Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Curtains, and Painting, and Sewing. Oh My!

This project started a couple of weeks ago, when I decided to hang curtains in my dining room. I had some pretty scarves, and thought they would go good - but then they came out looking like this... I hated it. I thought it looked too 'old' for me... So I went for a different 'clean' look and now I love it! I follow a VERY Creative blogger at Beneath my Heart where she transformed a drop cloth into curtains. Being that I just started sewing, I thought I could handle that! First, I had to paint my old rods... this process took the longest because I had limited room on my patio and it kept raining..
The different colored poles...
I bought this textured spray paint which worked great! This is the drop cloth I bought... The Home Depot guy thought I was a little weird... but just wait until you see the final project!! I had to wash, dry, and iron the drop cloths before I started the sewing, and I had to steam them A LOT because they are so thick...
I made the top!! I was very pleased with the way it came out - and how easy it was!
And then I hemmed the bottom... Because I re-used items I already had, I only had to purchase the drop cloths and the spray paint. So for around $60.00, I was able to hang curtains in my living room and dining room! YAY me!!

8 comments:

Cara said...

They look great! Good job!! I still need to tackle the curtain situation in our house. Well, the lack of curtains, that is. :)

Stephanie said...

Way to go girl!! I think it looks great! (and I love the pumpkin too!)
I'm just glad you are actually using your sweing machine! Most people buy it and then let it sit there! ;)

MOM said...

I think they look GREAT!!!....good job honey....I love the stone look too, your apt looks so cozy and warm just in time for the Holidays.

Krystyn said...

Those look great. What a creative idea!

Stephanie said...

I'm impressed! It looks really good - you still have those Halloween decorations at my house too :)

Anonymous said...

reading the blog rachel, reading the blog. see look at me being the best friend ever! NICE CURTAINS!
Kara

Lovely Lalo-Cha said...

That is amazing..cause Curtains and such are so expensive. GOOD JOB!

Emily said...

I love the curtains! I randomly made curtains for my dining room....less than 10 hours before the housewarming party! I am glad you didn't have time constraints. I also spray painted my curtain rods because I got them at Ross for really cheap but the were black and I needed brown. When I get a can of spray paint in my hands I think I can do anything...and have tried :-)