Saturday, August 4, 2012

Window covering update

The before:

My son was moving in with us for a while when he relocated back home and his house was leased. I did a quick makeover to make the downstairs more masculine--note the dark brown slipcovers and brown blue drapes and pillows.

The middle:

I updated the fireplace to make the room a little lighter. But the dark slipcovers and drapeless windows still didn't "make me happy".

The after:

These drapes have been stored for a couple of years. I used them in the dining room and living room.

I had a bolt of fabric I had  purchased years ago (when I used the drapes) and had never used. With my new  love of Chevron fabric I had enough to make four pillows that are two sided--one with the chevron and the other side with the black floral. 

I ordered new slipcovers on line from Walmart! At a good fantastic price! I may paint below the chair rail a lighter shade--maybe!!!

The total make over was less than $100! My kind of budget.

The slipcovers were a total of $75 and the chevron fabric I picked up at Hobby Lobby for $13. The fantastic thing was that it was the same quality of fabric as the floral!

I feel much better!

1 comment:

  1. I'm stopping by from Kelly's Korner to check out your window treatments.
    I recently changed our master bedroom curtains from tab light blue curtains to chocolate brown blackout. What a positive difference they made.
    I still want to purchase something for our patio doors. Maybe I'll get some ideas from my tour!
    Great choices on your curtains. What a lovely re-do.