Thursday, February 17, 2011

Master Bath Window

So, just warning you... This is another curtain post.

I am a bit of a "phasey" person and my phase at the moment is window coverings.

I have a favorite window in my house back in my bathroom.  It's a big 4' window that opens to my backyard.  When we built the house I loved the idea of having a window that big in my bathroom.  I LOVE natural light and what better place for it.  My original plans for this window were shutters... Until I had them quoted :-/.  They were more expensive than the windows. No, thanks!

I ended up making a roman shade for it that has been up since we moved in.  It was a temporary 2 year fix.

I recently ran across some cheapo wood brackets at Lowe's and my head started spinning!
I love the way my ruffled curtains turned out in the laundry room and knew something similar would be great in here too.

Here is how they turned out...

Let me show you how inexpensive these were to make!

I found these brackets for around $2 at Lowe's.

I also used the a set of finials from Lowe's for around $3.  These are the same ones we use on the apothecaries and photo displays.

I also used a piece of wood closet pole.  You can by this by the foot for around $1 a foot.  You can also use dowel rods if your window is under 4'.

I stained all of those pieces with a dark mahogany stain.  While they were drying I started on my curtains.  For this window I used this drop cloth.

It was around $12.  I cut the bottom foot or so off and used it for my ruffles.  I used the same method I used on my laundry curtains for these.  You can find those directions HERE.

Once everything was dry, I used anchors and drywall screws to attach the brackets to my wall.  I hung the panels up and the screwed the finials into both ends.

Here it is all finished...

See the big scrolly thing there on the left?? Well... That's my next revamp.  I have big plans for that wall right there.  It just took some ruffles to get me inspired... Whoop!!

We will be announcing the winners of our O'Keeffe's Working Hands giveaway and our Say It on the Wall giveaway tomorrow.  You have until then to enter so make sure and check them out!  We will also be announcing another fun giveaway as well!  Woohoo... Loving all this free stuff :-)

Happy Friday!


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Jodi said...

I just love those ruffles. I have never used drop cloths, I will definately try that! I have to make a trip to Lowes!

c-Mo Love! said...

C: love it!

Ashley said...

I am going through the exact same phase right now!! I just bought a third set of curtains for my great room, I think these ones will work for sure, but if I change my mind, I now have options.... oh phases, if you only didn't cost money!! lol

The ruffles are cute!!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my gosh Whitney ~
I just pretty much adore
your curtains !!!
I want some just like that for my
bedroom ~
You gotta love drop cloths
and ruffles !!!


Anonymous said...

LOVE these!! I think I may have just found a solution for my bathroom...if they turn out decent I will send you a pic of the final product. I already have a couple drop cloths, I have used them for pillows before.

Frugal Jen said...

Those are great!

I was in my paint everything black and distress mode now I'm going opposite with cream and white. Get great inspiration from you girls!

Do you have suggestions to update and which pieces make the biggest impact?



You are just too talented -- why don't you share some with me?!? The Good Lord knows I could use it!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas and fantastic talent. You are such a blessing to all of us here in blogland!

Cheers, -- Jill

Deborah said...

These curtains are so adorable, they look beautiful in your bathroom. Love the tiles by the way.

Bee happy x

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...


Homeroad said...

Whitney these curtains are sooo beautiful. I made rods years ago that were similar but I love your finials on the ends! The ruffles are fabulous!
Stop by my blog I'm having a giveaway you might like!

Lindsey R Hines said...

i have pretty much the exact same window layout in our bathroom over our tub and it's so bare and lonely!! wonder if you could die the drop cloth if you wanted to add some color!? If so, what would you suggest?

Thanks!! I love reading your blog!!


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