My problem is I only have enough fabric for 1 panel and maybe 3/4 of another. Would it look ok to move the full length drapes to the single window on the same wall as the living room window and for the sliding doors, add a black extension on each panel to make them full length? (Black is the back ground color in the fabric)
The dark brown wall for the LR/DR is staying that color but the green wall on the other DR wall will be light beige.This message has been edited. Last edited by: indycatCarol,
The living room windows appear shorter than the slider windows in the dining room. Will you have enough fabric if you opt to shorten the length of the panels to just below the sill on the living room window and then use full length panels (to the floor) on the slider window?
If not, you can certainly add black (the background color) on one window to extend them, but I'd do so on the lv. rm. window vs. the slider window. Upon more thought, the black addition to the bottom of panels won't show up against the dk.brown walls whereas they would against the dining area walls so perhaps your first thought is more practical.
For pure cohesiveness, you could add the black to the bottom of both window panels. Any excess fabric can then be added to the lv. rm. via a throw pillow or two or to the dining area via a table runner.
I hope the first or third option is workable or else you risk looking like you did run short of fabric tho.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Froo Froo,
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I wouldn't shorten them, and I wouldn't add black to all of them. What if you split one of the panels (vertically) to make two narrow panels for the single window? Then you would have enough to have floor length panels on all three windows. (Actually, you wouldn't have to split one of your current finished panels; you could just use the fabric you have left to make two narrow panels.)
ETA: They're beautiful BTW.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Nitalynn,
How wide is the fabric? Anything more narrow than 50" finished width is going to look skimpy I fear. If anything, band the inside leading edge on each panel and do it in neutral. Black would be too modern and stark for the softness of the fabric colours.
The windows are 35" wide (76" across the 2 in the LR) But I have extended the drapes 10" each side to "widen" the windows. The drape material is 54" so if I only extend the drape about 8" each side in the DR. window I could split the fabric. I just don't know if it would bug me that that amount of "stack" fabric is half of what is in the other drapes.
Hmmm...yeah I see what you mean about it being less stack fabric that way. I didn't realize you were extending them out on the sides. Of all the other options, I think I would maybe go with adding a contrast to each set, but I sure hate to see you cut up those beautiful panels you've already made. Is there no more fabric to be had anywhere? Have you searched everywhere?
ETA: OR, I think I would maybe prefer just a completely different fabric in the living room, since it is a different room. You say the single window is on the same wall, but is there any break at all? Can we see that whole wall?This message has been edited. Last edited by: Nitalynn,
Just throwing out another possible solution. Have you considered just making a roman for the other window? Is there a co-ordinating fabric that goes with this fabric? You could use the same fabric and just make one of them a roman shade.
This is the only pic I could find with two different treatments.
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This is fabric I've had for about 10 yrs. so I'm sure it isn't available anymore. BUT, I was thinking kind of like Victoriangirl. I may make something like a London Blind or Cascading Blind for the smaller diningroom window out of the same fabric. For images of London Blinds: http://www.google.com/search?q...sAQ&biw=1197&bih=653
I wouldn't want to lower the rods or shorten the drapes. My vote would be to use a coordinating fabric or solid in one of the rooms or go with a roman. Or, do you have enough fabric to do a tailored, formal valance over the blinds in one of the rooms - instead of the draperies?
Here is what the LR/DR wall looks like. (unfortunately the 14 ft quilting machine has to live in the diningroom. Two ft. to long to go in the bedroom and too expensive to add a room ($24,000)for it.) The window on the left is the 2nd of the 2 livingroom windows.This message has been edited. Last edited by: indycatCarol,
Well, I think it's awesome that you own a $24,000 quilting machine, regardless of where it has to go! I personally would paint the walls the same color, although I know you said you intend to paint the green wall beige. I think you can probably get away with a different treatment on the smaller window, but I'm trying to visualize it...my eyes would not want anything starting lower on that windows than the others, so a shade like you were talking about wouldn't quite do it for me. It has to look cohesive, but deliberately different, so I'm having trouble...OK, thinking...I think maybe I would prefer that you move the matching panels from the slider to the narrow window, and just do a valance on the sliders. They are on a different wall, and are doors rather than windows. Yes, I think I like that idea the best
Considering the quandry I am in with my house remodel I should keep my mouth shut but...I like the idea of a Roman shade using the same fabric. If you have enough fabric can you not make it long enough to mount higher over the window. (Sorry too lazy to go back and look at the photos,
Yes, I have enough fabric to make the "shade" out of the same fabric and able to put it at the same height as the drapes. I don't want to put just a valance on any of the windows as I need coverage for privacy and to keep cold or heat out when needed. Right now I have 6 customer quilts to quilt so the "shade" will have to be put on hold. Thank you all for your comments. I'll post a pic when I've finally got them all done.
I just saw in BHG magazine how to make a 'fake roman shade', you make the shade the same size as your window, kinda like a pillow case, with a casing at the top and bottom and put an tension rod in both, you can either let the shade hang all the way down or put it up as far as you like using the bottom tension rod in the back of the shade so that it loops up.You could line the shade so that it would hold out more cold air, I am planning on making these for my living room and am putting room darkening backing on them to keep out the sun in the summer.
I hope that the directions that I gave are not too confusing.
Wanda, I know exactly what you are talking about. My sister makes those for her windows. I was thinking about making a hobbled roman shade but just a roman shade would be better as when the other drapes are closed the fabric hangs flat. Also would have less chance of letting cold or heat in versus hobbled shade. Thank you for your comment. I hope you post pics of yours when you get them made.
I'd actually suggested a valance over your blinds but also mentioned using panels or curtains/drapery from either a coordinated fabric or solid (or a roman shade, BTW).
Valances work extremely well over blinds + either panels or curtains/drapery. Making the valance out of the fabric you're short of but hanging it over the blinds plus either solid or patterned, coordinating panels/curtains/drapes may provide the flow and continuity between the rooms that you're looking for.
In addition, a valance may provide you with a more formal look - possibly very appropriate for a dining room.
Good luck with your project!This message has been edited. Last edited by: BearCat49,