Parlor drapery

by brae  

The pelmets and pleated draperies worked so well in the kitchen, I decided to add them to the one parlor window as well.  There is a lot going on in this room in the way of color, texture and pattern already, so I again chose a soft white printed curtain topped with a subtle pelmet.

Here is the panel after the Aleene's Stiffen Quik dried.  Using the back board for the straight left edge resulted in a much cleaner panel than the all-pin version I did for the kitchen.

I made a tall pelmet since there was a lot of space between the window and the ceiling.  A tall pelmet with long curtains makes a window look taller.  I covered the pelmet with a soft grey-green fabric from Mini Decorators, purchased at one of the local mini shows.

I glued the curtains to the pelmet.

I glued a piece of fairy lace around the bend to serve as a tieback.

I glued the crown molding in place and touched up the joins first to make sure the window treatments were spaced properly on the wall.  This also eliminated my possibly slopping paint onto my new window treatments.  :O  I then glued the pelmet to the wall.

I opted for a single side swept panel for the sole purpose of not hiding that little outlet I took the time to add.  Though The Chair will block both the curtains and the outlet for the most part, anyone who looks for the details will find them.

I think this simple panel and pelmet adds just the right amount of design to complete the décor and the white curtains reflect some soft light into an otherwise dark corner.

The parlor is complete now, but it's too late to set up for a fully decorated photo shoot.  :D


Comment from: Kristine [Visitor]
I think the white is lovely with all the different patterns and textures and I especially like the pelmet. You did such a great job mixing in all the elements. The space looks very warm and inviting - I'd love to move in! Kristine
07/29/13 @ 21:23
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]
I love the way the curtain came out. Beautifully pleated but still fairly soft looking.
07/29/13 @ 22:23
Comment from: April [Visitor]
Very nice, the soft and subtle print for the pelmet fabric works beautifully there.
07/30/13 @ 09:28
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks so much! :>>
08/01/13 @ 09:43

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