Its finally time for a picture of a FINISHED room in my house! Remember when I showed you this fabric? Well, I finally used it to make curtains for my dining room. I lurrrve them. I wanted to do them entirely in the print but it was all OUT! Everywhere apparently. I tried to find something different but you know how it is, once your heart is set, there's no going back. Anyway. Here's a shot of my completed room:
I don't have a "before" pic because, well, because I'm lazy. Our old computer bit the dust and I have yet to break out the ol' external hard drive and move all our pics onto Mac Daddy. Imagine a plain, white box. The bar was there but that's it. We painted (love you Kilim Beige. kisses.), added the chair rail (love you Daddy. kisses), and I made the curtains, then hung them just yesterday (I smooch myself all the time, no need for you guys to go through it with me)! Our couch is a reddish color and this room is open to our living room so I thought it was important to bring the red over and tie the spaces together.
What I'm really proud of is the construction of the panels themselves. I was tempted to do a big rectangle and hang it with clips (nothing wrong with that, I've done it before and will do it again I'm sure) but I wanted a little bit more tailored look this time. So, I made a rod pocket at the top, as well as hidden tabs, in order to get it to hang slightly pleated. Go me!!! This was my first time sewing curtains and I think I did a bang up job.
And, if you ever need to lengthen store bought curtains, or like me, want to use a small amount of fabric for pop, just add it to the bottom. The key to this is finishing it with a ribbon or other fabric.
That hides any imperfections that might be present in the middle seam. Oh? You thought I meant that my seam wasn't perfect? No, no, no. It's perfectly straight.
Don't come over and check, OK?
PS. Do you see how empty the little glass vases are on the table. Those purty little M&M decorations don't last long around here. Without the candy to hold them up the candles are a little wonky!