Sunday, July 18, 2010


Im always amazed at the cute transformations that everyone creates and links up with Susan over at BNOTP for Metamorphasis Monday.   So this week I in preparation for a little kitchen makeover I tried a little project of my own.  All that I used for this project was.
1. An exsisting regular metal curtain rod
2. A new cafe curtain rod ($0.99) spray painted black
3. Dish towel (Dollar Tree)
4. 2 Fabric placements (Dollar Tree)
5. Package of curtain rings (Lowes...got for 3.50 because 3 were missing!)

the cafe rod in its original state...yuck!
the dishtowel (green, yellow, redish orange)
the fabric placemat
 the dishtowel as a valance
the placemats as cafe curtains on the curtain rings w/ clips

Ta-da.....the final product!    It isnt upscale designer...but rather do-it-yourselfer....and thats me!  I'll be posting the rest of the new color and items soon.  Im working on refinishing my Craigslist hutch but this heatwave her in NJ is killing me and the opportunity to work on it.  Come back and visit to see the end result.

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  1. Love this idea! I got your info. for the swap. thanks!

  2. I love the placemat fabric and I really love a no-sew, no-sand-, no-paint diy project. Great job!

  3. What a fun and clever window treatment. I love the print on the dishtowel - fabulous job! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  4. Hi Melanie, Just wanted to let you know I featured your window treatments today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks again for joining the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

    p.s. scroll to the bottom =)

  5. Congratulations Melanie! Stephanie's blog is great...it is def. one that is on my daily visit list. Also, isn't it so exciting to see your projects get featured. Your blog is doing great and pretty soon you are going to have so many followers you won't know what to do. :)

  6. That is a great idea, I am definitely going to try that!!


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