A window mistreatment, that is…
- African cloth
- Spear or bamboo at least as long as the window (which I’m sure everyone has on hand 😉 )
- upholstery ring clips
- curtain hold-back hooks
I have lots and lots of African cloths from mission trips travels to various African countries. (It’s hard to believe it’s been over 5 years since I’ve traveled to any African country. 🙁 ) Coupled with the desire to use our home to communicate our anticipation of future missionary work in Africa/Madagascar, our living room is decorated in an eclectic African style. Not wanting to actually buy curtains or window treatments, I was in a bit of a quandary on how to turn those cloths into curtains. I had looked at various window mistreatments for some time, and finally thought maybe I could make a modified version with some of the things I already had on hand (minus the ring clips). It’s kind of a modified, simplified version of the mistreatment here.
Very simple to do: just fold the cloth over 3x, evenly space the clips, and then hang on spear/bamboo/whatever is being used as a rod!
And voila, my windows have been decorated! Nothing fancy, but it’s amazing what adding something on the window can do to a room. I should have hung the hooks higher, but it’s okay for now.