Thrifty Window Treatments
June 28, 2010 By
Hey guys! I finally have window treatments in my living room! It’s been a year since we moved in and I am a little embarassed that I have only one room that has window treatments…..make that two now thanks to Whitney:)
I chose to use the same fabric that I used in my dining room because the rooms are adjoining….and because I LOVE it! You can get it at Hobby Lobby for $19.99 a yard but we always use 40% off coupons! Whitney had a great idea to save money on these by using the canvas drop clothes from Lowes. We needed one for both panels at a price of $13! After that it was just 1 1/2 yards of fabric for $18. I saved over $50 in fabric and I love the way the canvas looks.
Whitney cut the drop cloth in half long ways and sewed the fabric right on top! Doing this prevents you from having to line the back of the fabric. I hemmed them myself with an iron and hot glue gun! I just folded the ends up where I wanted them to hang, ironed a crease and secured with a thin line of hot glue. I also went back over it with the iron to smooth out the hot glue.
I also installed the hardware on my own. I used a favorite of ours by Allen & Roth. You can find this line at Lowes and it has so many different finals, color and accents to customize your window! It is a bit pricey but with the money I saved from the fabric it wasn’t too bad! I love this sconce in the middle of the two windows. It allows the poles to meet in the middle without showing a seam!
Once again, I owe a huge thank you to my seamstress sister Whitney! I couldn’t purchase panels this pretty. She created them and at a very low price! Now on to the rest of my house….
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