I am an over-thinker.
I admit it.
I think and think about things I want to do, but don’t take action because I want it to be perfect.
I’ve already told you that I started this blog to help me be more intentional, to get things done around here, and for goodness sakes, to just make a decision and go for it!
Well, I decided on something:)
Not only did I choose what I wanted to do, I did it!
I finally got curtains hung in the master bedroom!! Does it matter that it’s been over a year since we moved in? hehe
Curtains have always been my nemesis. I either pin and pin away things that I like, to give me inspiration, but never make it happen, or I know what I want but can’t find it anywhere. There’s also the fact that curtains are so darn expensive. Well, the ones I want always are, especially if you want them to be longer than the standard 84″ they sell at most stores.
This is why I learned how to sew and started making my own. You’ve seen the living room curtains that I made with ticking stripe fabric. It cost me around $20 to make two panels. Well, I did even better this time! I made four panels for about $20 by using flat sheets that I picked up from Walmart!!
I knew I wanted white curtains, I knew I wanted them to go to the ceiling, and I wanted them to be lightweight but not sheer. I thought a 200 thread- count sheet would be
perfect great ( I’m trying to stay away from that word nowadays 😉 )
I had seen many pins about using a flat sheet before, and new it would be quick and easy. So I whipped them up the other night.
All I did, was use 2 full size flat sheets. Cut them in half (lengthwise, of course). Hem the 4 raw edges. Then I made a pole top by folding over the top about 2 inches. Here is an example of how I did it. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can just use hem tape. I did that at my last house in my daughters room. Also, you don’t have to use a full size sheet, you can use a twin. That would make them even cheaper! I just wanted mine to be wider when I cut them in half.
So what do you think?
I may add a bamboo shade. I haven’t decided on that yet. Later on, I may even decide to use curtain rings. But for now, this works. At least I have something up, right!
Thanks for stopping by and seeing my curtains 🙂
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14