DIY: Drop Cloth Curtain Panels with Leading Edge Detail

September 5, 2013

DIY: Drop Cloth Window Panels with Leading Edge Detail. High-end look for less than $20 to make. via @Jenna_Burger,

I'll be honest, none of the window curtain panels in my home cost more than $50.  Yet all are custom made.  Not by an uber-expensive fabricator, but by me. Store-bought and/or custom-made curtain panels can be very pricey, but the same look (or better) can be achieved by making your own.  And guess what, it's not difficult...   As the calendar turns and another Fall approaches, Lowe's put The Team to the test this month to create a new window treatment for the home.  I was in need (well more like a want) of new window panels for the dining room, so I knew it was the perfect … [Read more...]

10 Online Resources for Affordable Curtains

February 28, 2013

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Window panels can make (or break) a room.  Without, a space can feel bare, but with, a space can surely make a statement.  The finishing touches like curtains, accessories, pillows, are so important to give a space character, pop, and completeness.  Without the layers, a room simply looks blah and boring. Window treatments, specifically curtains (or as I call them drapery panels), are tricky for some.  All the choices - length, width, fabric style, color, privacy, blackout, room darkening (and the list goes on...) - gets people caught up, resulting in bare, blah walls, the wrong style, … [Read more...]

DIY: How-To Hem (no sew) and Add Stripes to Curtains Using Paint

February 19, 2013


I hope you had a great weekend!  I know it's Tuesday, but since my husband and kids had off yesterday for President's Day, it feels like the first day of the week for me.  In spite of having a no-plan weekend, the 3 days flew by and we were majorly busy (new projects, photographing others, food shopping, car buying, etc.).  How does 36 hours fly by that fast?  Anyway, since showing you my newly created home office / family room last week,  I've got a slew of DIY projects to share.  First up... A 'how-to' on how I hemmed and created the thin-striped curtain panels (I know a few of you have … [Read more...]

How To Make Any Curtain into a Shower Curtain

March 13, 2012


I am thrilled to have my master bathroom complete!  The kind and thoughtful comments that YOU, my awesome readers, have left over the past week have made the craziness all worth it.  So thank you, thank you, thank you.  As I mentioned during the reveal, I DIYed (technically not really a word, but you got it) my shower curtain using two window drapery panels (a.k.a. curtains), and now I'm going to show you how. I had found these curtain panels a while ago and they were basically the inspiration for the space and everything I chose was set around these beauties. When I originally … [Read more...]

DIY: How to Make Simple Lined Window Drapery Panels

November 8, 2011


For the past few months, I've been thinking about doing some updates to my bedroom.  There's nothing "wrong" with it, but some of the elements - window treatments, pillows, pictures - have been around for a while and you know me, I always need something to change or update! First thing on the list?  Window Treatments. The 'before' window panels were from our previous home and the length has always been an issue since I repurposed them in this space.  They are beautifully lined panels from Pottery Barn (with matching pillow covers), but I was just ready for a change! This is how they … [Read more...]