Friday, August 19, 2011

Adding Ribbon to My Shabby Chic Curtains

My Guest Bathroom Window Curtain Project.

OK... I have put off this project long enough.  

We've been in our home over 11 years and except for a Hunter Douglas shade there have been no curtains at our Guest Bathroom window.   

There I've said it.  

I have good intentions.  

My head spins from all the decorating ideas I have but I am terrible sometimes about following through with them.  

I think it's because I can't make up my mind.  

This project is an excellent example.  

 I changed our Guest Bathroom to a black and white theme awhile ago and blogged about it (here) and (here).  

I really liked the new color combination but I knew it wasn't finished yet without any curtains or drapes at the window.  I debated with myself whether to purchase or make roman shades.  I knew what I wanted ~ a simple white shade with black ribbon trim ~ but just couldn't find any at a price I wanted to pay.  I reasoned with myself that I had muslin on hand and could make the roman shades without spending any money.  Not a difficult sewing project but one I never got around to.  

 Then one day we were in Target and I found a white Shabby Chic balloon shade for just $25.   The price was right so I grabbed it and bought it home.  

Good-bye Roman Shade...hello Balloon Shade. 

I was one step closer to doing something....finally.  

On one of my trips to Michaels this month I purchased black ribbon.   

Now I had the ribbon and the shade.  

No more excuses.  

Today I gathered together the balloon shade and the black ribbon.    

I decided to keep it simple and elegant - just one band of black ribbon at the top of the shade and one at the bottom.  

I didn't bother to pin the ribbon down I just used the embroidery marks to position my ribbon for sewing.

 It took very little time to sew the ribbon onto the shade.

Tomorrow I will string the cords through the shade and ask beg Hubby to hang the new pewter curtain rod in the bathroom. 

I can't wait to show you the final results.

Heck...I can't wait to see them myself. 

Just curious... am I the only woman who puts off doing home projects? 

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  1. That is a pretty shade, Sandy, and the black ribbon makes it pop. I always put off home projects, drag my feet, etc. I am not proud of that, though. :( xo

  2. Oh Sandy Sweetie...
    How gorgeous is this share. I love your new curtain with the gorgeous black trim ribbon, and I can just see it ballooned up with LOVE. Don't forget to post when you get it hung. How beautiful it looks. Love the black and white combination together.

    Have a glorious weekend sweet friend. Country hugs from Phoenix, Sherry

  3. No you aren't!! I'm like you I take ages to make up my mind and then sometimes it all just gets too hard so I leave it for a while then all of a sudden something happens and I get on and get it done.
    I look forward to your photos of the finished project.

  4. I take forever to get going on a project! But those ribbons are going to look great! Such a great idea.