Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hoop Dreams $16 Custom Window Treatments

To say that my son loves basketball is the understatement of all understatements. My little guy literally went from dribbling baby food down his shirt to dribbling a basketball down a court. Every day on the way home from his nanny's house he would stare out the window pleading, "Please see a 'gasketball' goal, please see a 'gasketball' goal." When he would spot one, he would throw his head back and shout, "'gasketball' gooooooooooooal!"

So, when it came time to give him a big boy room, the theme was a given...all things basketball. 10 years and four houses later (we've moved a lot), his room still reflects his love for the game. For the window treatments I wanted a topper look, but not just a regular topper. I wanted a topper made from basketball jerseys!

I'll pause here to give you your first "Get to Know Nikki Factoid." 
We'll call them Nikki's Knibbles & Bits.

Nikki's Knibbles & Bits #1: I can't sew at all. Not even a little bit.

With that bit of information, now you can understand how my desire for a basketball jersey topper had to be as simple as simple gets. I headed to Ross and lucked up on a heavy duty metal drapery rod, then to my local Conway store where I found a rack full of identical boy's nylon basketball jerseys marked down to $1 each!

Using the arm holes as rod pockets, I simply slid the jerseys on the rod, mounted the rod and voilà!
Six $1 jerseys and a $10 rod later, I had the ultimate b-ball lover's  window treatment and one happy little baller!



Score, wouldn't you say?

13 comments:

The Farm-Marm said...

That is brilliant! I had seen the curtain rod to hang a jersey for display...But this just took it up a notch! Love it!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Really inventive!

MeenyMoe said...

I can't sew a stitch either, Ms. Nikki! You did an amazing job on that curtain topper. I give you two bows and a booty shake on your ingenuity! LOL

Nikki said...

LOL! And I am actually laughing out loud, MeenyMoe. Thanks for the compliment and the laugh.

Nikki said...

Thanks Farm-Marm!

Nikki said...

Thanks, Pam. I try!

Beth said...

This is so creative!! Can't wait to see what you come up with next. Great Blog!

Anonymous said...

Love your site - can't wait to see more!

Roxie Tenner said...

Whoa, I bet your son couldn’t stop staring at those curtains! What I love about the treatment is that it goes outside the box and has a very personal touch. It seems that the room truly belongs to a basketball fan, especially with the KG cutout beside the treatment. I would definitely love to see more, Nikki! :)

Katie Nicoll said...

Wow! Who would have thought that you can come up with awesome window treatments from basketball jerseys? The idea looks simple, but it’s very unique. Only few would’ve thought of that. Nice one , Nikki! When it comes to designs, you just really have to widen your creative horizons and perspectives and let the creative juice flow!

Lida Swisher said...

You gave me an awesome idea! We’re planning to renovate our son’s bedroom and I think it would be wonderful if we do something like this! My son will surely love it since he’s a major NBA fan!

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Fatcat said...

cool, cool, cool.

Love your 'out of the box" thinking style.