Treatments, just not done "perfectly."
Love this idea from The Nester.
When I discovered her blog, I ate it up. Read the whole thing. Love, love, love her ideas on decorating and window mistreatments.
Inspired, I put this together for my master bathroom. The one that sat, untouched (in the decorating sense), from the day we moved in because I had no idea what to do with it.
The floor tile is light blue. My first thought was ewwww. The Mister's first thought on replacing it was ewwww. So we were at a bit of a standstill.
Until I realized that I LOVE the whole blue and brown colorscape. So I decided to start on the bathroom, mistreatment first. I decided on a blue/choco-cream toile that I found at Wal Mart in the clearance bin for a whopping $4.40. The fringe came in at $5.80 at Jo-Ann's with my coupon. I dug the upholstery tacks out of the deep dark recesses of my sewing basket.
To give the rather small window, boxed into a small window with a small ledge more height, I tacked it up to the very tippy top of the space.
See? I even left the ugly old do-hickey that the last owners cranked into the wall so hard I couldn't remove it without taking out significant plaster. So what if it's ugly? You can't see it. The Nester would be so proud!
Then, while I was working on the bathroom, a thought then occurred to me.
Child, I was doing mistreatments long before mistreatments would earn me this supercool blinkie!
Here is the mistreatment in Hatfield's bedroom.
The ribbon is just tacked and glued on for the last 2 feet on the left.
I had run out of steam, and just put it up on the window just to get it up.
And then I left it there.
But yet visually functional.
My secret shame burned within me, and I never posted it on my blog.
Because no one ever told me that it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful.
Well, my Pseudo Momma Marla has been whispering things like that in my ear for the past SIX years. But like an obstinate teen, I refused to let it sink in.
No more! I'm ready to move onto my next bigger, bolder mistreatment project: the family room sliding glass doors (note: here there should be that mystery theatre sound: duhn duhn duhn duuuuhhhhhnnnnnnnnn!).