Before: The windows needed a little color, but there was no budget yet for window treatments.
The window by the kitchen.
Using mostly what we had on hand, I made window treatments. We started with one closet dowel and a pair of wooden brackets.
I brought the chambray tab top window panels I had used in my bedroom. We needed one more wooden closet dowel and another pair of brackets. We (Larry) painted everything black with the paint we had. I dyed the curtain panels red. I needed to cut one panel in half to fit the smaller spaces between the windows. I Ironed them and used seam binding for the raw edge.
Larry installed them. I needed to find fine free finials! What to use?
I sprayed 4 pinecones black and used hot glue to attach them to the ends.
They like like wrought iron finials.
This picture has no finials!. Completely unacceptable!
When Kim got home from work she loved the transformation and thought that it looked like a completely different room. She commented that, of course I would think of using pinecones for finials. No surprise there!
In the future, she can always upgrade the window panels. But for now they'll work just fine.