Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Pelmet Boxes

In my last post , I mentioned I was tired of the current state of my office and it needed some sprucing up.  So, I've started to make some changes.  Very slowly.  First, I want to state that this room isn't solely my office.  Let's be realistic.  We live in a 1450 square foot cape cod, so this room does overtime duty as my office, my son's room to store his toys (b/c we don't have a playroom) and the guest room.  And, to top it off, the room is merely 13 feet x 10 1/2 feet (130 square feet).  When I saw Betsy Burnham's office, I really liked a lot of the elements.  One thing that caught my eye were her window treatments.   
I like the scale of the pattern and the black and white color scheme.  It reminded me of some black and white fabric I bought not too long ago on clearance from Pottery Barn.  The scale is different, but it is B & W.  I believe it is called 'Bailey'.  Here is a picture of PB's lewis bench slipcovered in the bailey fabric.
After my husband and I got married, I moved into 'his' house, now 'our' house and he had these pelmet boxes on his windows.  He made them (he's very handy) and used them for the guest room.  Well, I just took those same boxes, ripped off the old fabric (kept the batting) and reupholstered them.  Here are some shots of work in progress.
Here is a before shot of my 'office' window without the pelmet.
Here is the 'after'.  Mind you, I need to get a new lampshade on my lamp

More office shots to come soon as I finish sprucing up.  Also, I'm open for feedback so let me know your thoughts, ideas, opinions, etc.  Thanks!


  1. Wow, those are fantastic! It changes the room completely! Amazing what a little fabric, a handy husband and a creative mind can do! Oh, and I love the lamp... awesome color!

  2. I love the pattern (and the lamp :o)! ) It reminds me of snake skin.

    p.s. Ross has great lamp shades for $2.99.

  3. I love it! Excited to see more pictures of your office!

  4. I really like the pottery barn fabric! I can't wait to see what else you do to the office.



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