Saturday, March 21, 2009

Zoodle's room has a valance!

Well, it's not actually up yet, but it will be soon (hopefully later today.)

I was flying by the seat of my Wranglers on this cowboy-themed valance.  Like most "experimental" projects, the design changed as I went along.  And I gotta say, I love how it turned out, pardner.




I wanted a pieced look, so I used denim scraps that my awesome Mamma (grandma) gave me months ago.  I left the seams on the outside and frayed them in the washer for a rustic, country look.  The faux suede was given to me by my mom, and the lasso rope was the handle of a used gift bag.  I used a combo of super glue (already had it on hand) and iron-on seam bonder (Stitch Witchery) for the "applique."  All I had to buy was the Stitch Witchery, the red bandana fabric, and the thread.  Total cost, about $7.50.  Add the curtain rod, and the grand total was around $16.

Next up in Zoodle's overdue nursery:  some cute, simple plans I have for the walls.

(And thank you to everyone who commented on the original post with encouragement and even laughter!  I've been busy working on the valance and didn't respond personally to comments.)


Anna said...

That's soo cool!
Great Job Beth!

Jailer said...

Hi Beth -- so glad you stopped by ... I know that Jailbreaker put a lot of himself into that post. I've enjoyed getting to know your dad.

Cathy said...

I love it! Can't wait to see what else you do. You'll have to take a pic of Zoodle in the finished room on his birthday!

Our Scoop said...


silver star said...

Looks great!

Call Me Cate said...

I wish I was at all crafty. I have so many bits and pieces around that I have no idea what to do with.

Lindsay @ Makely said...

How fun, Beth! Great job!

Scriptor Senex said...

Looks great. Some of my happiest moments were decorating Richard's bedroom with murals and things.

Sandra said...

Absolutely darling, Beth. I love it! You are so creative. Can't wait to see what you do to go with it!

Isabella said...

This valance is gorgeous! I LOVE the detail of the leather chaps (OMG - pockets on the blue jeans!). Oh's a visual wonderland.

LEstes65 said...

Ok you did NOT just type "pardner"!

THAT is awesome. You never cease to amaze me.

A Woman Of No Importance said...

You are so clever, C. Beth, that valance is gorgeous, and your wee one will love it and it will grow with him - What a gift you have!

Anonymous said...

Your blankies are cute as can be
Too bad there isnt one big enough for me.

I would love one for the grands down the road.
So how do I win is there a special code.

Do I get an elephant or hippo for a girl or boy.
It doesnt matter it would be like their favorite toy.

It is time for this little poem to end. I hope I win for me and my friend. (Anna L. Joyful Heart)