Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ruffles!!!!

Hello to you!
I hope you are all doing well.
I just wanted to stop in and show you the ruffled curtain that I made out of Walmart sheets.
I used this tutorial from A boy, a girl and a pug.  
Although because I was lazy and the room was starting to become very blue from my frustrations I decided to not add the last two rows.
Shabby right!!??


As you can see from the photo below I need to go back and sew a portion of one of the ruffles back on.
Not sure how I totally missed that, well I am sure how but, you know. :)


I needed to put a curtain here to hide this!!
AAHHHHHH!!!!!
The old dirty carpet, which I did really love, and the fun sun yellow that the room used to be.  
The stairway will have to wait until later.
Also the bonus room gets really cold in the winter and the cold air blows down into the house so it makes the kitchen area cold so the curtain blocks the air and it just looks pretty. :)


I also finished the cedar chest.
This is a very special piece to me, it was my Grammy and Papa's and is one of the few things that I have left from their home.
My hubby stripped it and stained it 15 years ago and it was in our bedroom for a long time.
I gave it another chapter in it's life and love it all painted and shabbied up. 


So that is where I am. 
 It is rainy this week so I am up there working on the slip cover for the couch thingy and I even got all my mess cleaned up.
Ok, I put the mess in the basement but I did manage to donate and trash some things. :)
 I organized the cedar chest and it holds quite a bit of stuff.

Have a wonderful week!!

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54 comments:

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Michelle,
What a charming curtain...Wal-mart sheets? Wow...now hop right over and show your NIFTY THRIFTY idea with all of us at my party...hope to see ya there:)

Blessings,
Linda

Rayanne said...

I love it!!!! Love the thrifty thing too, have fun,
much love, Rayanne

Hi, I'm Anne said...

Very pretty, Michelle! Looking forward to more pictures of the room you're transforming... bet its going to be a knock out!

koralee said...

Happy dance my friend...these are amazingly beautiful...Thank you for sharing..I must book mark this...joy joy joy!

michele said...

the chest is incredible, and the ruffles are adding chic to the room!

keep creating!

michele

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

ooh i love the ruffles!!! so pretty and soft!

Val said...

Michelle....the curtain looks so pretty. A perfect touch for any room.

Rachel Pallas said...

It turned out so pretty!! xo

trumatter said...

Fabulous Michelle. I love your ruffled curtain. It's chic, dreamy and I can totally visualize a couple of pale roses. Gorgeous.

Love the chest too. Sometimes little makeovers can give old pieces unexpected look and of course fresh lease of life.

tinajo said...

Cute, I love it! :-)

Martina said...

Love that ruffle curtain - great! And - it's hard to believe you call yourself lazy - come on, you are soooooo creative and crafty!

Comeca Jones said...

Any progress is good progress I think it looks nice.

Comeca Jones said...

Any progress is good progress I think it looks nice.

Shabby soul said...

Darling Michelle, your courtains are so nice, a good idea to close that space.
The chest is beautiful, I think it's so tender to have something that reminds you your family story.
Have a nice day
Silvia

NanaDiana said...

Michelle- The curtain looks wonderful and I don't think you'll miss the extra row of ruffles at all! Love that old chest, too. Did your hubby about have a heart attack when you painted it after he went to the trouble to refinish it? MyHero would be still sulking! xo Diana

Polly said...

love love love!!!

Sylvia said...

Love the cedar chest , especially the fact that it once belonged to your beloved grandparents . You did an amazing job with the ruffle curtains , but I guess the things made with love always turn out great .
Thank you for your visit ; it's always a pleasure hearing from you !
Lovely day to you !

Between You and Me said...

looks great...need to do something like that in my daughter's room....

you've been BUSY!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Oooh la la! Love the beautiful ruffly curtain! The chest is beautiful too! The room is looking very feminine and lovely!! Wonderful job my friend! :)

Kristin said...

It's going to be a really beautiful room Michelle! Love the curtains. They look like my daughter's, but yours were much less expensive!!!

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Very pretty, Michelle!

S
xo

Deborah said...

Sweetie those curtains are so beautiful!!!
I love the ruffles..perfectly shabby!!!
And that cedar chest is so pretty ..oh you've just made this room look so warm and inviting Michelle!
You have been so busy and it has paid off..I love everything you have created here!

Much love,
Deborah xoxoxo

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Well look at you!! Now you're a seamstress too. Who Knew??

Tanya said...

Both turned out fabulous. Love the curtain and the bench is so cute!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Well, that curtain was a crafty idea and it turned out so good! I just came over from Lavender Dreams where everything is so beautiful and polished and you are so crafty and do such a nice job of pulling ideas together. My house is more like Daniel Boone meets the Nature Center. LOL. I have a lot to learn from you girls!!

Pamela said...

Your room is turning out amazing Michelle!

beachcomber said...

i LOVE the curtain you made & the chest!
x

Debra from Bungalow said...

hi Michelle,
I am in love with that chest. It has beautiful lines. Your ruffle looks good too, even without the last rows. The room is shaping up beautifully!

I hope you will come on over and join in the everything Thanksgiving linky party on Tues the 15th.

At The Picket Fence said...

You are so funny Michelle!! I love the curtain and always love how you keep it real with us! :-) The cedar chest looks gorgeous and what a special treasures to have. Hope you are having a great week!
Vanessa

Heaven's Walk said...

Ok......you ARE a professional seamstress, aren't you, lil sis??? You've just been keeping that a big secret from all of us, right...??? What a BEAUTIFUL job, girlie! WOW!!!! I LUUUUUV this!! I'm definitely going to hit that site and check out the tutorial. Maybe I can wrap this old brain around it and try it myself. lol! ♥♥♥

xoxo laurie

Amy Kinser said...

Wow...I love ruffles and Ilove that you did this from Wal-Mart sheets. The chest is beautiful and such a priceless treasure.

I always love stopping by and seeing what you are up to, Michelle. You are a very talented lady.

The Frosted Gardner said...

Oh I love your ruffled curtain! Is there anything that you cannot do? I mean really!!! Your room is coming along beautifully! Have a wonderful week.

Melanie

Libbie said...

YOU DID IT!!!!! I can not imagine how painful that was...I really hate my seing machine..I mean I am glad I have it don't get me wrong...but I REALLy appreciate the labor that went into that curtian....seriously Michelle! AMAZING! It looks just perfect!!!!! Well done girl!!!!

Low Tide High Style said...

Another stroke of genius my friend, I love the ruffled curtain! And I also love the chest that once belonged to your grandparents, what a treasure!

Kat :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

They look so cute! I know ruffles can be time consuming. The wooden trunk has a beautiful shape to it. How great that it was your grandparents.

Rose West said...

Wow, the curtain looks great! I would never have guessed you used sheets, but that's such a great idea! And the chest is gorgeous - how cool is that that it's a family heirloom :)

Debbie said...

You did a great job on that shabby curtain Michelle! It goes well with the chest you shabbied up. What a nice keepsake from your grandparents.

♥ Helen said...

Very cute ツ

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

SIMPLY GORGEOUS MY FRIEND! I had seen ruffled curtains like this at a very famous and wonderful store, of whose name I will not mention...the price was OUTRAGEOUS...and you did it here. BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the bench is splendid. YOU would love what I did to a consignment shop French style chair.....I painted it chippy gray and I am now upholstering it in WHITE LINEN and gold French script. YOWSA!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAVE FUN! Anita

Saby said...

Wow Michelle the curtain/door turned out awesome! Makes me want to start up my sewing machine...even though sewing usually ends up with me cursing :). LOVE the chest too - looks like the room is coming together!

Tonya said...

I LOVE ruffles! The curtain is really cute and so is that chest! Hope you are having a great week!

Tricia said...

You've been so busy with all your painting, and now this, sewing too? I love your pretty ruffled curtain. I wish I knew how you had the energy to get so much done!

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Michelle,
Like I said in my post about all the talent out there...so pretty! I love the ruffles. You did an amazing job!
-Shelley

Love of the Sea said...

Great job. Wow - it looks great. Love the ruffles.

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh I envy you sewers!
Love that chest...looks great against the floor!

Melissah from Coastal Style said...

How pretty is that ruffled curtain! You would never know it's made from a humble sheet!
x
Melissah

Robin said...

I love your ruffly ruffles. You did a great job.

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Michelle, that is gorgeous. I love it. I think I may have to tackle this. Wow!

a boy a girl and a pug said...

they turned out fabulous! i'm loving them with those gorgeous floors too :-) thank you so much for the link.

becky said...

You are just the busiest little bee! Love the curtain and can understand why you did it...looks lovely.

KATHY said...

That looks so pretty!! I love all the gorgeous ruffles.

Kathy

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

You are simply amazing! I can't believe everything that you accomplish. The curtain is adorable and I'm so jealous cause I can't sew at all! Where did you get that divine pillow in the photo? I love it!

Hope you are doing well, friend.

Big beach hugs,
Marie

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I love that! Another reason that I really need to learn how to use my sewing machine...

The DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful! I love ruffles. Today I made a new sew ruffle t-shirt scarf I saw on Pinterest. Super easy (20 minutes) and so cute. Your beautiful curtain reminds me of the lovely ruffled bedding and shower curtain on my wish list. ;)

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