Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Well Dressed

OK! I really have no time the write this post but I'm so excited about this that it must be done....advanced nursing theory can wait a little longer.

The kitchen is in the home stretch and has been for 6 months! The finishing touches take longer than anything. I needed curtains and knew I wanted toile. I LOVE TOILE! Easy right? NOT! I could only find toile with a base color of white and that meant too much white in my kitchen with new white cabinets. Then one day while surfing blogland, I found a post about the most lovely bedding (yes, bedding) with a blue back ground and toile scene. So off to Target and got the last one on clearance for $60. SCORE!

Problem....I don't all! So I planned to a Nester mistreatment. Then stepped in my most lovely and talented neighbor that offered to help me do it properly. Jenny is the best! She first sent me to task ripping the whole thing apart. Here's the mess I was left with.

Don't you just love the fabric?!

So one afternoon we went to work. When I say we, I mean Jenny and I was her best cheerleader!

Then the sewing began. She swears it's easy but I'm not so sure...

What was suppose to take an afternoon took D.A.Y.S! Jenny did a great job and I really appreciate the time she put into it.

Here are the results and I love it!!!!!!

Check out the detail. Jenny took the time to use the cording I had cut off and made it look so professional.

Remember...this started out as bedding so there was only so much material to work with and no way of getting additional. So the middle treatment is yellow while the 2 sides are blue. I think it looks so great. Amazing what can be done when you are forced to use what you have.

Here are the panels by the bay window. I can't get them both in one picture so you don't get the full effect but it's fabulous!

She made bans for all the treatments and payed attention to the image that would be visible.

Check this out! She perfectly matched up the patterns where the yellow and blue materials meet. So awesome!
Thanks to Jenny for a job better than I could have imagined! She really took a lot of time and did a great job. No! You can't have her as your neighbor...I have trouble sharing!


  1. I really like the style and definitely can be used in tight fitting areas where window treatments are needed. Great job.

  2. That does not look easy to me. But it does look fabulous!

  3. Impressive. I love the "fabric"! It's great to have neighbors who are generous with their time!!!

  4. I love toile too (you know you can buy it on ebay). Your curtains look beautiful and it was really resourceful of you to use bedding. Your friend Jenny did a marvelous job!


  5. Those are AMAZING. Not only do I love the shape/design,and the fabric, but it is made from bedding! Fantastic!!
    P.S. What is a flight nurse? Pardon my ignorance.


  6. Popped over from Kimba's DIY. That fabric is gorgeous and the ticking cording is even more fabulous. Jenny did a great job!

  7. It looks great! I love the color!

  8. Looks great! I didn't know what toile was until I saw this blog post; thanks for enriching my life! :-P


  9. Impressing quick job. She's awesome.

    I can't imagine how she do that quickly. Now, you have that perfect curtain, so am expecting for a wonderful dinner with her §;-)

  10. hi jenny,

    you won the fabric from my shop on susie's blog! can you email me so we can figure out the two yards you would like! thanks :)

  11. Those are gorgeous! I'm in love with anything toile....

    Can you do me a favor? I need your email address for your entry to the pumpkin tassel giveaway, unless you left it with Susie. If you did, then nevermind! : )

  12. Wow what a great neighbor you have. Lucky you. Love the kitchen. I will be posting mine soon for we are remodeling too.
    Thanks, so much for stopping by our blog and hope to see more of you. The Twins

  13. Those are just beautiful!!!!! Thank you so much for your prayers for Mrs. Jane. She is doing well~

  14. Hi there~ Thank you for the sweet comment on the cottage~


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