Thursday, April 15, 2010

More No Sew Curtains

The other day I showed you my no sew roman shades HERE in my daughter's room...

I made curtains for my kitchen a few months ago, but am just getting around to telling you about them.....

I repainted my kitchen back in February, but haven't had a chance to blog about it because I'm not happy with the color.  I have painted it 3 times now, and am still not happy with the color....

So, I can't show you the entire kitchen until I am happy with it...which requires a 4th coat of paint....ugh....

But, until then, here are my new no-sew curtains I currently have in the kitchen...waiting on the perfect paint color to go with them....


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All I did was measure my window across... I believe it was about 39" wide. 

Then I bought 2 yards of fabric, and cut it in half....drapery fabric comes in about a 50" width (I believe) so by cutting it I had 2 pieces that measured 36" x 50"

Next, I folded the edges over once and hot glued them down...you can also use an iron and fabric tape...but hot gluing is much faster...

For the trim, I just hot glued it on the bottom as well....

Depending on how long you want your treatments you can fold the fabric in half, or part of the way down, or not at all. I folded mine in half. This way, I did not have to line them...saving me time and money!

**Also, if you hang them ABOVE your window, you won't need to line them because the sun won't be coming through them** (and they make your windows appear longer)

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Finally, I used my fabric tacks to tack the curtians up on the wall....folding the fabric to my liking....

There are many different ways you can hang your treatments, but I chose to hang mine like you see...but you can play around with diffferent ways to see what you like (that's the good thing about not having to mount any hardware for these...they are interchangable if you get tired of the current style)
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See my plain beige walls????.....now you see why I need to repaint for a 4th time...
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Instead of fabric tacks, you can buy some decorative hardware or tie-backs, or even a pretty doorknob to hang it with....but I wanted something simple and chose to go with just the fabric tacks...
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So there you have it.

no sew kitchen curtains.

Easy-Peasy.

...and cheap....

Happy Thursday!



1 comment:

val said...

Now that's a pretty good idea! I love the print on the fabric and the colors!