Winter White Window

January 5th, 2016 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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A framed piece of fabric enhances this bathroom window.
Suspend framed fabric from grosgrain ribbon and vintage drawer pulls.
Vintage drawer pulls can be picked up inexpensively at a flea market. Look or vendors who specialize in old hardware.
The ribbon seem to magically diappear behind the frame.
I chose a sheer dotted swiss fabric to put inside the frame. This can be picked up very inexpensively at a fabric store or you could search for a vintage fabric.
After stapling the fabric to the backside of the frame I covered the rough edges with 1/2 inch grosgrain ribbon attached with Gorilla super glue.
I mitred the corners for a finished look.
Attach 2 - 1 1/4 insh saw tooth hangers to top, back of frame. Measure and cut 1 inch grosgrain ribbon to desired length in order to suspend frame from drawer pulls. Run through both saw tooth hangers.
Attach Velcro to all four ends of ribbon. Measue and hang 2 drawer pulls at the same distance apart as saw tooth hangers. Loop ribbon through drawer pull and connect with Velcro tabs.
To dress the window for winter I simply added an arrangement of greens in one of my favorite Majolica pieces. Yes. It is a cucumber!
This? Just because its pretty!
A framed piece of fabric enhances this bathroom window.

A framed piece of fabric enhances this bathroom window.


Windows facing the woods are not candidates for privacy shades. I suppose you could spend the money, but why? Try a vintage frame with a sheer dotted swiss fabric on for a different view from the window.


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Comments (13)

AndrewsBrianne writes: You, my fellow blogger, are really creative! Great job! Posted: 12:27 am on January 13th
JunkArchitect writes: I love the concept because I don't really care for shades. And the drawer pulls are an amazing idea.

Happy New Year!

Jim
Posted: 5:39 am on January 5th
BrokenBeautiful writes: This is a FANTASTIC idea!!!! I wish I didn't live in town...privacy window treatments unfortunatly are a must. I will remember this idea if the day comes and I move to a private secluded coutry home. THANKX Posted: 7:27 pm on March 16th
ALVN writes: Looooooooooove it! Enough said!

Amy Posted: 10:05 pm on December 4th
shabbychick writes: Sue - so simple, and so amazing! The drawer pulls are definitely a hit - so clever!

And...who would have thought a cucumber could turn out so lovely? :) It's a nice contrast to the simplicity of the window hanging.

Thanks for sharing! Kathy Posted: 8:55 am on December 2nd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I absolutely love this Sue. The simplicity of the ribbon and fabric choices make the drawer pull details really stand out. Love that.

Thanks for inspiring us all once again!

Candy Posted: 9:34 pm on November 30th
catbishop writes: Thanks for featuring my mirrors! I love this site. ;)

Cat Posted: 6:43 pm on November 30th
catbishop writes: This is really pretty, love the little details of hanging it from drawer pulls.

Cat Posted: 4:33 pm on November 30th
berton718 writes: Sue,
This is BEAUTIFUL!! You have some AMAZING ideas!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Posted: 8:29 am on November 30th
junkinyaya writes: What a great idea to use the draw pulls to hang the beautiful frame! Ingenious!!! xo...deb (also love the stunning flower arrangement...great color combination. Simple, yet so elegant.) Posted: 12:54 am on November 30th
junktiqueboutique writes: My favorite thing is the drawer pulls to hang it by. I love that. I'm getting so many ideas I can't keep up. When I first joined this site I used to hit the refresh button when I was waiting for the glue or paint to dry on a project. Now I don't have time to paint or glue because everytime I hit the refresh button there's a new project and I want to make that one too. Thanks for a great site Posted: 9:33 pm on November 29th
suewhitney writes: Hey Lani,

Thanks so much. I do have a Majolica collection. I can't help myself, I just love the colors only created in the way that Majolica is fired. The cucumber makes me laugh.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:27 pm on November 29th
CottageElements writes: Beautiful as always. You just have all those extra little touches that really make it special. The Majolica cucumber is pretty awesome, too. Do you have a collection, or just the one piece?

Lani Posted: 6:14 pm on November 29th
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