The Little Red Owl

DIY ideas for home, health, & life

Since moving into our new (not so new anymore:)) home Husband and I have had more windows than ever to dress. I cannot stand tons of bare windows in a home and window dressings are such an easy, beautiful way to add color and life to a room-I cannot resist. I am still trying not to spend money if it isn’t needed, so I looked through my fabric stash and went to town.

In the kitchen I used some leftover material from some handmade towels I made my sister as a housewarming gift.

In the dining room I took some knit fabric and simply draped it over tension rods. I love that I can still see into the back yard (we get to see the deer often).

In the sewing/craft room I used some beautiful purple fabric I bought simply b/c it was beautiful-I had no plans for it-this was the perfect excuse to use it. I draped it over a curtain rod with the selvage edge on the outside-you would never know it isn’t hemmed and if I come up with another project for the fabric, I simply pull it down and iron!

My bathroom window is in an odd position. It is centered on the wall but part of the wall is covered by the shower enclosure. I tried putting up a curtain rod-but it was really difficult to put up (due to the limited space) and it looked plain weird.

I decided to hem a beautiful polka dot piece of fabric and nail it straight into the wall. I think it turned out nice.

The master bedroom has my cheater’s roman shade (tutorial coming soon) and some hemmed fabric hanging from curtain clips (love those things!).

that’s my back in the photo-Hello!

Into the past:

In my first home I used a single, beautiful, yellow napkin for the window in the bathroom.

In the kitchen of my first home I also used napkins. I found 3 lovely blue and white napkins at World Market and those worked perfect on tension rods. We did not need a lot of privacy in the kitchen and wanted all the light possible-this was the perfect solution.

These inexpensive but pretty window coverings offer a great way to showcase some beautiful fabrics, napkins, even tables clothes without breaking the bank.

Use what you have on hand or purchase clearance napkins. You will have some privacy without sacrificing the view.

What have you done to make unique window coverings?

Please share your unique ideas in the comments!

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5 thoughts on “unique window coverings

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  2. Grandma says:

    You’re very good with fabric. I like it alot. I can also see the color of your kitchen. Those curtains match the color, that’s good. I’ll have to take a picture of my kitchen curtains that I made with three napkins. I think you must like fabric as much as I do. Some of those window really look classy.

    1. Amy says:

      I do love fabric! I find I go to the store and just buy yards of it (with no project in mind) I cannot resist.

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