Thursday, June 9, 2011

My Curtains

In an ideal world, i would go antique shopping every day, and buy everything I like without ever looking at the price.  Then, I would bring my treasures home to my on staff designer (who also picks out my clothing for me), who would then combine all my fabulous finds with some terrific modern pieces to create the perfect blend of showcase and comfort.  Until that day, I am filling my home with an eclectic mix of old stuff and cheap stuff painted black.  And I am learning to embrace my inner DIY.
   So here is my most recent project!
These are the curtains that were in my room. I have two of these windows.   Note the really ugly curtain rod.
They don't exactly inspire thoughts of luxurious retreat for completely exhausted single momma.
So, I bought this queen size flat sheet at Savers for $2.
Then I went to my mom's and asked her to help me cut it in two pieces.  That is when she kidnapped my project and escaped to her craft room.  She hemmed the cut edges, and picked open the edges at the top.  She emerged fifteen minutes with two completed curtain panels.  I took them home and they fit perfectly over those hideous rods. 
Ignore the wrinkles.
I gathered the bottom with some ribbon I bought in the dollar bin at Michaels.

I also bought these three pillows (the ones in front) that match the curtains for a dollar each at Savers.

It's finally starting to feel less like an empty apartment and more like my home.

1 comment:

  1. Nice! It's amazing what a little ingenuity can do. I love repurposing.