This past weekend was the only weekend in September that I will be home without anything major going on, so Scott and I decided to go to the BMW Championship golf tournament. We actually had a lot of fun watching all the golfers come through and got to spend some time with friends. Sunday I got some work done and finished up the curtains in the kitchen. I’ve had them hanging for a week now, but never hemmed them. It feels good to finally have that checked off the to-do list! Here are the new curtains…
I used a 9’x12′ drop cloth that cost less than $13! (I got it at Harbor Freight on sale and used a 20% coupon…just try to find ANY set of curtains that cheap at the store.) I love working with this fabric because there’s not much cutting involved. I just cut a little snip where I want a straight line and then rip. It makes a straight line every time and that’s pretty much what curtains are, straight lines! I’m also not a fan of making a ruffle. I can’t seem to get the fabric to bunch right when I pull the string, so I just bunch fabric as I go. I find it SO much easier…but that could just be me!?!?! These curtains didn’t come out how I had originally planned and I had to tweak them along the way, but I’m happy at the finished result.
I debated about not having anything on the the doors, but the morning sun is a beast.
The curtain rod that I had originally used above the old sliding glass doors was just a tad too short and I wanted to extend it too more than 9 ft. Long curtain rods are very expensive!!! So, I went to the hardware store and came up with a solution. I’ll share the details on Wednesday.
Have a great start to the week…I’m feeling a little worn out this morning, so wish me luck on this VERY busy week! 😉