Sunday, August 05, 2012

Black and White Horizontal Striped Curtains {made from tablecloths}

Hi everyone!  I finished the curtains for the front room...

It took me a while to get around to it, but I think it was worth the wait.  
The windows in our new house are gigantic and I had been looking for a window treatment solution  since the day we moved in.  We needed about 108" long curtains; that length is VERY difficult to find!  I ended up using Walmart tablecloths (that were solid black and solid white) for the fabric.  The tablecloths were only $3 a piece, so each panel came to about $6 total.  The Nester and The Yellow Cape Cod's curtains served as my inspiration.

Gorgeous, right?

I plan on leaving the walls white; most of the room is a hodge podge of craft supplies and kids' toys.  That is a recipe for a room that is both boring and messy.  I knew I would need something bold here to distract from the chaos and basic lack of decor in the room!
I love how they coordinate with the newly framed photo canvases

here are the tablecloths.

I took the tablecloths, cut them into 16" strips and sewed them together alternating the black and white stripes.  All in all, the project took about 5 hours.

The curtain rods are from Hobby Lobby and the rings and clips are from IKEA.  I never imagined I would be able to treat these windows for such a small amount of money.

What do you think?  Do they look like $6 drapes?  Is the bold design too much for the room?  Let me know in the comments!

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