Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Living Room and Master Bedroom Drapes

First of all… I don’t sew. I failed sewing in high school, I mean I miserably failed. It was not pretty. However, I sewed drapes for my master bedroom and living room... Go Me! I can sew a straight line so each panel is sewn with four straight lines… very simple.

I found the fabric at Hancock's in the clearance section for $5.99/ yd, so if I messed it up it wouldn’t be too big a deal. My ceilings are pretty tall so each panel needed 3 ½ yards with a total of four panels in each room. There is a one inch hem on each side and the bottom, then a four inch hem at the top so that it would be thicker and therefore maybe hang better (I think it worked, I got the look I was going for). I used curtain ring clips and hung them Nester Style (fold and clip)... thank you Nester for the easy instructions, I need easy. :-)

I found that curtain rods are very expensive, especially when you need sixteen feet, so I purchased two eight foot closet rods for each room (a total of four rods) and spray painted them with espresso spray paint then added finials to each end. In the middle where the rods meet is covered by the bracket. I used three brackets in each room.

Here are the living room drapes:




The bedroom drapes... it was difficult to get a good photo because of the light coming in the windows, hopefully you can get an idea of what they look like.  The fabric is chocolate brown with a blue dot cluster and the walls are the same shade of blue as the dots.  Here is a close up of the fabric:

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14 comments:

Carole said...

You did an excellent job! Way to go!

Restorative Living said...

Wow, fooled me! I thought you had sewn in pinch pleats...wouldn't have guessed it was fold and clip! Great job!

And thanks for stopping by to say hi!

My Slice of Heaven said...

The curtains look beautiful! I'm thinking of putting some in our living room and you have inspired me to get it done!

Belinda said...

Wow, FABULOUS!

jenjen said...

Your curtains are so pretty. I love the design in them. Great job!

XOOX
Jen

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wowwwwww! Yeah, GO YOU! They look BEAUTIFUL!

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Okay, so I can sew, but I've never wanted to try sewing curtains...I like yours a whole lot! They look great, and you'd never know that you didn't actually sew them. ;)

Thanks for coming by The Sweetest Petunia!

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

You did a great job! I love the little blue dots on your fabric. I always had a problem with windows in our old house. Lots of windows together look great, but they are hard to deal with when it comes to window treatments without spending a mint!

Thanks for joining us! It looks like you are getting settled in there!

~Kim

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Very nice--you know, if you didn't tell people you couldn't sew, they would never know! :o)
Smiles, Karen

Whimsical Creations said...

You did a great job!!

Lyn S said...

Who says you can't sew? Great job!

Little T said...

I Made IT!!!
Great idea and money saver. Glad I found your blog. I love the red of the curtains in the bedroom.

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cajunsis said...

Looks like you did a pretty darned good job of sewing to me. Maybe some of the high school lesson rubbed off on you and just resurfaced? Your home ec teach would be super proud of you. Love the curtains. Great job! Now you should come to Singapore and help me out... lol...

The Thriftress said...

Good job! I just got a sewing machine and I need to learn to sew a straight line...
Sarah