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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Tea Towel Curtains (With An Unexpected Vintage Trim)

A few weeks ago I came across this idea and I knew I had to recreate it!

I was lucky enough to find these tea towels at Joann for $8.99/ 3-pack:

I added a little pocket to the back using some left over fabric from my dish towel project so that the curtain rod could slide through without having to fold back the fabric and lose the top stripe.

Here is the end result…sort of:

I would have been happy with a simple curtain made from just two tea towels.  Unfortunately, the fabric of the two towels was not long enough. Since I am in a rental, and the curtain rod was already attached to the wood trim, I didn’t want to make another hole in the wood.  Instead, I added some vintage eyelet trim I found at a thrift store in Florida many months ago.

It’s a little more “country” than I had envisioned, but I have grown to love it, especially since the trim reminds me of home.  I also love that it’s a mix of old and new.  Very fitting for a girl who just moved out of state for the first time EVER! 🙂

Sooo…what do you think? You know we heart comments here at Aqua Seventy6!

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