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Window Treatments!

 
 
DrMom
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jun, 2010 11:34 am
I would love that
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 02:39 am
@DrMom,
I didn't forget about you...

Here are two examples, one with a draped valance and one with something like a foam board covered in the same material.

For the second one (the foam board one) I doubled the width of the scarf panels so you'd get an idea of what it would look like with wider panels. In reality, I'd probably double it again so it was the same width as the side window panels on each side of the door. You could add ties to pull the scarf to the side when you wanted a full view of the yard or wanted more light in the room.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBiLQC5bNZI/AAAAAAAABfU/5aLTv4ZAdg0/s800/drmom2storyvalance.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBiLPxjwGiI/AAAAAAAABfQ/ZMeKsjtARPo/s800/drmom2storyvalance2.jpg
DrMom
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 08:47 am
@Butrflynet,
Thanks , I do not have the skills to do this kind of visualization. DO you like the valance on top? I really like the look of just panels, Sheers.. Now thinking should they be hung by rings or have pinch pleats or just have a rod inserted into it. Could you please put some different panel styles into these windows. Like panels without headers or with headers. Panels on rod vs in rings, vs pinch pleated. This is very helpful for me , thanks again!!
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 09:00 am
@DrMom,
I would use bamboo blinds - they're inexpensive, give you privacy while you
still can see the outside, and they look good as well. You still can have some
curtains on the side as they have here....
http://cptnrin.smugmug.com/photos/900225071_wTdxh-O.jpg
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 10:24 am
@DrMom,
You can get a pleated look using grommets. Put grommets on the curtain panels and feed them onto a rod of some type. Here's an example:


http://lh4.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBj51fCevDI/AAAAAAAABfo/pdEDGLK6uKs/s800/drmomcurtains1.jpg

And here's an example of just panels on a rod, no valance.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBj51rp1JfI/AAAAAAAABfs/IBPwUir3_oA/s800/drmomcurtains2.jpg
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DrMom
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 12:17 pm
I have blinds on almost all other windows. On this one I was hesitant to put blinds for these reasons:
1. I do not want to interrupr the height of these windows.
2. We do not want to obscure the view at all.
3. I was thinking if I put sheer panels I might be able to make it semi private at night by dropping them, if someone is in the room. This room is mostly unused and just sets the mood and feel for the whole house as you enter. I want to be able to come in the front door and relax into my home looking at these.
Tell me what you think are some good colors. I was thinking cream with different tones of green , orangish embroidery , like these on bedbathstore.com
Eden Sheer Voile Floral Embroidered Rod Pocket Curtain Panel - Lengths To 120"
Please look it up and tell me what you think.

I love the grommet idea. IT wont look like a shower curtain would it?
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 12:51 pm
@DrMom,
Browse through these images to get an idea of what various curtains with grommets look like:

http://www.google.com/images?q=grommet+curtains&um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbs=isch:1&ei=FR0ZTOqBD5OONtmPyLkE&sa=N&start=0&ndsp=20


It is difficult to advise on colors without knowing the color scheme of walls and decor in the adjoining rooms of the entryway.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 12:58 pm
@DrMom,
I took a look at the panels on the bedbathstore site.

Those would probably work well. You'll probably need at least 4 panels, 2 on each side. Depending on how it looks, you'll want to either leave them separate or seam them together to make a wider panel so there will be enough fullness to give a decorative fold to the material when hung on a rod.

Is 120 inches long enough to cover the full height of both windows or will you need to join two panels together and hem them to the correct length?
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 01:08 pm
If you decide on the grommets, here are some how-to sites to do it yourself. There are two methods for doing it, applying each grommet individually with a tool, or sewing on a tape of grommets and cutting out the fabric inside the grommet. I think you'd be more satisfied with the results in using the tape of grommets.

Here's a website that explains how it is done. The grommet tape is available online and probably at many fabric and craft stores.

http://www.homespunfabrics.com/grommets.aspx


Also, if you don't like the look of threading the grommets onto a rod, you could use something like an S-hook to hang the curtain on the rod rather than threading the rod through the grommets.

Here's a site that explains how that might be done. It also explains attaching grommets individually with the tool:

http://www.homespunfabrics.com/grommets.aspx

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DrMom
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 03:44 pm
I went to my library and got books on how to make curtains. I am thinking it is unlikely that I will find panels in my desired length. I looked up instructions on making a triple pleated drape with a header. I think I can handle it. Now I am going to measure and visit the fabric store. I will keep you updated each step of the way. I feel so much more confident that I can do this because I have your support!!
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Wed 2 Feb, 2011 10:55 am
I just voted this helpful thread up. It had a zero rating. That's neither accurate nor nice.
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