New Drapes in the Study!

For me, it feels decadent to have store bought curtains...
I have been sewing since I was 8 years old, so that's 47 years! I have learned so many things about how to sew properly and beautifully. And I have custom window treatments throughout my home in every room.

An example is the valances in the study...Understand it's hard to get a good picture when I am shooting a window!
I loved this fabric. And it's a heavy upholstery weight combo.

But I was ready for a change. Something more streamlined and lighter. I found it at Bed, Bath and Beyond. They are gauzy and more like a burlap in texture. I DIDN'T HAVE TO MAKE THEM MYSELF! This feels like a vacation to me!
This trio of windows has a thermal pull down honeycomb shade you can barely see at the top. I will get much needed privacy and insulation from the winter with it, so I don't need to worry about the drapes giving privacy or close.

Got any ideas of what to do with the extremely nice valance I no longer use?
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  1. Can it be used in an unconventional way, maybe over a book case? And I do love the gauzy burlap! It lets a lot of light in!

  2. Can you turn your valance into a runner, or placemats? Just a thought. Gorgeous fabric! Love your new curtains too! Beautiful as always!

  3. Can you share where you purchased your honeycomb shade please?

  4. Can you share where you purchased your honeycomb shade please?

  5. I think I bought my insulated honeycomb Levolor shades at JCPenneys when they have a huge sale....I go in, pick them out of a book, order and they are shipped to my home. I install them myself. Hope that helps. You can always get some at Lowes and online. Just measure your window well.

  6. You can sell them.....to me! Lol I think they are gorgeous. Maybe use them in another part of the house, or just put away for when you want a different look. I rotate my window valances every other month or so. Just for a change. That is actually this week's to do. :)

  7. Looks really nice--simple and elegant!
    My favorite way to go!

  8. Hi Terry! I like your new curtains. I'm like you, I don't think I have any curtains in my entire house that I didn't make or at least embellish a bit. Your room is pretty too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. Send it to me! Love your new look!

  10. Send it to me! Love your new look!

  11. Lovely look! So pretty!
    Morgaine @ Madcap Frenzy
    P.S. I would love if you would link up any of your awesome posts at my July Totally Tuesday Link Party: http://madcapfrenzy.blogspot.com/2013/07/july-totally-tuesday-link-party.html

  12. I love the curtains! Do you mind sharing the curtain name or item # from BBB? Thanks!

  13. You deserve that vacay. :D They look so fresh and updated. The burlap makes them look very current.



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