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!

Blessings,
Jamie
freckled laundry
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66 comments:

  1. I think they are absolutely fabulous! It inspires me to think about creating my own curtains for my living room!

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  2. Great job!! Completely inspired me to get out my sewing machine and get on new curtains for Ruby's room and our room.

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  3. ooh they look awesome!!!! love the bold stripes, and your ingenuity!

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  4. Love the drapes and the design!! Beautiful job!!! I'd love to share this on my blog :)

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  5. beautiful...now come to some for me!!

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  6. I think they are FABULOUS!! Very clever, money well spent!

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  7. Great project at a great price! I love it when a plan comes together!!!

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  8. Love it! I did a similar thing with Walmart twin sheets. Great minds. ;)

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  9. They turned out great! So pretty! If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest posts and enter to win my giveaway!

    peacelovedecor.com

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  10. Super cute! Love the stripes! I would love for you to come link up your homepage at my Get Social Sunday party and show off your blog!
    http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/08/get-social-sunday.html

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  11. Beautiful! I love this - it would work perfectly in my craft room - im SOOOOO doing this :) thanks

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  12. Jamie,

    I love these!!! Holy cow what a score on the table cloths too, did I mention I love these?

    Hugs, Tanya :)

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  13. these are beautiful! thanks for sharing!

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  14. Thay look absolutely incredible! I don't usually like curtains (well, ones that block the light anyway) but I LOVE these - they are fabulous enough and you make it sound simple enough that I want to try it myself!!! Thanks Jamie. :)

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  15. P.S. I just found your blog and had to follow along! :)

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  16. Oh I love them! I have been wanting to do striped curtains since I have tons of windows as well and the price can add up if you buy them. Even Wally World is 20.00 a panel. I think I might have to do this!

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  17. Great job! I'll be on the look out for some table cloths to make something for my dining room. Great idea?

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  18. These look amazing! I loooove black and white stripes!

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  19. These look fantastic. I've been falling for black and white stripes lately!

    If you get a chance I would love for you to come share this post at my Pin Party.

    http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/08/pintastic-monday-link-party-3.html

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  20. The curtains are fantastic! And it seems easy enough that maybe I could try it myself:) Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Since I have been obsessed with the idea of putting bold striped curtains in my living room this past week I have to say these look terrific! Genius...about using the table cloths..hmm now only if I could sew.

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  22. I love the look of your new curtains. I have inspired me to make some curtains for our family room. ;o)

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  23. Gorgeous!! I can't believe you made them so cheaply. They look like they cost a fortune. Your room looks amazing!

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  24. These looks great! I want to make these too but I'm afraid my lines won't be straight. Any suggestions?

    GREAT JOB!!!
    FABULOUS!!

    Lura
    x

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  25. I love the bold statement!! Especially with the photos in between. Just found you today through my girlish whims.
    Angie
    www.swededreamer.bogspot.com

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  26. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - - you were featured today!!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  27. They look amazing! What a great idea to use tablecloths!!

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  28. They look lovely! Great idea to use tablecloths to get the size you need!

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  29. Oh my gosh! They are awesome! I really love the bold, clean look. You did a great job (as usual).

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  30. Cute idea! and for $6 - Way to go girl!!! Would love to invite you to link up and share over at Curb Alert's! Friday Block Party. Hope to see you there! http://tamicurbalert.blogspot.com/2012/08/friday-block-party-13-come-join-us.html
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

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  31. Just stunning. I adore the black and white and want curtains like this, too!
    Would love of you stopped by my party happening now to link it up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  32. The bold design is just perfect!! I love them you did a fabulous job!
    I just bought a shower curtain for my bathroom that is the same black and white stripes.! I love the look.
    Susan
    Homeroad.net

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  33. Love the boldness of these and of course I love anything black and white. Great job!

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  34. I love the bold look you went with. Great job! Thanks for linking up to our "Pretty Things" party! Hope to see you back here next week.

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  35. This is brilliant! I too have huge windows and have been searching for this idea but to no avail Im so happy I found you! Im following you:)Stop by sometime and chat with your new friend!

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  36. Love it! No, I would never dream that you made them for such a bargain. I have several large windows that I need to get curtains for, I keep saying that I'll make them when I find just the right fabric. Never would have thought to look at tablecloths from Wal-Mart. Will have to go check them out next time I'm there. You did a great job. Love them!!

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  37. Oh my gosh. Love these curtains, they turned out fantastic...I adore stripes, so you had me at the post title! I can't wait to feature these.

    xoxo, Tauni

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  38. What an awesome idea! Love that you used tablecloths. Wonder if I can get someone to sew some for me. Thanks for the idea. Pinning!

    Tausha
    sassystyleredesign.com

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  39. oh my gosh! I've been wanting to make these too!

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  40. Girl, you scored with these curtains. Style, price, and did I mention the style? Brilliant.

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  41. Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog today! Come stop by and grab a featured button :) http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2012/08/your-whims-wednesday-72-and-features.html

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  42. Jamie-

    These really transform your room! What a wow factor.

    I featured you tonight at Creative Juice. Thanks for sharing last week. I'm also pinning and facebooking this post as well...

    Have a good one
    N

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  43. Those are so beautiful! I love them in your room! Fantastic idea!! Megan

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  44. They look GREAT, Jamie! Thanks for sharing with air your laundry friday. I'll be featuring these tonight. :)

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  45. I love your post here. I actually spent a day a few weeks ago going to Ross stores to get cheap matching panels in cream. Then I bought black tablecloths from Target. I have been pinning the fabric on in different ways to figure out how I want to sew it on. I had it like this- in your pic. but we have multiple windows and a lot going on in the room..yada yada- so I really enjoyed seeing your stripes on multiple windows- just like I was going to do :) thanks!

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  46. Really cute! How did you make the backside of the curtains look good (your seam allowance)?

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    1. the seam allowance is about 1/2 inch. I haven't gotten around to making the back look good yet... shhhh, there are still strings everywhere ;o) That's the beauty of blogging I guess, that those things don't show up in the photos hahaha! One day I would love to line them with white fabric, but I just don't have the time or money to do it right now. thanks for your comment!

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  47. Jamie - I LOVE your curtains. They turned out so cute. Such a good idea.

    Judy

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  48. I love love the black and white curtains.Your room is looking so fabulous.Thanks !!!


    Drapes Melbourne


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  49. The black and white horizontal stripe given here re excellent. Know all about it

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  50. I LOVE these curtains!!! They are the coolest curtains I've ever seen. Great job:)

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  51. I came across this post while Googling for black and white striped rooms. I've heard of people piecing together plain white and plain black curtain panels, but never tablecloths. How clever! They make a big impact in the room.

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  52. Do you know what size table cloths you used? And what the width of your curtains turned out to be? This is exactly the idea I've been looking for! Thanks!

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  53. I want to do this! You are a genius!

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  54. I love these and i love the price!! were the tablecloths on sale? can you link the ones that you bought?

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  55. Love the curtians but where did you get the black stand in your picture I love it ?

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  56. Labels: black and white striped curtains, black and white stripes, cheap ... bcurtains.blogspot.com

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