Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Another Fabric Project

Lately the white plaster walls behind the book shelves in the family room have been bugging me. So I thought, "Of course! Another opportunity for a great fabric!"

I already made roman shades for this room so I wanted something subtle. This room also has a bit of an Asian flair. So I found this incredible fabric at Calico Corners.

I ended up basically making a roman shade but without the rings. I lined it mainly because I thought it might help insulate a little bit. I left room at the top and bottom for metal rods.

I ended up putting 2 screw eyes into the top of the bookshelves (actually my husband did this part). These supported the metal rods.

I was originally worried about the shelves making the fabric pucker because there is not much space between the shelf and the wall. But it turned out fine.

This is a photo of the final product. It is very subtle and not everyone would even notice, but I am happy not to have the white plaster behind there anymore. Even my husband (who was cursing me when the screw eye broke) likes it.

Monday, March 30, 2009

It's Spring!

Its so exciting to see what pops up in the yard. I know spring is here when the front yard is covered in crocuses. Then the daffodils pop their happy heads up and voila! It's Spring!