. . . for Lauren and Lauren: a new blazer and a new word

February 19, 2012

a new blazer and a new word


 A friend of mine gave me this white blazer a few weeks ago because she didn't want it anymore.  
Which means a new favorite item for me! 

This weekend Chris and I worked together on a project.  
And we learned a new word: cornice. 
I would've previously referred to them as boxes with fabric above your window.  
The project didn't start out too well.  
After cutting a few pieces of wood, Chris sawed through the cord of his table saw.
Sawed the cord right in half.   
Luckily after another trip to home depot he fixed it and we could finish our project.  

Here's a before of our windows: 

Both had the green curtains on them: 

Rather than writing out the directions, you can just look here for more information. 

You pretty much measure your wood (a front piece, and two sides). 
Wrap it with batting and fabric, and staple gun the back. 
Then put on brackets like this: 
 and put them on your wall.  

The most time consuming part was actually putting them into the wall because you have to use a screwdriver, since the drill won't fit in between. 

Here's how they looked after: 




I love how they turned out.  
Chris and I were pretty proud of ourselves too. 
Chris thinks that we can know build ourselves our own house. 

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20 comments:

Kaitlyn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow!! Your window treatments look SO, SO good!!

Alana Christine said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow, those look awesome! Good job!

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That looks so good!!! Great job!

lo @ crazy ever after said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those are so awesome!!! Good work. And glad it was only his cord that he cut in half. And not any body parts. Eeeek!

I just added your button to my blog. I have been a bit of a blog spazz lately, so I am sorry I am just now doing it. But you're up there now, and I am proud to have you. :)

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That blazer looks so cute on you :)
I've been wanting to get one myself but just wasn't sure if I could pull it off!

xo

Nasreen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love what you have done with the windows :) gives me inspiration to sit and DIY my room as well :)

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your curtains look great! Thank goodness for Home Depot :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Jenn @ PSP said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ooh free blazer = happy day : ) Love your "cornices" - would never have known that they're called that! You learn something new every day. Anyway, they look great!

Jenn

passengerseatperspectives.blogspot.com

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your outfit! Your window treatments look good! :)

Alyson said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

jealous! on the search for a white blazer... love how you styled this!

mary said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That looks awesome! ^_^

Mary, MI

threadsandbuttons said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow, those look great! And lucky you for getting a hand me down blazer!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love the blazer and looooove the window dressings!

ChiChi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This looks great! I've been wanting to do something like this as well!

Cait Emma said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

what home-decor rockstars! you both are awesome! ha

Cait Emma said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

p.s. i love your shop and thanks for your comment! i'm definitely a new follower!

Lauren Shaw said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

YOur cornices look awesome! I love them. You guys are so crafty : )

Nicole Feliciano said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Fashionable and crafty! Love it. Thanks so much for sharing your style on Monday Mingle.

Jessica Kielman said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness! Very pretty, I have cornices that I bought, but now I can make my own!
I am hosting my 2nd link party, and would love for you to add this along with anything else you like!

http://www.mom4realky.blogspot.com/2012/02/4-real-friday-link-party-2.html

Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a great score that blazer was and I love your window treatments!