Did y’all have a happy New Year’s Day? I hope so! Did you eat black-eyed peas and cabbage?
Since I was driving from my parents’ house all afternoon and wasn’t home to prepare, we didn’t have a big New Year’s dinner last night. HH made breakfast – omelets, bacon, and biscuits! I’m not one to eat special stuff for prosperity – just to satisfy the hunger. And it was delicious! Thank you, HH! It was a real treat not to have to cook.
Are you as ready as I am for life to settle down a little bit? It’s supposed to get extremely cold here soon, so I plan to stay home by the fire a lot. Maybe working on some pom-pom pillows will be in order. 🙂
You read last week about Hanging Plumber’s Pipe Curtain Rods.
These panels were made for our youth hang-out at church – to be hung on the galvanized pipe rods. I made the panels the same way as the Easy Clip Panels Tutorial, except I did’t sew the buckram into the header. Also, the fold-down portion is left open at the side seams (since the rod goes through there) rather than sewing it closed. Since the turned portion is 4″, the fat plumber’s pipe fits nicely through there.
I normally prefer more than a simple shirred treatment, but for teenagers, I think pleats of any kind would be too fussy.
When trying to make something both guys and girls will like, it’s a little tricky. Here’s a close-up of the platform area of the room – the focal point, where the youth director talks to the kids, shows videos, and directs fun games and contests. There are also kids who lead the singing from the platform.
Isn’t it cool? Our youth director added the black drape backdrop to cover the wall of windows on the left side there. It really cut down the glare and created a cocoon feeling in that corner. He got several pallets from a church member and had some youth guys pull the pallets apart and make these solid panels that lean against the wall.
We knew we wanted some fabric with red and brown and went shopping for something not too girly. These double doors are on the opposite wall from the other set of doors you saw above. They are similar in size but without the sidelights.
For an added touch of fun, I dug into Fun Son’s closet and found a few old brown belts to use as hold-backs for the panels.
Teens like things sort of quirky, yet fun. I thought this might fit the bill.
This fabric came from Premier Fabrics, and you can visit their site HERE.
If you have a teen space where you need to satisfy girl and guy tastes, I hope you’ve found a little idea or two here. I’ll share the triple window valance soon, y’all.
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