I was getting really tired of the valances in my kitchen. I wanted a lighter, brighter look so I decided to try my hand at making curtains. First I'll go ahead and show you some "after" pics with the new curtains. (all pics enlarge when clicked)
|I really love them! Even my hubby said "Wow, I can't believe what a difference it makes!"|
Just to refresh your memory, here's what the windows looked like before:
Here's what it looked like after I removed the valances and patched up the holes where the hardware was:
|Sorry about the flash...I just couldn't get a decent pic in here. I actually kind of liked them like this and lived with them this way for a few days.|
Here's what I used for this project:
|I love this fabric! I'm really loving the new matching planter too. :)|
|I bought these rods at Big Lots. Love that place! The big rod was only $8 and the small ones were only $6! I didn't get a pic of the curtain clips, but I got them at Joann's. :)|
Here are a few more "afters"
|Here's a close up of the fabric. I love the grey and white.|
Here's a breakdown of the cost:
Fabric: $8.99/yard for 8 1/2 yards. I used a coupon and got it for $45
Heat N Bond: $2.99 each and it took 4 rolls = $12
Big curtain rod: $8
Small curtain rod (2 of them) at $6 each =$12
Curtain clips $10.99 (we needed 3 sets and only used a coupon on two of them) =$24
Grand total: $101 Not bad for a whole new look. :)
Of course, now I've decided I need to recover my barstools in the kitchen. :) I put a swatch of the curtain fabric in my purse so I'd have it with me when I look for coordinating fabric for the barstools. This will probably amuse you, but when I saw the fabric swatch in my purse the other day, it really made me feel like a "real" seamstress. LOL! I can't even sew on a button, and now here I am carrying around fabric swatches in my purse like I know what I'm doing. Ha!
If you missed my post on how I "made" curtains for my living room for only $5, click HERE and to see more pics of my house, just click on "Home Tour" under the labels on the right side of my blog. :)
So, that's the curtain transformation. What do you think? Do you like it this way, or did you like the valances better?
Edited to add: The name of the duck cloth fabric I used is "Abigail Flamingo Gray" from Hobby Lobby.
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