Wednesday, May 4, 2011
$1.50 a yard Prim Gal Curtains....
Ok...so I am cheap, why not be cheap when Walmart has $1.50 a yard sage green, prim checked fabric that you can throw in your cart while grabbing your groceries...? If you can make a header you can make curtains. All I did was measure my windows and cutting the fabric is a breeze when its checks, just follow the line. I hemmed the sides first and then the bottom hems and lastly made the headers. For those of you who don't know what a header is its the part that your rod goes in and that little part that sticks up above the rod and ruffles a little. It looks much better when you make a header that just having a plain rod pocket, it gives the curtain a little more something something. I know a lot of people would say these belong in the kitchen but for those that love the Prim look they are just fine in the living room. The topper is just a shorter version of the bottom curtain, its just tied up with some of the fabric I cut into strips, sew easy! I chose sage green because it helped bring down the tone of my living room walls which is a mocha glazed pumpkin spice sorta deal. So since you go into my dinning room straight through my living room I brought the sage color of these curtains onto the dinning room walls (which were previously pumpkin). It seemed to help my soul a lot when I changed that color in the dinning room. You can see the new color in my previous post. I plan on making curtains for the dinning room as well and they will have the mocha glazed pumpkin spice color deal in them, also a cheap fabric from Joann's this time... That fabric is not a small check but a homespun fabric. I used tension rods for the bottoms and they just snap in between your window woodwork, I love tension rods. You can get them really cheap at your Dollar General store, like I said I am cheap! The toppers are on some fancy rods left over from my Victorian era... lol
Stay tuned because we are starting the stairwell where I plan to repaint my wood steps, use some stained glass window film instead of curtains and the walls are getting painted white. We are going for a stark gallery look because the Hubs wants somewhere to display his ever growing button collection. He plans on displaying some of them in old printer drawers, maybe I will display a few quilt blocks as well that I framed. Here are a couple more pictures. Happy Prim!