Sunday, August 28, 2011

The House That Creeks #6 CURTAINS!

Holy Crap People!!!! They are FINALLY finished!
These curtains nearly broke my back, I swear! Probably would not have been so bad had I had a proper place to work. The floor was the only obvious place to work because of the space but dang! it was tough. HOWEVER worth every bit of it!

I put off getting curtains for quite a while. Around blog land I have found bold stripes popping up everywhere. The first place that caught my eye was a shower curtain from Welcome to Heardmont see her's HERE awesome I tell you! So I had planned on painting but THEN I found THIS at The Yellow Cape Cod. holy schmoly! I fell in L.O.V.E

So I ordered some awesome priced fabulous sailcloth curtains from Curtain Works HERE
then I bought some linen fabric from Joann and ordered a 50 yard roll of grosgrain ribbon online. THANK GOODNESS my hubby was sitting there when I re figured how much ribbon I needed.
I ALMOST ordered 120 YARDS of ribbon when I only needed around 40 yards. bwwaaahhaa. I was forgetting to divide my feet by 3 to get the correct yardage! Math has never been my strong suit anyway. I ironed on fusible webbing to the black linen then iron those pieces to the curtains. For the ribbon I just used my handy dandy hot glue gun. I have burns to prove it too!

Here she is all finished! GASP... I KNOW RIGHT!!! swoon!!! Please ignore the paper above the chair.. that is my template for what I may hang there one day. not sure yet.

Here is another view from one side of the living room.

Here is a view with the template removed.. It was about time to remove it. I was starting to not even realize it was there anymore.

Here is a view from the other side. The sun sure is bright in the morning. The T.V. stand is temporary. I have that to share one day too.

This is obviously a close up. again.. L.O.V.E

Here is a view with a wee bit of the fire place showing. the room is 24 feet long and only 13 feet wide so it is really difficult to get the whole room in one photo

The curtain rod looks a little higher on the right side but it isn't.. well not as much as it looks in the photo. So thats it.. awesome striped curtains! I am soooo making some for my bedroom however I have decided that I will be painting those!!!



Linking to:
The DIY Showoff
The Shabby Nest
Funky Junk Interiors and

Kreative Korner

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Holly said...

Love the curtains, they look awesome!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I am in awe of your skills! Wow, those are amazing! I get so many ideas from you...keep 'em coming!

Karen said...

Wowza, Julie! Those curtains are so fantastically striking. Yes, love! :>

Gina said...

Wow Julie, very impressive my friend, very impressive!

Tanya Anurag said...

Good job done with the curtains.

We have a link-up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

Cindy said...

What an awesome job you did, Julie!! I love your room and the color!! You are quite talented!!!

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

Looks great. Love the stripes against the wall color.