Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Finally Motivated

Isn't it amazing how quickly you can finish a project when you finally dedicate the time to it? I had only just posted about my November goal on Sunday and it was finished Monday evening. I'd been procrastinating on making the last window treatment in our living room for months and I'm not even sure why. Maybe it was because it required a trip to the hardware store, maybe because I was going to have to match up the pattern on the fabric. Whatever the underlying reason for putting it off, I finally decided to tackle it because we're hosting Thanksgiving in a few short weeks.


Unlike the mini windows, where I only used foam core for the structure, I needed to use a piece of 1" x 3"  lumber to accommodate the 7-foot length. As you can see in the photo above, we get a lot of great sunlight into this room. I considered adding some sheer curtains with it but my husband really, really, really hates curtains in front of a sliding door, so this is how it will stay.

I think my biggest win on this project is matching up the pattern when sewing the fabric. It ended up being easier than I thought (I used this video tutorial if you're interested in doing this yourself). Here is a close-up, standing on a chair right in front of it. You can't tell at all when you're anywhere in the room.


Now I feel accomplished for the week. Now if we could just get motivated enough to paint and finish decorating the rest of the house...

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I can mark this project off of my 2016 4th Quarter Finish Along list, too!

13 comments:

  1. Congrats on the finish. Great matching job, too. I'm with DH on curtains on sliding doors ... but we live high in the woods and don't have curtains on anything!

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  2. Yep - it is always a (pleasant) surprise when we complete something that we have procrastinated on for a while. It looks so pretty Diana. Your matching seam is perfect. Yay for checking that off the list!

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  3. Fantastic! I saw the sneak peak of it being installed on FB and was excited that setting the goal was all you needed to get it done. :)

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  4. I do that ALL the time. I stop a project right before it is done for some unknown reason, then when I finally do pick it up again I wonder why I didn't just finish it. :) They look fantastic!

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  5. that certainly is an exceleent match of pattern and your window now looks finished

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  6. Perfect pattern matching. I really like that blue.
    I would blame the need for a trip to the hardware store for the delay.

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  7. These turned out great! It can be hard matching patterns, but you nailed it! I agree with your husband about curtains!

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  8. Beautiful window treatments, you matched the pattern perfectly!

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  9. Beautiful window treatments. You matched those two edges perfectly! Congrats on meeting November's goal.

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  10. Very nice! Thanks for linking up with One Monthly Goal - glad it was a motivator!

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  11. Oh, I keep thinking about doing something like this! Do you have a tutorial that you used?

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