Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What I REALLY Do ....

Over the past few years I have shared with you many things I have created, but I haven't showed you what I "Really Do".

What I mean, is what I do for my
"REAL JOB".

Today I thought I would share with you
 some of my custom drapery creations. 
"Creations by Sherry Lynn"
 has been my custom drapery business for about 16 years. 

 I love designing and creating things for my clients. 
 Here's what I have been up to the last few weeks....


This was a very large window. 
I added some decorative elements.
I chose to use a large tassel
to hang from the finials on the ends of the rod.



The client had a beautiful chandelier
 hanging from the center of the ceiling.


Because the window was very wide,
I shirred the cornice fabric to give it some additional texture.
I also selected a beautiful trim with crystal beads.


This window was in a master bathroom.


I choose to use a beautiful embroidered faux silk fabric.
The walls were painted a pale blue.  The clients had inherited an oriental rug which had a variety of shades of blue.


The tassel trim added the perfect touch!


In addition to the bathroom
 the clients had two identical windows in the office.
These simple empire style window treatments
were exactly what she wanted.

I love adding to trim to the drapery treatments.
I think it takes the drapes from ordinary to extra-ordinary!


These last two rooms were just installed this morning.
This window treatment was for a client who is a recent widow. 
She wanted something bright and cheery
for her living room window.


I added a striped fabric cut on the bias.  
This was the perfect coordinate for the floral fabric.


Now this last job took some work. 
The window was so large I could not fit the entire window
 into the picture. 
The bay window had FIVE sides to it!


Each cornice was made separate. 
The jabots covered where the cornices were joined together.


Here's the other end of the window. 
It was a total of 27' of cornices. 
I was nervous the entire time the installation was taking place.
One wrong measure on my part, and all the angles would be off.
The cornice had to go up in one piece. 
Because the window treatment was going right up to the ceiling, 
 all the jabots and drapery panels
were attached before we put it up.

Early this morning I had to recuit my two boys to help with the install.  This is the first time I have needed them to help.
 (I had to buy them lunch after!)

To get the cornice installed, it took my installer, myself and my two sons to hoist the cornice 9' up to the ceiling.



Once the bay was installed I let out a BIG sigh of relief.
The 4' arched cornice over the sink was a breeze to intstall!


I don't know why I haven't shared with you my drapery creations. 
If you want to see more head on over to Sharon's blog
I recently did a few rooms for her
and she was so sweet to post about them!

I'll be sharing this with the following sites.

14 comments:

Shabbily By The Sea said...

Wow all are beautiful!
You are super talented and thanks for sharing your real job!
Love Kristina x

Regina from The Queenly Abode said...

What beautiful creations, you are so talented!
have a great day,
Regina

Jane said...

Those are all beautiful. You did a great job. It reminds me of my mothers' work. She sewed draperies at home for many years. We always had this huge board with measurements on top of our dining room table and rolls of fabric standing in the corner with her sewing machine right at the end of the table. My dad would cut boards for her and help her put them up when a client requested something different. Us girls would sometimes help lay out the roll of fabric ready for cutting. Most times our help was in the kitchen in the next room though. We were learning to cook from her instructions while she sewed. She passed away a couple of years ago. In her 80's she was still doing some sewing. When going through her house, we found a book she had created when a teen in school. It showed her beatiful hand stitches providing a sample of each kind. Thank you for sharing your work.

slommler said...

What beautiful creations
Hugs
SueAnn

Traci said...

You're so talented!! I love them!!!They're all gorgeous. I think the first ones are my favorite! I love the fabric.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Wow Sherry, you do some beautiful work! I enjoyed looking (okay, drooling) over the beautiful photographs. I hope you will show more in the future :D

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Such beautiful window treatments! You are so flippin' talented.

Jill said...

Oh WOW! Those are some BEAUTIFUL curtains- great details, co-ordinating fabrics and colours - and fabulous overall effects! You really have a special talent!

I found you through a Friday blog hop. I’m following you now and hope you’ll stop by my blog sometime too! Have a lovely week.
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Crystal Jigsaw said...

These are beautiful. I have to say, the first curtains and drapes you picture here would look fantastic in my house. It's the sort of thing I'm looking for though I haven't had curtains at the windows for many years as they all have shutters.

Found you on the Boost My Blog Friday blog hop.

CJ xx

Accepting and Embracing Autism said...

Hi from your latest follower. I found you blog hopping. Love your blog. Will be sure to check you out again. Be sure to come by and say hello. www.acceptandembraceautism.blogspot.com Sarah

Chris said...

Oh. My. You are seriously talented! I can't get over how perfectly the pleats hang and how it looks like the drapes are sculpted! Perhaps I'm stunned because I can't even sew a straight line, but these are beautiful treatments. Thanks for sharing!

Mindie Hilton said...

I am just reminding everyone about tonights link party that runs Friday evening through Mondays!
I also have an ongoing give away link party now too.
Hope to see you soon.
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come strut your stuff

Chef in Training said...

gorgeous! They are all amazing! You have a great blog! I am visiting from the Boost My Blog Friday! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me back! thanks so much!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

Cupcake said...

WOW - you're draperies are amazing!

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