Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Window Treatment

It was a "no brainer"!  When we signed on the dotted line to purchase our little cottage, my mind would race with thoughts of where would all my furniture go? Which pieces would be sent  immediately into storage and which would have a place in the cottage?  All concerns aside, there was one thing I knew for sure.  Out of everything I owned, one piece.... one antique, chippy piece purchased at an estate sale.. would have a perfect place to rest.  I saw it so clearly in my mind!

When you come through the side door... no, don't even think of ringing the front door bell as I only think of all of you as side door, shout "hello" kind of friends.... there are three little steps leading to the main floor.  Three little wonky steps that are capped off by a window.  I knew it was in this window that my chippy piece of iron grating would rest.  And there it is!  This odd placement of a window now had significance!

This piece of wrought iron that had been painted creamy white and aged through the years was now secured within this space.

The detailing is fabulous!

And just as I knew this piece of iron grating belonged here, I knew the exact window treatment to sew for it.

A delicious piece of vintage linen sewn with a rod pocket on one end.  Sides left rumpled from being stored away in someone's attic.  All roughly bunched up in a loose roman shade form. 

Funny how some things come together so easily!  A "no brainer" that leaves me feeling  so contented with the end result. 

Linking to:  Be Inspired Tuesday
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  1. What a beautiful piece of grating. I am glad you found the perfect spot to showcase it.

  2. I would never have thought to place that iron grate in a window, but it looks right at home there. Your simple window treatment is the perfect complement to the weathered iron piece. I love it!

  3. I love the window treatment - the softness goes beautifully with the iron piece. Love the fabric too :-)

  4. You really did find the perfect place for that! It looks lovely.

  5. Oooooh love it! The perfect little iron piece. I love that yummy valance too!

  6. Kadee, that iron piece is WONDERFUL. Those squiggly points are so unique and have so much quirky character. And the rumply linen valance looks so casually elegant.


    and p.s., I loved your sunshine/sprinkler pic earlier. You definitely have the 'eye'.

  7. DON'T you love it when something like this comes perfectly together, and then when It is just as perfect as you thought it would be!!! Love it. Sure that the rest of your cottage is going to be just as perfect as this is

  8. Well it might be a no-brainier for YOU, but that's because you have such an incredible talent for design! I love this sort of creative use for vintage pieces!!!!

  9. Your vision is genius. That little piece of chippy wrought iron is perfect in this bright window. Then the simplicity of the canvas valance is the perfect juxtaposition. How wonderful to be designing your new home in your perfect style. Happy Creative Heart Dear...

  10. Hello, anybody home? I'm shouting from the side door, you know ... Well, girl, your wrought iron piece is just beautiful. I love the design as well as the chippyness and you found just the perfect space for it.
    Leaving through the side door while waving ... :-)

  11. Beautiful Kadee,... THE perfect place.
    And so in harmony with the linen. Just lovely !!

    Blessings, Wilma.

  12. LOVE this idea!!!!!! It looks fabulous on the window sill!! I've used iron gates in other ways, but this one goes to the top of the list!!
    Mary Alice

  13. How gorgeous,Kadee. I truly have to talk myself out of buying every wrought iron piece I see. I love it so much. You will enjoy yours exactly where it is, perfect.

  14. that is a beautiful piece. I also like the "roman" shade, as it fits perfectly with the iron piece

  15. Well, I guess that come together for someone, as clever as you!! This is so pretty and, yet, does not look, as though you tried too hard (I mean that in the nicest way!!). It is just perfect, Kadee!!

  16. Oops - meant to write, "I guess things come together...". I should proof read, before I hit "publish"!!

  17. OH, Kadee that is PERFECT!!!

    Wow, just awesome.

  18. So beautifully unique, Kadee!! What a genius idea! Love it, girl!

    xoxo laurie

  19. This is beautiful! I would love for you to share at my weekly Clever, Crafty & Creative Party (Tuesdays)...it's still open this week!

    ~ Suzie @ Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too

  20. Perfect spot for it. You must get a little joy every time you walk in the door

  21. I love that iron piece. The patina is gorgeous. You found the perfect spot for it! Thanks for sharing this at What We Accomplished Wednesdays! Have a super week!


  22. So creative! The iron gate piece is gorgeous! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays! New Follower!


  23. Beautiful find Kadee!Those are not easy to find and yours is perfection.It adds so much charm and interest to your window....love this!

  24. Perfect spot indeed Kadee! Love the grating and the curtains are perfect. I know that I ever found myself in your neck of the woods I would head straight to that side door. Thanks for sharing with SYC. I will be featuring you this week.

  25. I LOVE this so much, I'm going to follow you. :) I know the rest must be good...

  26. Hi Kadee, that is beautiful! I love the iron with the linen. It's perfect for your space. Your eye is something - I don't think I would have thought of putting that together. :-)

  27. so love the window treatment! please do a future post showing it close up and could you show how you made it look like a roman shade? please, please, please...

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    1. I tried responding to you personally but unfortunately I am not on Google+ so I was unable to do so. When it comes to setting things up, I have relied on hiring someone to do it for me. Her name is Karen Valentine and her blog is MyDesertCottage.com... she is the first one on my list of blogs on my sidebar. I will redirect you to her as I am having a big "duhhhhhh" moment!! LOL