Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Drapes and Spray Paint!

I knew what type of fabric I wanted to frame the window in the sitting room. I looked for drapes to purchase ready made off the shelf, or to order online/catalog. I wanted something with a little texture, and just the right color.

I couldn't find what I wanted, so it became necessary to special order the fabric. Really, I have a lot of patience, but when it comes to decorating, I don't. I WANT IT DONE NOW! A few weeks after ordering the fabric arrived and I was thrilled!

It was an easy peasey sewing project with straight seams all the way. I double folded the side and bottom seams to hide all the raw edges.
I let the hem puddle on the floor, (which is great because precise measuring is not needed).
Even though some may think this room is a little fussy looking, it is calm and relaxing to me. My pink girl and I hang out in here snuggled on the couch, with book in hand.
I bought rods that were stark white. The white was a little too drastic for this room, so out came the can of spray paint.

Heirloom White by American Accents is a great color. The paint doesn't dry as fast as I like, so I had to be patient. When using spray paint, spray thin coats of paint and repeat the layers.

While I had the spray paint out, I changed the color of the four rose pots. For those of you who are actually reading, you can see my next project through the window-the sunroom. It's not quite finished yet. Soon. I. Hope.
I LOVE this paint color. Look at how the color blends with with the white roses, but doesn't match exactly, (which I like).

 Come back on Saturday and I'll show you the new drapes in the kitchen dining room, (black and taupe with damask trim).
My pictures are actually enlarging, so CLICK away!
Blessings to all of you!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ele,

Your room is beautiful and looks so inviting. I love the new drapes and what beautiful lead light glass windows you have.


Barbara H. said...

What gorgeous windows! It does look like a lovely, peaceful room. I love the color of the "Heirloom White."

Fleur de Bee said...

Ele It's MARVELOUS!!! I will tell you that I picked out the EXACT same fabric for pillows in my bedroom in Deep Plumb and Cranberry for my daughters comforter cover and doll bedding...eek, fab minds DO think alike LOL!

Just love all of it, stunning! When I come visit Tiffany I hope to see it in person!

Enjoy! xo

Caleen said...

everythin is so beautiful. Just love the drapes you made. Your room is so elegant but, not fussy. I love it. I love the mercury glass too.. Thank you for the painting info.. It is a beautiful room and I also love the crown pillow on your couch.. You will enjoy this room..

Rebecca Nelson said...

LOVIN' it all! I love the color of that spray paint, too! Everything you do is always gorgeous. The fabric you chose if fabulous! Simply FABULOUS!


vivian said...

the drapes are perfect.. patience pays off! the room is lovely! Id be wanting to spend a lot of time in there.
have a great day!

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Oh Ele! It's simply Charming! I love your colors and your drapes are just gorgeous! Well done! This is such a wonderful room! And you are right...that paint color is fabulous!!

Beth Leintz said...

Calm and relaxing is exactly what I thought when I saw your first picture- what a great room to catch up on reading.

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Want to come do my living room?

Sugar Bear said...

Lovely fabric. The drapes look wonderful. I love spray paint - such an easy and fast way for a little pick me up.

Unknown said...

Oh My How Dreamy it all looks!!! Those curtains were worth the wait! So that's where you have been, huh, sewing? lol

Love ya,

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the curtains...the fabric was worth waiting for!!!, and Yes my friend, how does one live without spray paint! Thr table looks great, xoxo~Kathy@ Up-North Mornings...

blushing rose said...

Absolutely divine settings. Everything is exquisite, peaceful & elegant.
TTFN ~Marydon

Maija said...

Oh Ele! The curtains are stunning, and everything looks so inviting and comfortable!

Secondhandrose said...

The table runner in your dining room is just perfect and where did you get the mercury glass jar? It is all so pretty.

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

This looks beautiful! Wow, I love those drapes, and that fabric was worth the wait! Woohoo for you!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

The fabric is gorgeous and I love your new drapes, excellent work...the entire room is stunning!


Unknown said...

Hi Ele!

Those are the dreamiest curtains I have ever seen!!!! WOW, I love them I love that window too! So pretty!


Alice Regan said...

Ele ...your room is so soft and calming! I love the fabric that you used for the drapes ...they look like soft clouds! Your room is just heavenly!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Gorgeous! I love that fabric. It was worth the wait!
And how could I live without spray paint?
I always enjoy my visits to your place!

Alison Gibbs said...

Ele those new drapes look wonderful
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Unknown said...

I'm the same way! When I decide on something, I want it done yesterday! I've seen that fabric and it's beautiful. Love what you did.

Hope said...

Your room is simply divine.

For One Queen to Another it is very nice to "meet" you

Lori said...

Ele, Ele, Ele! Girl that is fabulous! I adore the fabric and what is ti called? It is simply breathtaking indeed! And the table setting, divine! Oh How I adored your new decor!!!!! Love it, Lori

Unknown said...

The drapes are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing that beautiful room! :)

Tina Leavy said...

your home is so very pretty Ele, love your little projects that you have done to create a new look.
wanted to invite you to stop by my 500th post giveaway.

Ali said...

wow what great fabric, love the detail in it. Well chosen. Lovely to hear all of your updates on your home. Take care cutie. ox Ali

Bertie said...

Gosh Ele, that looks just beautiful. You did a fabulous job on those draperies. That pleated fabric is not easy to work with, I know. Those chairs are perfect in there. Magazine ready, my dear.

Aunt May's Cottage

Allidink said...

Oh I love those drapes! So pretty! Your dining room is beautiful too!

All the best,

Katrina said...

Hi Ele, loving those painted pots on your dining table!

Jennifer said...

Ele your fabric you picked for the curtains are beautiful!I love it.Your room looks so comfortable and I can't wait to see the sunroom makeover next.Your dining room table looks so pretty with all the roses.Love the mercury candle holders too.Hugs,Jen

Jessica Rodarte said...

What a pretty, inviting room. :)

Bradpetehoops said...

Amazing and impressive house!

Dawn Parsons Smith said...

That fabric is DIVINE! It's all so very beautiful!

Thank you for sharing the paint info! I've been looking for a "shabby" white paint to update a few things for my daughter's room! I think that Heirloom White is just perfect!

roseroomnz.com said...

Ele, it is absolutely beautiful! Rachaelxo

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ele,
Your room turned out gorgeous. I love the fabric and the lead window inset is perfect. The chairs in front of the window looks like a nice place to sit and visit.
The rose pots are lovely in white too. Heirloom white is my favorite.
What a wonderful spot to relax with a great book.
As always, everything is perfect.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Elyse said...

hi ele!

you did an amazing job! i would sit and stare at that room all day! enjoy the fruits of your labor.


icandy... said...

Very pretty!!!! Don't you just L.O.V.E. spray paint??? My neighbors look at me funny... a lot! *hehe* :)))

Happy Saturday,
Christina! :)

June said...

I love the drapes and the color of your room. So pretty.