Monday, March 11, 2013
Window Treatments on a budget!
I finally found the perfect match for my bay window in the family room! I have struggled with the decision of how to finish this area for years. I just couldn't decide or find the perfect curtain for my room and taste! I really would like plantation shutters, but I have soo many windows in this house, all very large, and that gets very costly. I have way too many other projects to spend my money on right now, like the hardwood and other large items in my master bedroom remodel! I thought about all white panels, which is a look I love, but really wanted the family room to be a bit more casual and I felt I needed a pop of color. I didn't want to break the bank purchasing curtains either. So I got a little crafty and frugal about purchasing and hanging these...
I thought would prove to be difficult, I mean
would they look like they did in the picture
are they going to go with the room. So I
took a chance and found these fabulous
bohemian print panels at Tartget online.
Yep, I love Target. I usually can find items
similar to ones from big name stores.
Now, here is where I get crafty. I have four windows in this bay window area, the ceilings are short and the space is tight. I decided to only purchase 3 panels to see if I could make it work. Here is what I did, I cut one panel right down the middle and sewed a new seam and now I have four. I really didn't need the curtains for function, just for looks, so it works for me! Also, since it is a tight and low ceiling area, room for hardware is almost non existant, you won't believe how I hung these...
I used push tacks! Yes, I did! It works great too! So i just tacked from the backside rod tabs and then chose where I wanted each pleat and tacked again. I think the look I accomplished with the pleats looks great and no one is wiser, well of course you know now, but you won't tell will you?