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Friday, February 15, 2013

Faux Blinds

Winter has descended upon us once again. 
The snow and ice were thawing rapidly the first half of this week.
But everything is frozen tight again today. 
I've had good reason to enjoy my homemade Chicken Pot Pie Soup.
It was -25 Celsius when I got up this morning.
It made for a very cold walk!
The snow is falling gently from the sky,
God is in His heaven and all is well with my world.

Yesterday I made a couple of faux blinds for my living room.
They are simply tacked up, yes, with tacks.

I think it has given the room a finished look.

I like it, partly, I think because it covers up the unattractive frame of the storm windows.
I intend to make some working blinds for my eating area and kitchen.

That may happen next week.

What have you been up to?

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Cindy

This window will get blinds to match the living room window.
I think it will look alright.


Rebecca said...

Oh, Cindy! What a great "finishing touch" those blinds are. (Wish I could say I've been 1/2 as creative as you.)

I appreciate your comment, "God's in His heaven and all's right with my world." He does keep us in "perfect peace", doesn't He?

Sharon de Jager said...

Hi Cindy, can't even imagine -25C! So cold, but warm inside right, do you have central heating in Canada like we do in UK? Love the red check blinds, funny enough I've also been thinking of blind makeovers. You've done a great job, I'm still thinking about mine...have a lovely weekend! Sharonx

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Very pretty! Can never go wrong with red checks!
Stay warm...

It's me said...

Love your home...!!!!.....lovely weekend from

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

They look so pretty Cindy! Matching would look great since the rooms are right next to one another.

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh That is cold again Cindy and you are a strong woman to go walking in it! I love the sweet blinds you made for your windows. You are so creative. They add just a little colour to the window. Very nicely done my friend. Hugs, Pam

camp and cottage living said...

I think it looks more than alright!
It's so amazing how much cheer red checks can add to a room.
I love your deer pillow too. I wanted to do one, but haven't gotten around to it yet...
We have loads of snow here still and the high was in the high teens!

Nancy said...

Hi Cindy,

You did such a nice job on your blinds. I agree, they really complete the room.

Hope you're doing well. Take care!


Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! Oh, you're so good. I love your faux blinds - they look wonderful and I do love the red/white checks. Now that's cold at your house. Have a great weekend and stay warm. You walk in that cold? You're very dedicated! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

My goodness, the blinds are adorable, how did you do them? I want to do something like that in my livingroom!

anangloinquebec said...

Oh I love it Cindy. You are so creative.

cuori e perline said...

Oh Cindy! I think you live in a beautiful land! I love it!!!!!!

Gail said...

I just LOVE the pop of red you are using Cindy! The faux blinds looks so pretty. Stay warm and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Gail

P.S. Your chicken noodle soup looked YUMMY!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Nicely done, Cindy!! They look great with your curtains. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. blessings ~ tanna

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Brrr! I won't complain about the 26 degrees it's going to be tomorrow!

Love the fake blinds you made - one of my favorite fabric patterns!

Millie said...

Lovely splash of colour! You are so creative!

French Kissed said...

Hi Cindy,

Have to admit I am a bit jealous of the snow...of course that's easy for me to say all tucked away here in Cali, although we have had quite a cold winter for us. Love you new blinds and the pop of color they add...your turquoise and red touches are such a fresh and cheerful addition.

Stay warm and enjoy your soup...



Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I think your blinds are the perfect thing for those windows. Quick, easy and if you want to change them out it's no big deal. Something like that would work well in my half bath off my kitchen. Thank you for the inspiration! It's cold here too. I think I've about had enough. :o)

thistlewoodfarm said...


I think it's the perfect finishing touch! I love every detail and the checks are perfect!


Shabby soul said...

Some pops of color are always so welcome in winter, my darling friend, true? OMG you have soooo much cold there, I'm always surprised about how the temperature can be so cold! Here it seems we already are having the first spring days, but time is still far...
A big hug my darling!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your red and white is making me smile. I love that color combination best! :D

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. You have a charming cottage, too!

Rhonda said...

the red checks and other red accents just look so nice!
chicken pot pie soup is on our supper menu for tomorrow night and I can hardly wait.

Rene Veeravalli said...

The checkered Faux Blinds does give a unique and playful touch to the room. The white curtain also gives a warm appeal. I love how these two window treatments beautifully complement the interiors. Well done! +Rene Veeravalli

Michelle Custodio said...

Nice flaux Blinds. I also hope that you have some ideas for window shades. I'm looking for one in my house. But if you have some ideas on how to make my personalized blind, it would be awesome.

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