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Move Accomplished!

I have completed (well almost) the move!  It is not the historic house I had hoped for, but a lovely and private location that suits me well, with a fabulous and large studio for the fabrics.  The windows here are a challenge because their widths.  I am used to 48" or 34" windows that you find in the historic houses.  This house has 28" wide windows, which can have become a quandary for me in fabricating window treatments that look good on them.
I've accomplished one or two with the London Shade and the Scalloped Valance which these narrow windows handle well.  I have also been challenged with 2 very wide and long windows.  These are side-by-side, and separate two rooms, the dining room and living room.  I have dressed the dining room windows, but still struggling with the living room window.  I need to try to coordinate the colors since the windows are together, but need to define separate rooms.
It's funny, but I put up the London Shade in the dining room, then took it down to mount another valance for a picture.  I hated the window without the London Shade on it!  So, I put the London Shade back up, and mounted matching fabric in a gathered swag and jabot with additional insert on the large window, and it worked!  Now I just have to change the fabric on the dining room chairs to match, and I'm done.
You can use fabric like you would wall paper???  Yes!  Look for discount fabric where you can find it.  The cost can be much less than purchasing wall paper.  Cut the fabric to fit the wall area you want to cover plus an inch or so at top and bottom.  Use liquid starch, and cover the wall area with the starch, then place the fabric on the wall, and paint over the fabric with more starch.  After it dries (it's important to let it dry), use a utility knife to cut the excess fabric away.  The great thing about this is that if you want to change the fabric later, you can just peel the fabric off the wall, wash it, and use it again for another project.  I have used this trick in a kitchen that had very old and uneven walls, and it worked really well.
I have added new fabrics and styles on the website, and will be adding more fabrics monthly.  Please check the "Featured Fabrics" section frequently for new fabrics that are available.
We'll be taking soon.........

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