Happy Wednesday! We sure did get that snow last night. And we lost our electricity this morning for several hours. It was c-c-c-cold in the house. But we’re back in business now with nice hot coffee. So I finished my curtains yesterday. I had two dilemmas regarding my choice. Our windows are so close to the fireplace that having two panels on each side of the windows gave me the impression that the panels closest to the fireplace were a fire hazard. Now this is a gas fireplace, and there was no danger, but it looked like a danger. So I finally chose to have only one panel on each window, away from the fireplace.
Then my next dilemma was my houseplants getting enough light. The drapes I had previously hanging were blocking too much light, and every day I would move the panels back and forth to keep the light coming in. That was a pain. So I opted for white sheers. I kept the previous owner’s curtain rod, but I didn’t like the color tone of the finials. They got a coat of gold metallic paint.
I already had the gray fabric, and just added it to the top of the sheers to put some contrast against the light gray wall above the window.
This is the first time I made my own tassels, and it turned out pretty easy. You need embroidery thread and a ruler or piece of cardboard, whatever width you like. I wanted my tassels to be two inches long.
Wrap your embroidery floss around the ruler about 20 times.
Using a separate piece of embroidery thread about 10 inches long, slip a loop of it under the threads wrapped around the ruler.
Take the ends of your separate piece and put them over your wrapped thread, and slip them through the loop you just created.
Pull that piece of thread to the top of your wrapped bundle. Carefully slide your bundle off the ruler, and pull your separate piece tight.
Now you are ready to cut the ends and trim it even.
Take another piece of embroidery thread and wrap it several times around your tassel near the top.
I then tied my tassels to a piece of rope trim, and hot glued the rope trim to the curtains.
My plants are happy, so I’m happy.
The room is finally looking finished.
Whew this room is almost done. Well, no room is ever done. Just done enough for now. I have a couple more small projects in here that I’ll show next.
I’m sharing this with the Pretty Project Party!