Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Traveling Drapes

I'm not big on showing Before and After
 pictures of my projects, however.....
This is what I've been up to lately.
Our bedroom has "new" curtains.
This is the after picture.
There is a story about these curtains.
The picture below is from 2011.
We lived in a bigger home.
The picture is showing
our living room, made into our dining room for
Look carefully at the curtains....
They are the same ones I used in our bedroom!
Yup, I saved them.
Do you remember how
 Drop Cloth material was so popular back then?
That is what these are,
 Drop Cloth,  I sewed into drapes.
 Hey, Kimmy!
Remember, how we loved it when I reversed the dining and living rooms?

Well, we moved a couple more times.
Drop Cloth Drapes were put away.
Then we moved into our current home.
Our new bedroom came with green drapes.
I never liked them but they were there, so I kept them.
I did a post, showing how I added lace to the windows for privacy.
It was ok....
  But then I got tired of the green.
So, down they came.
Leaving just the blinds.
Which I really didn't like!
Tom got a new drill for Christmas
and is now very happy to assist with my
ideas and whims.
Down came the blinds.

Up went the Drop Cloth drapes.
Along with new cordless blinds.

Our bedroom is where I write my blog posts.
I'm always finding love notes and surprises
that are left for me by my grandchildren.
 The other night I turned down the bed and
found this note under the covers

Before and After
"Fear the Lord, you his saints,
for to those who fear him have no wants.
Come, my children, listen to me;
I will teach you how to fear the Lord."
Psalm 34: 9 & 11




  1. I love it. I have such a need for all things curtains... in this new home. You're inspiring me!!! Wanna come and visit and give me ideas..? :)

  2. What a sweet note to find in your bed!

    I do love your "new" curtains! I wish I had saved some curtains from the past. When we moved here we needed all new curtains as none were salvageable--made from a plastic kind of material. But except from curtains for my office that I bought off Etsy, all the others have come from Goodwill. I feel passionate about curtains from Goodwill! I always feel that God is my decorator and has just the right curtains waiting at Goodwill just for me. Does that sound silly? My husband thinks so but I know they're waiting for me there.

    I love your living room for a long Thanksgiving table! I believe everyone should sit at the same table that one day a year, young or old.

    1. Dewena... Goodwill finds are always God inspired!

  3. Looks so good, Christine! I love that look. And, there is nothing more precious that love notes from the Littles!! TREASURES!! Have a wonderful week. blessings ~ tanna

  4. When I moved I brought my curtains with me. There's always a use for curtains. I really like how you did your bedroom.

  5. Isn't it wonderful to reuse something that was of value some time ago, and has been re-loved and reused again! I have done this many times with curtains! Sweet sweet notes left for you by your sweet grands! So precious, treasures to save for sure!

  6. I do indeed like the change, Christine, such a wonderful feeling when things come together. I am a saver too, especially if things are in good condition.
    The note brought tears of joy to my eyes, and remember getting a few of them too! Thank you for visiting, I am sorry for taking so long on getting back, but haven't done much blogging lately. I do post on ind
    stag ram made once a week, but my heart is in blogging.
    Have a great week, and thank you for your sweet comments.

  7. I think they look marvelous. Thanks for sharing your before and after pics, we do like the after look very much!

    Wishing you a beautiful weekend, Christine!
    Brenda xox

  8. One more thing we have in common - the valances in our Fla home are all made from drop cloths, a nice neutral color that goes with many colors.


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