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« on: January 31, 2013 05:52:36 PM »

Recently-- by recently I mean 5 months ago-- we moved to a new State.  Which means NEW DECOR!
We have a total of 11 windows on the main floor.  And I was tired of seeing them all nekkid.  After shopping
around for 'real' curtains, and then falling in love with $30/yard fabric, I decided to use flat sheets. I plan on
making a cornice to go along the top.  But haven't gotten around to it yet.  They look pretty good, and I am
happy with how they turned out.  I did have to fold down the tops, to shorten them to just meet the floor so
my dogs wouldn't mess them up.  I think I did a good job!!  C&C always welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013 07:10:49 PM »

Congratulations!  They look well hemmed and it's nice to see them going from floor to ceiling and having plenty of volume even when closed.  And sheets are washable, so bonus on that, especially with dogs. 

I, too, recently (as in 4 months ago) moved to a new state and am figuring out the decorating.  I have a pretty good idea on several of the window coverings and even much of the materials, but... other projects are coming first and in some cases I'm waiting until painting time since I'll be moving the rods, patching holes, etc.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013 08:58:30 PM »

that worked really well. Great idea.
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013 06:41:00 AM »

Congratulations!  They look well hemmed and it's nice to see them going from floor to ceiling and having plenty of volume even when closed.  And sheets are washable, so bonus on that, especially with dogs. 

I, too, recently (as in 4 months ago) moved to a new state and am figuring out the decorating.  I have a pretty good idea on several of the window coverings and even much of the materials, but... other projects are coming first and in some cases I'm waiting until painting time since I'll be moving the rods, patching holes, etc.

I hate short curtains that go just from the top to the bottom of the window itself. I'm sure even as happy as
I am with them now, they will look 100 times better after I decide on and put together the cornices for them.
One of my silly dogs will walk behind them, and pull them as she goes.  So they have been all wonky, and in
weird arrangement.  But that's ok, I guess I don't really mind. lol
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2013 09:21:06 AM »

Congratulations!  They look well hemmed and it's nice to see them going from floor to ceiling and having plenty of volume even when closed.  And sheets are washable, so bonus on that, especially with dogs. 

I, too, recently (as in 4 months ago) moved to a new state and am figuring out the decorating.  I have a pretty good idea on several of the window coverings and even much of the materials, but... other projects are coming first and in some cases I'm waiting until painting time since I'll be moving the rods, patching holes, etc.

I hate short curtains that go just from the top to the bottom of the window itself. I'm sure even as happy as
I am with them now, they will look 100 times better after I decide on and put together the cornices for them.
One of my silly dogs will walk behind them, and pull them as she goes.  So they have been all wonky, and in
weird arrangement.  But that's ok, I guess I don't really mind. lol

The curtains left in our living and dining rooms are both not mounted high enough and about 7" off the floor!  It makes some kind of sense in the living room where there is a baseboard heater under the window, but since this house is in the woods on the back side of 5 acres there is no need to close the curtains and I'm pretty sure the last owners didn't, so the curtains aren't really even going to touch the heater.  I'm sure they did the best they could with Martha Stewart panels from Kmart, even though I know one of them sewed because they had a commercial machine in the shop.  We don't even use that heater because we have a woodstove, so when I make the new ones, I'll remount the rod up higher and let them hit the floor.
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