I'm kind of happy with the end result. I'm not much of a sewing gal at all, but this was kind of a no-brainer, so I was able to pull it off. I got the rod on clearance at Wal-mart for $7.00 and I got the wooden leaves at my friend's (Marie) garage sale (3/$1.00).
I love getting stuff cheap and using it in my home. Here are a couple more cheap fixes.
This is one of my living room windows. Again, I need all the light available and with two toddlers, I cannot have side panels because they will pull on them. I did not sew this cool 1/2 circle. This was originally a table cover - one of those little round end tables that you cover and put glass on top. I got it for $3.00 last spring, cut it in 1/2, sewed it across the top and ended up with 2 curved valances. It is tough material to sew, so I hope people don't look too closely when they come to visit!
This is my bedroom window. (Yes, those are real deer antlers). It is hard to see this panel, but it is a dark green with ferns and leaves in a lighter color - kind of a "shadowy" effect. It was a single panel I got at Walmart for I think $5. I hemed it, and cut it in 1/2. Nothing fancy, but it works for me. I use the blind for nighttime privacy as this window looks out onto our front porch.
Thanks for looking into my windows :-).
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do.
Orison Swett Marden