I just spent the entire weekend packing and unloading a 26 foot moving truck… with copious amounts of help from my entire family (thanks y’all!). We are finally in our new house… if “in our new house” means surrounded by stacks of boxes! We are no where near unpacked yet! My mind is reeling with all of the ideas for projects, furniture arrangements and decorations… I am going to be very busy with this new house for a while!
The one thing I didn’t expect? How many WINDOWS our new house has! There are two in the master, two in the craft room (yes I’m getting a craft room!!! woot woot!!), one in the guest room, two in the office, two in the living room, and two in the kitchen. That’s a total of eleven windows… and I have a total of 3 solid curtain panels… and 3 sheers. Sheers are great for looks but not so hot for function.
So even if I use the sheers I have to spread my six curtain panels across 11 windows… or make new ones! So what’s a girl to do? Re-search curtains of course! Here’s the best ideas Pinterest had to offer 😉 .
No Sew Script Drop Cloth Tutorial
I have loved the drop cloth phase that is gong on… and working at Sherwin-Williams I have easy access to drop cloths! I think these would make an adorable addition to the living room where french script on canvas is already fairly prominent…. the blue filigree drapes from the living room could easily be moved to the bedroom where we need a set of two drapes!
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How to Stencil Drapes
That’s right… you can STENCIL drapes! I have been dying to stencil something ever since I saw a stenciled rug… but sadly I am a very bad stenciler (ps: stenciler is a word). I love the finished look of this pattern… but am afraid I would butcher it too badly and have to start all over again! They’re so pretty though!
How to Sew Lined Hidden Tab Curtains.
This is really what we need for the bedroom… I sleep very lightly so a cave of darkness is necessary at bedtime. If the living room curtains don’t work in the bedroom perhaps I can talk my loving, beautiful, kind mother into helping me tackle a pair of curtains for the bedroom! (Hi mom!)
Privacy Window using Contact Paper!
I absolutely love this idea! It’s so pretty! I know it wouldn’t work in the bedroom where darkness is a MUST but maybe in the craft room where a complete cave effect isn’t necessary? For the price of contact paper it would be worth a try!
Tablecloths for Curtains
Can you believe these lovely yellow and grey drapes are actually tableclothes?!? I guess the moral of the story is you can make anything into curtains if you try hard enough! Such a great way to get a lovely pattern at a great price! I recently found a pair of sheets at Dollar General in the same pattern as my new kitchen chair covers (yes, they’re FINALLY going to be made!)… so I bought the sheets knowing that I could use the fabric to make curtains! Since I now have two windows in my kitchen I think it was a great purchase!
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