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.

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

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

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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.

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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!

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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!

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