Well, I kinda followed it.
Actually... just now reading through her tutorial, I didn't really follow it, so I think it would be better to say her windows were my inspiration.
I love me some Martha but I think Ms. Stewart over complicated the process, plus she had more time and money than I did - she used chiffon over her fabric. My windows were not for inside my house or to be seen by neighbors from the road. They were to use in our back shed for a party.
1. White sheets. I stumbled on half price day at the thrift store. Picked up all the old white top sheets they had. Think it cost me $3.00, I have extra.
2. Get old windows. Mine - 100 year old ones from our old barber shop building. I used some that had divided glass, some without. Cut the sheets to size.
4. Buy cheap dark gray interior latex paint, or do like I did, get the really cheap black paint and add some white till you get the dark gray color you want. Do not paint on the sheet while it is directly on your dining room table. The paint will bleed through.
5. Let dry a good long while so it doesn't smudge.
6. Staple gun it to the back of your window.
My way allows you to skip Martha's whole template enlargement and grid thing. Which just seemed like drawing it twice anyway. But if you want your template enlarged by all means follow Martha. My template is plenty large already thank you very much.
This ghost window was behind junk yesterday, but it was hanging in the window so the ghoul was glowing from the sunshine. The others are just hanging up behind the glass.
This is what they look like with lights behind them, in this case some pumpkins and moonlight.
|Before the Sheer Curtain|
7. While at the thrift store, also pick up some yucky haunted house looking window sheers to use as your curtains.
|After with the sheers in front|
The idea was to create the illusion of being inside the haunted house looking out at the creepy things in the night. The sheers were hung on branches, because branches are free and curtain rods are not. The sheers were long and they dropped down behind our food table. We evenly spaced them along that wall and experimented with what color bulbs to hang behind them.
I should mention these windows were heavy and big. And yes those are suitcases on the food table. Sorry the photos are not up to snuff, they were back in the olden days 2011 BB (before blogging).
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