Monday, February 27, 2012

Linen Look Drapes

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Issues abound here as to where I want to set up shop so to speak.  After clearing out the craft crap a few months ago to take back my dining room... said crap has found it's way back!  Seriously,  I really tried to keep it all confined to the bedroom closet (alright, well most of it anyway) but that solution just is NOT working well for me!

The dining table just became a catch all for all the other crap that makes it's way thru our door and was not used for eating purposes even once!  SO, I've decided to set up shop again in the dining room... but with some order this time.  The dining room slash creative studio is a work in progress at this time!

I'd grown tired of the window dressings I'd had there recently and have not had much luck in finding a pre-made option that tickled my fancy so I opted to grab a simple flat sheet from Walmart (about 5 buckaroos) and made my own simple linen look drapes

Once I had found my bag of cafe curtain clippy things from a box deep in that dreaded crap craft closet, I began to split the drape flat sheet straight up the middle, lengthwise.

Bo Bo my assistant was on hand (or paw, ha ha) to inspect the cutting process.

I ran a simple straight stitch with my machine up the cut edges, but for a true NO sew project, feel free to use some iron on hem tape or even some glue (shhh, our secret) to close that edge!

The next step has reminded me how incredibly WeAK I am! I folded over the the top of each panel of the drape to bring the length just barely skimming the floor, each required only 5 of the cafe clips attached to the top because I used a twin flat sheet.  The width works for me as I only wanted to flank the sides of the window. 

Man, those clips were a real b*&#@ to squeeze open!

Here they are hung on the decorative rod and up on the window.
An inexpensive bamboo shade provides just enough privacy while allowing the light to flood the room when I am working.  This room only has one window, so the sunlight is a much appreciated sight!

And, pretty please with a cherry on top... look past the UglY wall color... I am hoping to change that very very soon!  And don't judge the crafty crappy supply mess as it is also still in progress!

Think outside the box and jazz up some simple flat sheets the next time you are in need of a
Linen Look Drape
without the
Linen Cost!

I'll be back soon with some Dollar Store Fun!
(Yeah me! A Dollar Tree has opened only 2 blocks from my house!)

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