Sunday, April 12, 2015

How To Inexpensively Cover Little Decorative Windows

Hello Everyone, you might remember my BIG BOY BEDROOM post I shared recently? 
Well, Robbie's bedroom has these 3 cute little windows that don't open and are really just 
decorative, but sure are nice for extra light. I really didn't want to custom order window 
coverings, so here is how I covered them for cheap. 


When re-doing Robbie's bedroom last month, I purchased these RITVA curtains from Ikea,  
but I only needed one panel for his big window since his bed covers the other end of the window. 



The second RITVA panel came in handy for my little project. 
I purchased a roll of foam from Jo-Anne's Crafts and cut the foam to fit into
 the little window squares. Then I took the second RITVA panel and wrapped the fabric 
around the foam squares, just like I would wrap a present. 

I don't know how to sew, so I stitched the fabric up 
as good as I could....lol 
To make it more fun for a kids room, I simply painted some polka-dots on the fabric 
using some fabric paint and one of those little foam dippers




Soooo easy (if I can do it)

How do you like it?
You can easily take the foam in and out of the 
window too...Love it!
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22 comments:

  1. Great idea.
    We're actually considering putting three decorative windows in our master for added light b/c we're going to add a screened porch to the back of our bedroom and will lose much needed light.....and my husband has been hesitant due to covering them.....you have provided a great way to do so. We shall see what we do in the future then!

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  2. Great and creative idea Christine. I think it is great you can removed them when you need more light.
    Kris

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  3. So cute and very inventive and versatile. Can take them out to change fabric when you want or need more light. Pretty smart idea, glad you shared. Happy weekend.

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    1. Hello there SRPPRCRFT, I have been trying to reply to your comments but you show us as a non reply blogger, so no luck. I hope you check back here and see my comment. I can take them out easily!!!! xoxoco Christine

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  4. Hey Christine…you constantly amaze us with your creativity! This is a great window project and your tutorial is wonderful. Thanks you so much for sharing at Something To Talk About Link Party!

    Vicki and Jennifer - 2 Bees in a Pod

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  5. Brilliant! I have awkward windows that need covering sometimes to cut the glare of light on the TV, and I think this would work great. Thanks!! :)

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  6. What a clever idea! I like how that looks and it didn't cost much to do it either.

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  7. Very creative! Such cute little windows!

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  8. Wow, never thought of that, please will you share with my readers, im new to blogging http://prettyshabbyuk.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I did something similar with cardboard for a friend that had an arch window above her bed that her neighbors could look into. Such an easy and fast way to cover a window.

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  10. You are very clever for sure.......I love what you did with the little windows, they look lovely. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  11. Genius! This is such a clever idea to cover those awkward windows! Thanks for sharing it with us at Motivational Monday! Hope to see you next week! :)

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  12. Adorable window covers. Thanks for sharing over at the Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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  13. So clever! Thanks for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop!

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  14. Fun idea Christine. I love the dots! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. This is super cute Christine!! I never saw this post before you commented on my post LOL..great minds think alike!!!! I can't believe us two non sewers both used the same technique & pattern!! His room is so darling, LOVE EVERYTHING!!! Happy week friend!


    Paige.Rose

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  16. This is SUCH a fantastic idea! I have one small window in the bathroom that, if I'm trying to take a weekend nap, glares light very badly - I'm going to try this fix! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again on Friday! Feel free to bring a friend :)

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  17. Cute idea Christine! Thank you for joining HSH!

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  18. I'm a sucker for anything from Ikea, but your idea is awesome. We have a little window like that in our loft, and when we eventually replace our old blinds, I would love to do something like this. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  19. So clever! Love how they look and that they're a snap to take out when you want to let the sun stream in! Thanks for sharing on Best of the nest!

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