I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and Happy New Year to you friend!
It’s been a bit quiet lately here on the blog, but the behind the scenes we have been busy bees working on our master bedroom makeover.
I love this space, and dreamed of what it could be for a long time.
But other things always seem to take me off track from creating a retreat that I love.
It has ended up as a laundry folding station, keeper of dusty exercise equipment and holding tank for stuff that made it upstairs and hasn’t found a home.
It has not been a retreat, or a relaxing space like I have always dreamed of.
So while today is not the reveal of how far we have come quite yet (three out of four walls have paint) but a super easy DIY that I am so excited about.
Today is about the window.
We began by installing a bamboo window shade that brought a lot of warmth to what used to be a window with WHITE MINI BLINDS.
They were not warm or cozy, so they have been replaced by a rolling bamboo shade that I love.
Next, we hung a long iron rod at the top of the wall, and added little metal clips for the tops of the curtains.
I have always wanted something soft and pretty for this window, but ended up with a khaki pair of drapes that were less than inspiring.
And there those khaki drapes hung for almost 9 years.
I told you this makeover was long overdue.
As it always seems to do, burlap saved the day.
The weight and color are perfect, and with the warm bamboo shade and new grey paint, I couldn’t be happier with the mix of colors and textures.
The burlap barely needed pressing as it was in a nice roll when it arrived.
I ended up using 5 1/2 yards as I was unsure if I was going to do three panels or two, but after some experimenting two panels is what I went with.
I measured my wall, turned each end down about 22 inches for the top overhang, and gave myself about 14 inches at the end of each to puddle softly on the floor.
I cut each length of burlap, and used a hot iron on the cotton setting to create the flap that I wanted to fold down (and creating a nice crease for the clips to hang onto) was all that was needed.
I thought about folding in the rough edge on each side and using some iron on no-sew adhesive strips, but I love them like they are.
I spaced my clips apart, and the curtains were hung!
There were a few things I noticed about this burlap as well that I will share with you. It did not have a strong burlap smell, it was already soft so I didn’t experiment with washing it first. And, it was the nicest, least scratchy burlap I have worked with so far.
So, there you have it, our new curtains are in and I will have more pics of our space as it comes together.
And, as a reader of twelveOeight, Burlap Fabric has provided a coupon code and a sweet giveaway as well!
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This code will save you $5 off a purchase of $5 or more.
And, to enter the giveaway please visit Burlap Fabric, and come back and leave a comment and tell me what you would get if you won the giveaway for $50 in products/fabric from their site!!!
They have a lot to choose from, many types of fabric, jute webbing, and more.
So don’t forget to hop over, see what you would love, and come back here leaving me a comment with your email address and I will announce the winner a week from today!
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Good luck and I can’t wait to hear what you would choose (my list is growing each time I visit!)
As always thank you for reading friend, until next time, may your heart and home be full of everything you love,
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