The Nester is at it again. This time she's having a Mistreatment Party. For those of you who are unaware, a window mistreatment is a covering that is a little unconventional. Something that would make a professional decorator shudder with horror. Maybe you used a glue gun, didn't hem the fabric, or even used a stapler to put up those mistreatments. Here is The Nester's definition of a mistreatment:
Mistreatment: (n). covering for a window that is quick, cheap and pretty. may or may not need hardware. does not require sewing. a real designer's worst nightmare.Mistreating: (v): the act of treating a window with dignity and respect without having to use the following: hundreds of dollars, sewing, time, crying, divorce, child neglect...
I hope she doesn't mind that I copied her definition here for your understanding.
Can you believe this? Not one window in my house has any type of treatment other than blinds! Wait, let me go check. Nope. Not one spec of fabric near a window. What kind of decorator am I? How could I cheat my family this way? Being indecisive about what I want is probably the answer here. I may have commitment issues where window treatments are concerned. I really need to get over that.
But I did mistreat my class room windows last year. Since I'm having the same western theme in my class this year, I can still show them to you. There are a few windows, high up, on one wall of my class. I folded a bandana diagonally and stapled it up there. In a class room, the stapler is the tool of choice. No shame there.
This window was longer than the others and required two bandanas to do the job.
See? All nice and westerny. Cheap and easy. Tracking down the ladder from the custodian and lugging it to my class room was more difficult than mistreating these windows!
I think this bandana idea would look so cute in a little boy's western themed bedroom. You could drape them over a simple curtain rod or staple them to a cornice board. Heck! Just staple them right into the wall. You could dress it up with leather cording, conchos, and such.
Now hop on over to the Mistreatment Party to see how others are mistreating their windows.