Time for a makeover

When I went to visit this home to measure the windows, this was the view of the living room. The home owners told me that they have lived in this home for  50 years and the draperies, parts of them, have been in this window for most of that time. They had purchased some drapery panels to fill in temporarily when the original set had fallen apart. The panels didn’t fit or operate properly. They were hung with this wavy metal piece to...

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Design Gallery

Located in Lakewood, Design Gallery has recently remodeled, rearranged, upgraded and added lovely new things to their shop. Curtains by Design made new draperies for some of the windows and installed them ┬átoday.  ...

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Cabana Curtains

  I was asked 6 weeks ago if I could make cabana curtains for a new apartment complex – and have them finished in 5 weeks. One week to take measurements, write an estimate, order materials – 120 yards of fabric, 24 dozen grommets, 12 rods, 36 brackets, 24 end caps. Second and third week was spent finishing up other projects and waiting for materials. Week four and five we cut, sewed, cut and pressed and stitched, inspected,...

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Crayons and colorbooks

When I was in grade school, I seemed to get sick for a week at a time every winter. My mother didn’t allow my sister and I  to watch tv when we were home sick, that may encourage us to stay home. In reality there was probably nothing worth watching. But my mom had a wonderful tradition that was more fun and comforting. When I was home for a few days in a row, Mom would pull out a new box of crayons and coloring book. I loved the...

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