Earlier this year – in January – I came across a remnant fabric at JoAnns Fabric that I just had to have. At the time, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it, but I couldn’t leave the store without it (and it was insanely cheap because of a sale they were having on remnants.) Soon after that weekend, I knew I wanted the fabric to be my new bedroom curtains. And thus began the great curtain change-up of 2013.
Sadly, I did not have enough fabric to make two pairs of curtains (I barely had enough for one set), so I bought a brown taffeta that matched the brown in the original fabric.
I cut my pretty fabric in half (and also the brown solid fabric in half) and sewed the edges over, rather than fabric taping them. I had curtain hooks from Ikea that I used to hang them. The curtains in our master bedroom are short because of where the heating vents fall in the room (and I’m crazy about not having curtains touch the vents.
The cream curtains then moved into the guest room (which I love – it’s so bright in there now!)
Guest room before:
The gray/pink striped curtains then moved downstairs to the furnace room!
There isn’t much we can do about the wood paneling in that room, but I think the curtain switch-up is a vast improvement over 1973 floral print!
Have you made curtains for your home? Do you even have curtains? I once worked in the drapery department at JCPenney. I actually know a lot about them now, but when we bought our home I chose to make most of our window curtains. (I just like the fabrics I can get from a fabric store more than what I usually see ready to hang.)