April 7, 2009

Going Green: New Curtains

Who can resist this?

I couldn't:
The delicious green houndstooth was $1.  Not per yard.  For the whole thing!
The trim was purchased for a specific reason (see below).
The black and white, well, it was an impulse buy.  Only 1/2 yard didn't hurt the purse fund too much.

We recently repainted our family room (See Going Green here).  The black curtains match the green fine, but I wanted something light and airy for the summer.


Before:
Oh, I forgot to mention that I needed to do it on a very tight budget.  So I visited Wally world and found this:
Two panels for $10.  I didn't realize that they were attached together at the top.  So I just cut them apart and stitched up the edges.  Then I added a little  bling in the name of fringe and...

Tada!

With a little fringe, you can make the 'mainstay' everyday something unique!

15 comments:

Marilyn said...

WOW! You did good! Love what you did with those Wal-mart curtains. How long are they? I need some >84 but <96. HA Love your blog.

Jenny Lynn said...

Those look great! Where did you see that fabric store? Possibly in Burlington, NC??

C Maisy said...

You did an amazing job.
Your house looks beautiful. Nice work Girl~

marty39 said...

We have a fabric outlet also and it is my most favorite place in the whole world. I love your curtains, they are all just gorgeous. Such beautiful fabrics and trims. Hugs, Marty

The Nester said...

nice job! I loved that looped fringe!

Carpoolqueen said...

The fringe is sheer perfection.

Jenny Lynn said...

I was curious about where that store was because a fabric store just opened in my town with a big sign just like that!

Anonymous said...

You amaze me, friend!
:) E

Handmade Housewife... said...

That looks fantastic! I've already been to Wally World this morning for groceries, but I may need to revisit for a pack of those fab curtains. Thanks for the great example!!

-Hayley

new every morning said...

The fabric store is in Burlington, NC... it recently moved from SC.
I'm thrilled!

Joyce said...

Wally curtains look good and I can definitely do some bling! Good job.
Joyce

KBeau said...

Amazing what a little fringe will do.

ellen b said...

I love the new look! Well done!! I also love your header. How good it is that we have a forgiving God!!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Excellent use of ready made and custom trim! It looks fantastic. And wow, do I wish I lived near that fabric outlet. I have fabric envy big time.
Cass

Destini said...

Fabulous choice for window curtains!! I'm in love with them...