Thursday, January 19, 2012

Window Treating

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We all know about using drop cloth for window treatments by now, right?
I couldn't wait to jump on the bargain train and make a pair for my dining room.  

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The above look is what I wanted.  I would use my left over SW paint to paint stripes on the edges of the drop cloth. 140" drapes for under $25! Wow.
Somehow I missed the tutorial on painting drop cloth. 
The Yellow Cape Cod
Most tutorials, like The Yellow Cape Cod's, are about using regular curtains. Maybe that's the difference. Let's just say, I went through half a can of paint on one stripe. Could it be that drop cloths are used for soaking up paint? hmm...Not to mention the paint was dark navy.  I didn't have the patience nor the paint to finish so on to plan B.
Some type of blue floral print like one of these-
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I really love the bamboo shades too, which I hope to have eventually.

Found this fabric at Hancocks' on the clearance bin. $6 per yd.

Don't you love the color codes on the edges of fabrics? 
To be honest, I wasn't sold out on the fabric at first. But at that price and knowing it'd be a temporary fix, I could live with it for now. 
They turned out better than I imagined.
A little iron on hemming tape on all sides and up they go. No lining since they'll stay pulled back.



 Sometimes ignorance turns to bliss.

39 comments:

Gina said...

Tammie, they look great! I love the fabric that you chose.

Julie Harward said...

I had not heard of drop cloth drapes...but I think what you ended up with looks so elegant! :D

Marla and Steve said...

I love that fabric. It's perfect in the room.

Karen said...

I painted my stripes on the Ikea curtains & those too soaked up the paint. I love your new dining room curtains. Great job!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Well I think the trouble led to the best solution! They look marvelous~really! Great job Tammy!

Loretta said...

Tammie I love your Drapery, especially the black, red and white color scene...this is stunning! Thank you for sharing your work! Have a great day! xoxoxo

Andrea said...

I love your new drapes....curtains can make such a huge difference in a room! great job!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your drapes are gorgeous, Tammie! I love the color and pattern!

I made a table runner with drop cloth...the paint went on fine, didn't even absorb to the other side. I can imagine that curtains would be a HUGE project though!!

XO,
Jane

podso said...

LOL love your last sentence! They look great. I didn't know the paint would be so absorbed in the drop cloths, but maybe that's what they do and why they are called that.

I do think your choice turned out very well!

Karena said...

Tammie they are gorgeous; the pattern and colors are perfect!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Mari said...

Wow that fabric is gorgeous, and who could beat that price, I say you scored ;)


Smiles~
Mari

Calypso In The Country said...

I loved that fabric as soon as I saw it and it looks great with your walls!
-Shelley

Pamela Bates of Mercantile Muse said...

tammie, those look awesome. you should check out upscaledownhome on etsy.......she has the most fabulous curtain tie backs.

btw, i love a girl who can roll with the punches (or drop cloth as it may be) and move on to plan b.

Pamela said...

Gorgeous Tammy! The blue is fantastic in your dining room and I love the fabric!!
That house across the street from you ain't too shabby either!!!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Is this true are they really no sew? Cause maybe I could do something like that on a small scale. Did you use clips at the top? Well I love em.

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

Oooh, those are beautiful, Tammy. What a pretty room.

Cindy said...

Your window treatment turned out beautifully, my friend. I LOVE those draperies! You did a fabulous job on them and the blues on it are PERFECTION!
Love and hugs, Cindy

classic • casual • home said...

You are amazing. What a bargain...but you would never know it.

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

They look really nice and I love your dark walls. I saw a show that did that once and fell in love then. Art looks so good on dark walls!

Love Of Quilts said...

Outstanding!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Your curtains look great! It all worked out in the end! You are right, though, those dropcloths do soak the paint up!

blessings,
karianne

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Well done! Love it. I'm glad you went with the print...as it goes nicely agains the solid wall. Gorgeous!

Decor To Adore said...

Love, love LOVE those drapes. Bravo!

Donna said...

You find the most amazing photos...and your drapes turned out brilliantly!! They look wonderfully elegant Tammy!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Tammy, The fabric is beautiful and I love your cutains! xo, Sherry

Dayle said...

Woo-Hoo, I can comment again! Not sure what that was all about, but I'm glad to say the curtains are fabulous!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

They are beautiful, I love the fabric!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Love those drapes. I think they look wonderful.

pam {simple details} said...

Beautiful dining room color and wonderful job on your drapes! Glad to have found your blog! :)

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