Monday, April 4, 2011

Tablecloth Curtains

I have been searching for fabric for two months for curtains but everything I love doesn't fit my budget. Until, now!! I went to Target this weekend to walk around and dream and get ideas. Yes, Tar-jay is my place of refuge when I need to clear my mind. I sometimes go on an hour long trip around the store only to walk away with an Icee and of course a chocolate chip cookie. As I made my fourth....fifth.....sixth trip around the store I saw a tablecloth that I have seen many times before but I don't really use tablecloths so I usually keep on cruising by. But a light bulb moment came to me and I thought CURTAINS! So I compared the measurements of curtain panels and the tablecloth and they were both 84" long. The width of the tablecloth was 60" and my widow was only 36" so I excitedly grabbed one and stepped over to the curtains and bought drapery clips. Well, later that evening I sat on my couch and ate my evening ice cream and admired my work. And yes, I have a bowl of ice cream almost  every night! heehee
 First I cut the tablecloth in half, luckily there was a fold already in the center so I just followed it.
 Next I sewed a seam on each panel where I cut. You can also use the NO SEW iron on stuff. I usually use that but I didn't have any.
Last, I hung my rod and clipped seven drapery ring on each panel.
 I hope to get some bamboo blinds soon and replace the vinyl ones there now.
Total cost was $18.99 for tablecloth (if you aren't set on a certain print, look for clearance!)
$9.99 for the cafe rod
$6.99 each for a pack of 7 drapery clips, I bought two
My total cost about $43. I usually wouldn't pay full price for the tablecloth, making my total MUCH less but I LOVE this print and it matched my place mat pillows!


6 comments:

  1. Very nifty idea. I noticed how good looking Target's tablecloths were the other day when I was browsing. Why do curtains have to be so expensive? You made a great choice. And so easy!

    I found your project on Made By You Monday.

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  2. Love it!!! i have the same dilemma in my living room windows

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  3. Which window did you put this on? Good choice on the print ... whatever room they're in. Love 'em!

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  4. Okay, you totally have to check out my blog because I had the exact same idea in February (same print and everything). I LOVE my curtains and I think great minds definitely think a like!

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  5. Love those curtains! I have those colors in my master bedroom, and will definitely be checking Target for that tablecloth.

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  6. I love these! Great look!!

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