Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Easy peasy canopies (and a giveaway)

Doesn't that make you want to say "can-o-peasies?"  Or is it just me?


I've been staging a house.  The owners are adorable and have made a ton of great choices, like painting out the upper half story white (it was knotty pine) and installing white flooring, thereby making the long narrow room as expansive as possible.  (Also creating ombre stairs to that space, as shared here.)  But, they have been living in 1100 square feet with their two kids, two dogs, and two guinea pigs for long enough that they started to lose perspective.  It happens.

After lots of clearing out and refocusing rooms, the house is looking great and will be on the market soon.  My favorite change?  To make the most of the sloped ceiling upstairs and mask some odd doors and built in nooks in the walls, we made a pair of canopies from inexpensive fabric.




Cute, yes?

The best part?  We put them up with velcro.  Quick directions (if you sew):

-hem the bottom 4 inches
- put in 1 1/2 inch hems on both sides
- put in a 3 each hem at the top
- get some velcro for decor projects.  This kind has adhesive on one side and you sew on the other.
- adhere the sticky side to the place where the wall meets the ceiling and where the half wall meets the straight wall.  (Allow 24 hours to fully cure).
- sew velcro to the top of your panel
- put your panel up at the top, drape to determine how much fullness you want (we did not want a a lot), and pin in two spots across the fabric where the second strip of velcro will go
- sew in second strip of velcro

Alternately, you could use a pre-made curtain panel and just sew the rod pocket closed on the sides to avoid sagging.  Easy!

Hey, you know what else?  A little GIVEAWAY today.

Shabby Apple is offering a $50 gift card to the winner.  Check out their adorable, vintage-inspired line on their website.  To enter, do any of the following, then leave me one comment here for each action (and while your at it, tell me your favorite item from  Shabby Apple):

- Check out the Shabby Apple facebook page
- Follow this blog (see "followers" in the sidebar?)
- Share this post on facebook or recommend on Google+
- Tweet this page

You must have a valid US address to enter.

If I won the gift card?  I would choose this skirt:

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Stripes!  Shocking, I know.


35 comments:

  1. Cute idea heather! And I'd get that same skirt so darling. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Love the canopy idea! The skirt is adorable, too - as well as the red stripe dress - Great Giveaway!

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  3. I love the canopies, with I had ceilings like that for such a cool effect!

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  4. I like Shabby Apple on Facebook (Shelley Gajus)

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  5. I follow your blog on GFC (Shelley Gajus)

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  6. I tweeted https://twitter.com/aussieshells/status/230371357567889409

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  7. My favorite Shabby Apple item is the Trade Winds dress.

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  8. I +1'd https://plus.google.com/u/0/103259490339934092742/posts/L9hhRwFQtK4

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  9. Thank you for this post!

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  10. I like the Alice dress.

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  11. I like them on facebook.

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  12. I'm a gfc follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  13. those are SO CUTE!!! I want a sloped ceiling nooky room in the worst way.

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  14. like sa fb Julie A Scott Laws
    thanks
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  15. gfc jelaws5
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  16. I like Shabby Apple on FB, and my favorite item is the Bon Voyage dress!
    Thanks!
    mjp_0419 at yahoo dot com

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  17. Following via GFC as Melissa Palmer
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  18. Shared on FB
    https://www.facebook.com/melissa.palmer.3348/posts/427230680662283

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  19. Tweeted https://twitter.com/MrsPalmer2008/status/231123625686753280

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  20. I like Shabby Apple on Facebook and like the Overboard dress.

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  21. Recommended on Google+ https://plus.google.com/114377596461889148997#114377596461889148997/plusones

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  22. Shared on FB. I'd go for this stripey skirt, http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-1622-race-point.aspx

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  23. Okay, somehow I was not officially "following" your blog, though I read it all the time! So I am now an official follower. Who will hopefully be wearing a cute Shabby Apple item soon! ;0 ) Rachel (proud owner of those show-stopping canopies!)

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  24. I also found the Shabby Apple Facebook page and "Liked" them. I'd be SO tempted by the Children's dresses, but I hope I'd persuade myself to get something for me instead. (or maybe both of us!)

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  25. I like them via Fb. I love the overboard dress
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  26. I liked Shabby Apple on FB (and have adored them for a looong time with a few of my favorite dresses from them) and love the Beachcomber skirt! Cuuute!
    amdierm(at)gmaildotcom

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  27. I'm a new blog follower: GFC: amdierm

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  28. I tweeted your lovely canopies (and giveaway): https://twitter.com/Amdierm/status/233018970893086720

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  29. I love Shabby Apple's clothing, and I'm a fan of their Facebook page. :)

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  30. I'm a new blog follower.
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  31. I tweeted this page! https://twitter.com/irishmarmalade/status/233044406972866560

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  32. I recommended this in Google+ (April G).
    OH! And I forgot to tell you my favorite dress! Right now I am really loving the Alice dress. All that lace!

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