Ode to Ballard Designs (Nouveau Objets d’art)

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

How do I love thee, let me count the ways…


jute covered demijohns Jute covered Demijohns

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DIY: No Sew Fabric Valance

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Many window treatment companies offer fabric valances for hundreds of dollars.  A (plain basic) valance from Smith and Noble similar to my final product was featured for $260. 

I am transitioning our bonus room from a toddler playroom into a media/game/art room.  I have chosen spice colors in burnt orange, green, espresso, and cream as the base colors to blend with the rest of our home.  I found a plaid lined 84” curtain at our local Bed, Bath and Beyond store on clearance for $15.  I liked the fabric for its color scheme, its lining, and its price!  (This fabric would cost twice as much by the yard without any lining at a fabric store.)

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