One afternoon last week I was struck with the urge to create something and at the same time spruce up our foyer windows. A couple of years ago I bought two decorative iron thingies (technical decorating term used only in exclusive circles) to hang above each window. They made me happy. For a while. Then I discovered The Nester.
My decorating life was forever changed.
I soon tried making my own mistreatments. Twice. I suddenly wanted to cover the whole world with fabric, fringe and glue, making it a prettier, cozier place. Then my craft ADHD kicked in and I put my trusty glue gun aside for a while in pursuit of something else (though I don't remember what exactly).
Anyway, back to last week. I asked Scott to measure the height of the foyer windows from the top to the floor and Annelise and I headed out for my happy place, Hobby Lobby. I had burlap on the brain, and it was soon in my cart, along with some poofy black silk and black fringe.
A couple of hours later we found ourselves back at Hobby Lobby since my sweet hubs didn't hear the part about measuring all the way to the floor. My cheap burlap mistreatments were gradually getting more expensive as I picked out additional fabric to fill in the gaps.
I did not want to take down the iron thingies since I still liked them. Normally I would have raised the fabric higher than the window because not only does it make your window appear larger, The Nester tells us to. Leaving the iron thingies as some sort of extreme topper, I decided to try The Nester's Nail Your Clips Right on the Wall Approach.
After 2 or three glue sticks, one blister, another trip to HL for more clip rings, a coffee break here and there, a Star Wars marathon for Annelise, clipping and much folding, fluffing and floofing I was finished. Well, there may have been additional floofing and fluffing. Cue the drum roll please...here is the window on the left.
My Stuart Smalley needy side is of course wondering what y'all think. So, please...do tell.