Goodwill Hunting

 I love to find bargains.  One woman's trash is another woman's craft project!

While sitting around with my granddaughter one afternoon, we decided to go Goodwill hunting. I was wanting to change my bedroom (again) and needed to find some accessories at a price I didn't drop my teeth about.  (I really have all my own teeth)

I found these items at my local Goodwill Store and thought they would look wonderful in my 'new again' bedroom.

See this great chair?  You will never guess what I paid for it....drum roll please.........

Can you believe it?   I took it outside when I got it home and soaped it down, scrubbed out the stains and rinsed till I knew there was no evidence of the previous owner. (I'm a bit of a germ freak ;) )

This is it all clean smelling good.

I loved this bowl just the way it was.  $1.49.  The tarnish gave it some character.  Dont' you think?   This is what I put in it....


This pair of lamps was hiding in the window sill of the store.  Again, $1.49 each.  All they need was some new shades.

I couldn't resist these plates.  There were several tiny ones that look like they belonged in a doll house.  49 cents each and the larger one was $1.99.

This is the look all together...

Till next time on Goodwill Hunting..


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Let's Talk Window Treatments

Or as a fellow blogger, The Nester states, window mistreatments.  The term she coined is describing window coverings that require little or no sewing.

There are several reasons for window coverings.  Privacy, light control, temperature control and just plain pretty.

I truly think an un-treated window is, (as we say in the south), 'necked' or 'naked' if you want the proper spelling. ;)

Now if your view is like this...

you can slide on the window treatments.  God has pretty much provided it for you!

But let's just say for the sake of saying, you don't...

Let's take a look at a few examples of great window mistreatments.

Above is one of the simplest of all to do in my opinion.  These are tablecloths.  The edges are already finished!  How easy is that?  I find ones that on sale and for next to nothing, window mistreatment!!!

...and all you need to do is use drapery rings to connect the cloth to rod!

This beautiful window is presented by.....2-1/2 yards of fabric.  That's all, just fabric right off the bolt and hung with drapery rings. 

 (I love drapery rings!  They are a no-sew girl's friend.) 

The edges are left raw for a 'natural' look.  Okay, I just didn't want to sew that day.  This fabric was stolen, I mean purchased for only 75 cents a yard! 

Window scarves are very versatile.  Here, I threw it over the rod and let it just hang.  No rings, no sew, just simple, simple.

You all know to hang your mistreatments about 3 inches or less from the ceiling, right?  Of course you do! 

But what if the panels you bought are not long enough?  Just find some coordinating fabric in color and weight and attach it to the bottom or top, (i have done both),  and you will have a beautiful, long, dramatic look any window would be happy to show off! 

(attach to extra fabric with iron on tape if you don't have a machine)

There you have it!  Now go out there a mistreat some windows!


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