Curtains Two Ways

Curtains are one of the easiest and fastest ways to warm up a room. Naked windows can be great when you have a fantabulous view, but for the most part, windows need a little dressing.


Sewing curtains is just 4 straight seams all the way around! You can do it in 1/2 and hour or less.


Four little seams go a long way (and save a lot of money!).
Or even easier…use something that is already made.


You all saw Yvette’s tea towel curtains, this is my take on the same concept. An ode to my hometown (Tampa) makes its home in my Nashville powder room. I used some twisted sticks I found at JoAnn’s to create a unique and inexpensive curtain rod.


These curtains meet all the criteria for a great DIY project: easy, affordable and fun. Plus they make me super happy when I look at them!



Affordable Sheets Become Dream Curtains

When we decided to move to Virginia, one of the things that I knew we would miss the most is the short drive to the beautiful Florida beaches.  As I set out to decorate my children’s new bathroom, I found a sweet frame that summarized my personal feelings about the beach: Sand between your toes, waves crashing, sunsets…it doesn’t get much better than this.

I was lucky enough to find matching towels and a bath rug, but what the bathroom really needed were curtains.  I scoured the fabric stores, but nothing stood out.  It wasn’t until one afternoon perusing Ross that I found a sheet set with the perfect pattern and color to match the bathroom.

So this…

Became this…

A perfect compliment to my beachy bathroom-in-progress.

What makes this even sweeter?  These microfiber sheets cost just $12.99.  I only used the flat sheet for these curtains so I still have a fitted sheet and two pillow cases to use for future projects!