Thursday, December 8, 2016

Voilà ~ the drapes

Finally, the living room drapes are finished, and installed.


I completed them a while ago but I was waiting for the decorative fringe edging to arrive. This is the easiest part but I think it really adds a touch of elegance to the drapes. It came last Friday and by Saturday I had it sewn on.

I love this fringe, Malibu Carnation - it is so elegant and very reasonably priced. I found it here. For any of you that are looking for interesting trims I would highly recommend this company, both for the quality of their products and the pricing.

These drapes with the linings are very heavy and I really thought I would need someone to help me install them, but I became impatient to see them up and found that if I piled them up on the highest rung on the ladder for support I could hook them onto the rings.


This room, as I have mentioned before, has been very problematic and many times I have wondered if I have been really off on my choices. I have spent much more time mulling over what to do, then in the actual 'doing'. But it is finally coming together and I think that the time spent, without rushing to make decisions, has been worth it. 

I still have a ways to go but I think this just might turn out to be a very pretty room.

Thank you for visiting.


  1. The fringe really adds an elegant touch to the drapes...It all looks lovely Adrienne.
    I would love to sit in your room with a cup of tea and soak in that beautiful sunshine...
    its pretty cold up here with the ice and snow.

  2. might be cold but from the pictures on your latest post it is absolutely beautiful. Wish we could have a bit of all that winter beauty.

  3. Are you kidding? That is the most wonderful room of the year...(to rip off the song) I can't wait to see the finale. I am rethinking my whole house as your rooms are so inspiring.

    1. I am so pleased that you like it so far. Thank you!

  4. Your drapes turned out very lovely and the trim really makes them. You did an outstanding job on them and you waited so long to get them just right and it paid off.

    I can hardly wait to see it all put back together - great job!

    Have a wonderful weekend and I am loving this cooler weather.


    1. I am enjoying the cooler weather also. With all of the Holiday activities I haven't done much in the garden but I intend to work outside this weekend. I am trying to get all of me pruning done.

  5. I LOVE the way your room is coming together. Your drapes are gorgeous! The fringe is the perfect way to finish them. I wish I lived close enough to have your share your drapery-making 'secrets' with me. I have some to make but need to wait until after the holidays to consider what I want to do. I can't wait to see more of your beautiful room. It's definitely worth waiting for!

  6. Your curtains are so beautiful! And you have such wonderful light. I agree that fabric and color choices are very challenging! I admire your sewing skills. Be careful on that ladder though! Thank you for the very nice comment about my weeds! Haha! I hope you are enjoying this beautiful season.

  7. You just amaze me Adrienne! I really think you are the most hard working and creative person I've met! I love every thing you do and how much you get done. Your drapes are absolutely gorgeous! sending hugs...

  8. Oh, My. Really beautiful. You are so talented and have such a way of putting together everything wonderful. I'm going to stop now as I can't take any more beauty! You don't have to answer every comment I made. Love it all and now since I will get you in my inbox I won't miss anything..Happy Wednesday..Judy


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