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« on: January 23, 2008 09:16:37 AM »

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So, I'm planning on making some curtains in my bedroom.  I'm on a really, really tight budget.  I was wondering, does anyone have some fabulous ideas for a way to make sure they keep my room nice and dark?  Maybe... something to line them with?  Anyone had experience doing this kind of thing, or am I just crazy?
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I made a curtain for my bedroom using black fleece on one side and white canvas material on the other side. It is really heavy but i used a spring loaded curtain rod and made it to go really close to the window but i dont know if that would work on regular windows? i put the white facing outside and the black inside but i have other curtains so it looks nicer.  there is a light right outside shining in and now my room is really dark. It also keeps the cold out really well!
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2008 08:38:08 PM »

At the fabric store in the home decor section, they sell light-blocking fabric just for this purpose. Smiley You just line the curtains with it. I used that for my son's shade.

For my daughter's curtains, I just used a dark shade of her curtain fabric color to line them. They're not as opaque as the light-blocking stuff, but might be a little cheaper.
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2008 09:31:34 PM »

Yeah, I kind of figured they made stuff specifically for that, but I'm looking for a poor-man's way to do it.  Cheesy
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