Monday, July 28, 2008

Play Room - My First Window Mistreatment

Ta Da!! What do you think??? It's my first "Window Mistreatment"!!

No, I didn't think of this idea myself....once again, I have to give credit to The Nester.
(Boy, my house is looking much better thanks to blogging!!)
Here it is....and the best part.....it was FREE! I already had the fabric left over from our Morning Room curtains. I folded and folded and tacked it up with upholstery tacks.

I also took some rope & clothespins out of our camping bin and hung up some of my Little Buddy's artwork....isn't it cute??? Again....FREE!!
This is what the window looked like underneath.....just your basic basement window well.
Don't go thinking I'm perfect....here is what it looked like behind me. (Yes, the inside of this closet is green.....that is what color the whole room used to be.)


Meet Dakota, my design assistant.

PS. For all you paint color googlers....the color is Plantation Beige by Duron. It looks a little darker in the basement.


***Updated 8/20/08  I am one of the featured bloggers on Blog Around the World today and it is also my 100th post.  To read about it and enter my giveaway....go to today's post here!! 

Thanks for stopping by from the Nester's place.

31 comments:

Under the Florida Sun said...

Looks great.

I did a mistreatment in my bathroom, but have yet to take pictures of it. I actually need to get a couple more clips, then I'll be all set for show and tell.

Thanks for the sweet comments.

Shannon said...

This looks great!!! You did a way better job then I ever did on my first one! :) Don't you just love the tacks??

Jennifer P. said...

I kept wondering where the window was--glad you showed up ;)! I love the fabric--and that you kept the closet green. It's fun to have a different color closet, though I think the paint choice you made for the rest of the room is much nicer.

Thanks so much for your prayer in my behalf. I draw such comfort knowing I'm not the only one petitioning God on my behalf.

Have a great week!

Blissful Nikki said...

Look at you Girl! Looks great!! That reminds me I need to get some more tacks tomorrow at Home Depot! :)

Debbie said...

It looks great!

The Berry's Patch said...

Great job! I love your assistant!

Annie said...

I love that fabric, it's so vibrant against your neutral walls. I was wondering where the window was too. I didn't realize at first it was in your basement:)

What an adorable assistant you have!

Jane said...

What a fun playroom! Great job!

Cheri-Beri said...

Came over from Nester . . . I was thinking, "Where's the window?" Very good job. In fact, I might be using this very idea to mistreat a couple of windows I've got.

sarah @ a beachcottage said...

I'm gonna copy that for a very ugly window in my family bathroom

woohoo love all the inspiration, enjoy the party!

Mom2my9 said...

What I especially love is how your have your kids' artwork hung up on the wall! I'm going to have to try that with mine! Great idea.

Bonita said...

Love that fabric! You did a great job and I'm sure that assistant really helped a lot.

Mrs. Jones said...

I just love shopping at my house and getting something for free, don't you?

~Heather

The Nester said...

I so thought that you just did a mistreatment in the middle of the wall with no window and my mind went crazy with ideas about how to do something like that in my house!

love you girl!

Screaming Meme said...

Great job tacking that baby up there...I love your Golden...I have one named Jesse...:) They rock!!!! Screaming Meme

melissa*smith said...

How can you beat free and easy~I love the colors in the fabric and the plantation beige looks great also!

Pajama Mama said...

Love the fabric-and the site...I'll have to bookmark it and go through your archives to find the original use for the fabric!

-kristen

His Doorkeeper said...

I love the color of your mistreated curtains! You did a great job!

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

How cute! I love that fabric!

My Three Girls (The A girls) said...

Great Job. You can not beat FREE.

Kelly said...

Free, free, free is the best, Kathi! (P.S. I love in your bio that you're the "Little Mommy" - I will be someday, too, no doubt :o). I thought that you'd done a mistreatment in the middle of a wall and it thrilled me! It looks so perfect with the artwork underneath! Love that you dec'd out the basement window!

Also, I'm a former Kdg teacher, so it was neat to see that you're a teacher, too!

Darla @ UltraBeautyBoutique said...

LOVE IT! And FREE all the better!

Blue Castle said...

That looks really great! I love the clothesline art holder too! :)

Meghan said...

cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Great fabric--my favorite part, though, is the art display! I need to figure out a place in my house where I can do something similar.

~ Sarah

Shellie said...

Very cute and I love the artwork! =)

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

I like this idea, such a neat room for the kids.

Annikke said...

That looks so cute!

Nichole said...

Nice job!

Beth said...

Fun! Fun! Fun! Great Job

Sandy Toes said...

Great idea! Your blog is so cute...great color scheme!
Sandy Toes at www.shellinyourpocket.blogspot.com