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Living in a Nutshell by Janet Lee

LIVING IN A NUTSHELL
Posh and Portable Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces
By Janet Lee Photography by Aimée Herring
Harper Design, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
URL
http://www.harpercollins.com/books/Living-Nutshell-Janet-Lee/?isbn=978

This photo has 4 questions

dmccue2 wrote:
How are the balloon shades made? - Can you please tell me the step by step directions to making these balloon shades? they are jsut what I am looking for. Thank you!
   Comment   July 16, 2013
maryym wrote:
what do you mean twin "extra large" fitted sheets? - do the fitted sheets have elastic all the way around the sheet?
   Comment   March 2, 2013
zephyrpianista wrote:
Window Treatments - Where can these window treatments be found? When they are all the way down, are there no bows?
     Comment   December 16, 2012
treefarmer5 wrote:
What is the color of this dark wall? - It seems to be black and then I look again and can see some purple and darker gray-purple? Am I close?
   Comment   September 3, 2012

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Vanessa Brunner added this to Book to Know: 'Living in a Nutshell'
DIY balloon shades: Make classic balloon shades in a jiffy using patterned twin extra-large fitted sheets. Leave the lower half of each sheet's elastic edge on to create the balloon effect. Remove the upper edge elastic, fold the sheet over a curtain rod and fuse the fabric together with iron-on webbing. Hang the rod up and finish off the look with ribbon pinned to the top of the shade. Tying the ribbon ends together at various heights allows this sheet to work just like an actual shade.
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Eclectic Edge Even though balloon shades are very traditional in style, this pair succeeds in creating a more modern look. The geometric pattern of the fabric, along with the playful vertical ties, adds the element of whimsy that's often found in eclectic spaces. Style tip: Save money by creating your own balloon shade — vertically gather a single, ordinary curtain from top to bottom with ribbon.
Samantha Schoech added this to Crafty Homes Unleash a Wildly Creative Spirit
Homemade balloon shades: just ribbon and fabric.
5. Create balloon-style shades from fitted sheets. This ingenious project from the book Living in a Nutshell uses twin-size bedsheets to create quick and easy balloon shades. Read all about it (and more DIY project ideas) in this Houzz coverage.

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Eclectic Edge Even though balloon shades are very traditional in style, this pair succeeds in creating a more modern look. The geometric pattern of the fabric, along with the playful vertical ties, adds the element of whimsy that's often found in eclectic spaces. Style tip: Save money by creating your own balloon shade — vertically gather a single, ordinary curtain from top to bottom with ribbon.
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Create balloon-style shades from fitted sheets. This ingenious project from the book Living in a Nutshell uses twin-size bedsheets to create quick and easy balloon shades. Read all about it (and more DIY project ideas) in this Houzz coverage.
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DIY balloon shades: Make classic balloon shades in a jiffy using patterned twin extra-large fitted sheets. Leave the lower half of each sheet's elastic edge on to create the balloon effect. Remove the upper edge elastic, fold the sheet over a curtain rod and fuse the fabric together with iron-on webbing. Hang the rod up and finish off the look with ribbon pinned to the top of the shade. Tying the ribbon ends together at various heights allows this sheet to work just like an actual shade.
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From "Living in a Nutshell": Make classic balloon shades in a jiffy using patterned twin extra-large fitted sheets. Leave the lower half of each sheet's elastic edge on to create the balloon effect. Remove the upper edge elastic, fold the sheet over a curtain rod and fuse the fabric together with iron-on webbing. Hang the rod up and finish off the look with ribbon pinned to the top of the shade. Tying the ribbon ends together at various heights allows this sheet to work just like an actual shade.
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