Today, I'm sharing a very quick and easy window treatment project, something you can create and finish within an hour -- I promise. I finished this project up long ago, but have just now got around to getting this on the blog. Procrastination!
When we moved into our house in Colorado, the curtains in the living room looked like this...
|This photo was from the real estate listing -- not my furniture!|
Um, yeah. Not so much my style. Blue, first of all. Really stuffy, second of all.
We've obviously got our own furniture in place in this room now, but it took awhile for me to change out the curtains. Remember this project, where I replaced the vertical blinds in our old house with drop-cloth curtains? I loved those so much (and hated to leave them) -- so I decided to make some for this house too.
Much better...and the easiest curtains you will ever make. I didn't even get fancy with them like I did on the originals in our last house.
To make these, you just need canvas drop-cloths from any home improvement store and those curtain clips you can get at Target or anywhere they sell curtains. Just fold over the drop-cloth until you get the length you want (you can cut off the bottom a bit if it's crazy long), clip on the curtain hangers and slide in on the rod. Done. Boom.
They let a surprising amount of light in, yet are opaque for privacy. And they're neutral enough for any decor. I love them.
I'll probably make more for a few other rooms in the house at some point. They just go with everything and are super cheap and easy to make.
Have you made your own curtains? I would love to see -- please share it here...