As you may have seen in one of my previous blog posts, I re-modeled my dining room to created a brighter, cozier, farmhouse feel by adding faux shiplap to the bottom section of the walls. It turned out amazing! To check it out step by step 👉🏻 click here 👈🏻
Anyways, once that project was done I was ready to move on to decorating the space! Yay!!
That meant curtain time! I knew I wanted light, airy and neutral curtains and after searching my local home decor shops I decided to just make them myself.
I came across a roll of natural osnaburg muslin fabric that was left over and stashed away from my fashion design days. When I had my children’s clothing line I used this fabric in every collection as an inexpensive, linen looking substitute. It was my fave!
You can purchase this same Osnaburg fabric from Hobby Lobby for $4.99 a yard. Use their 40% off coupon and you’ve got yourself a deal!
I wanted my curtain panels to be extra long because I was hanging the rod only a few inches from the ceiling. I decided to go with 8 foot long panels.
*So if you decide on 4, 8 foot panels, you will need to purchase about 11 yards of fabric. That’s just over $30 when you use your Hobby Lobby coupon! 😉
It was a cinch cutting these because if you just snip through the salvaged edge with your scissors you can tear it the rest of the way and have a perfect line straight across. So all you need to do is measure out how long you want them, make a quick snip, then rip!
Watch the video below to see exactly what I mean.
Then off to the sewing machine I went to sew them up, only to find that my sewing machine was broken!!! Whaaaaat!?! 😳😱😢😭
…..But then….. 😕😲💡🙂😁😀😝 I knew I was about to get creative! No Sew Curtains! Woop Woop! So off I went to….you guessed it….Hobby Lobby!
I found 2 packs of curtain ring clips for $7.99 each. Each pack contains 12 clips. I used 6 clips per curtain panel. Find them on sale or use a coupon for a more frugal buy.
It left the panels with a little too much fabric between clips to where the curtains didn’t lay as pretty as I hoped so I created another pleat between 2 clips and clipped it into the left clip and continued this pattern across the panel.
It’s hard to explain but hopefully this video and pictures will help!
Just so you know… I left the salvage edge on the left and right side of each curtain panel just the way they were. It was created this way by the mill to ensure there would be no fraying and I personally like the way it looks!
I think they turned out beautifully and this project turned out to be so much easier than originally planned! Not having to hem all that fabric was a huge plus even though I am still bummed about my sewing machine not working.
Now to talk about the curtain rod as promised….
I wanted something more industrial and unique than the average curtain rod so I took a trip to Lowe’s and got a 10 foot galvanized steel pipe for $20 and 2 galvanized holders in the same department for about $4 each. That’s it!! There are caps you can screw on the ends of the pipe as well but I decided not to get those for now.
Easy Peesy! What do you think?!?