh well....
    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration with your family! ~ Sue

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  74. Hi Kim ! i love what you did with the drop cloths. I'm going to do that in my livingroom as soon as the H.E. (Hubster Extraordinaire)gets thru remodeling it. I would like to know tho...did you flip over the top of them before you put on the trim ? Thanks and your room is beautiful. :o)

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  75. Hi Kim! I was blog hopping and came upon your drop cloth panels. Love the flip and trim. What a great look... and no sewing. Love it! I've been looking for panels for our living room... FOREVER. Hope you don't mind if I copy you :) Your room is beautiful!

    Have a happy Thanksgiving!
    ~Michelle

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  76. These are gorgeous! The color and texture look great in the room. And about the room...can I come stay with you? It looks so comfy!

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