Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Cheap Curtains

I went to Home Depot to look at paint samples for this and I saw this package of drop cloth. There was a big sign that said SPECIAL which means to me I must stop and see what it is all about. So the special was 2 drop cloths for the price of one. 6x9. SPECIAL really meant something to me now. So for $9.98 I walked out with my dining room curtains. And paint samples. I got home and pulled out this curtain rod that my neighbor found on clearance at Wal-Mart. Can you believe she called me and told me? What a great friend! I have had it for 3 months.






See, even the package said SPECIAL!


I know. Things this cheap really do exist. I finally have found something cheap enough to brag about. And yeah, it is a double rod. Ouch!



I sewed a line across the top after I folded the top over itself. I didn't even sew another line to make a true pocket for the rod.





Then I was able to pull the fabric this way and that way to create this lovely puff. That is a real term, right? The canvas is so thick it was super easy to work with. And I love the color and texture. Now I know what color to paint this room. White. I don't think I have ever painted anything white. Seriously. So for a grand total of 16.98, I have new curtains and the room look so much more complete. even though it is not. Is a room ever complete?



8 comments:

loven it! said...

wow!! i so need to do that tooo!! did you get them at walmart?? looks great!

Claudia said...

Good job Julie!

Lewis Family said...

Awesome! great ideas for the canvas cloths

Cindy Harvey said...

K, so I'm so going to Home Depot to get me some of these for my reading room. I LOVE that puff-thingy you did. Great blog, btw.

Ruth said...

I love that drop cloth. It looks great.

Ruth

Kira said...

Awesome. I just visited your blog linked from Kelly's so don't mind my sneaking in. I'm adding you to my list, all your good ideas! And kudos on the great deal. Post-worthy to be sure. You'll look at those curtains and think "I'm pretty cool" every time :-)

Texas Tingey said...

sad, really, that i had to see them on the blog. THEY LOOK FABULOUS!!!!!!!! Good job!

Jenn said...

Julie they are gorgeous! Teach me your ways you talented woman you. Thanks again for the bday chocolate