Sunday, February 17, 2013

Curtains

We just bought a house about 6 months ago, and moved in about 3 months ago. One thing we love about this house is that there are a ton of HUGE windows (which we just had replaced with nice, new low-e windows this week! *squeel!*). With many large windows comes a need for many large window treatments for privacy and decoration. For the last few months I just threw up what was available, starting with sheets, moving up to hand-me-down curtains, and what I could find on sale. Now I'm starting to get new curtains made for the windows to somewhat match the decor, much to my husband's dismay sometimes. (We'll get to that story...)
I have found that a lot of times you can find curtains on sale for cheaper than what the fabric would cost to make them. This was true with some curtains for our front door window. I thought I had taken a before picture, but I can't find it now. My camera probably mal-functioned when I took it and it didn't save. Man, I really need to get a new camera. (But we just bought 30 windows, so it will have to wait...)
The curtains were longer than the door was, so we had to tie a knot in each of them so they wouldn't drag under the door and get ruined.
Valentine's Day I decided to get going on some sewing projects which I had been avoiding by doing my quilting and puffs. This was one of the most obvious and a fairly easy project to start with. I just measured, chopped, ironed, sewed, and done! Here's how they turned out (sorry about the weird lighting/colors. it just isn't an ideal place for pictures):
 Two layers, one more opaque that the other. Tied back with the original tasseled ropes with a button attached to one of the loops. This was taken at dusk so you can see that the light is still able to come in some, but there is still some privacy. 
 Here's what it looks like when it's dark so you can see the detailing on the curtains. 
Remove the tassels and there's more privacy for night!
I'm quite excited about how they turned out and their very cheap price tag (hint: clearance at walmart!). 

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, I love them! And how fun to have a house!!

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