Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Luxe curtains for $30

These might be the cutest curtains ever made by human hands. I also might be prone to exaggerating, you be the judge.

I woke up at 6am intending to go to hot yoga. Let me tell you, this is not a motivator to get out of bed. I hit the road to my friend's house (I wasn't about to pass out like a fool alone) and quickly went nowhere. *sitting*  *waiting* . Thirty minutes passed and I hadn't made it on to the freeway yet, DAMN YOU rush hour traffic. At this point I decided to head back home.

Or so I thought.

I decided to stop at Home Depot and get another can of grey paint (elephant skin) to finish my room. You guys, it took me THREE cans to paint my bedroom. Now before you can ask, NO, I do not live in a palace. I live in a standard house with standard sized rooms. I have no idea why it took so much paint was probably doing something wrong.

After getting the paint I decided to hit Walmart (What else is open at 6:30am?) to get supplies for a long planned project:

These curtains make my heart pitter patter.


2-  Twin size flat sheets from Walmart (This will be the liner)- $5 each
2- 3 yard sections of medium weight apparel fabric from Walmart (this will be the curtain)-$1.50 a yard
3   spools of 3/4" pompom trim ($2.97 each)
    Thread in coordinating colors


This project took me 90 minutes from start to finish

1. Iron/dry your liners, I threw mine in the dryer on refresh.
2. Trim your liner to fit the curtain.

Note: Your curtain will be longer than the liner, you
can leave the extra length and let it pool on the ground or trim it to size. I like the length.

3.  Fold all the edges over and sew a hem, leaving the top for last.

 Optional Steps
  • Scream at your dogs because they are playing Spartan Warrior all over your fabric.
  • Lock them outside with no toys.
  • Let them back in because they are tormenting the neighbor's dog
  • Wonder why your neighbors are such jerks.


4.  Fold the top edge over and create a pocket approx. 3" wide. You will use this pocket to hang the curtains.
5.  Attach your trim! I chose little black pompoms. Make sure you sew the trim on opposing sides as shown in the picture, I didn't want to trim the entire curtain.
6. You are done, hang them up and enjoy.

The trick is to line the cheap fabric. It gives the curtains weight and makes them look expensive.

I am so happy with the way they turned out.

So, you tell me. Are the curtains adorable or am I prone to exaggerating?

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