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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Curtains for Connor's Room

I decided that the dark blue curtains in Connor's room just weren't cutting it any more.  So  I made some out of drop cloths!  Yep, all by myself.  I was going to use the Stitch Witchery, and it sucked, I ended up sewing them instead. 

Trust me they weren't hard.  I bought a 4x15 drop cloth and cut in in half so I would have to panels that measure 4x7.5.  Perfect for curtains.  I then just ironed a the edge so it was flat and did a simple zig zag stitch to secure it.  I used the curtain hard ware with the clips to put in on his curtain rod.  Connor's room used to be the guest room, the window hardware had the girly plastic globes on the end, so to make them less girly I spray painted them black.  I bought a can of spray paint for plastic, used to coats, no primer need.
Before, dark blue curtains, crystal plastic finials.

Clip hardware, and the stupid Stitch Witchery, it's going back to Joann's.

After, bright happy drop cloth panels,and black finials.   All that's left is to change out his art work.  I'm over all the character posters in his room, he needs something more big boy.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out his new curtains.  xx


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39 comments:

Jennifer @ Rustic Renditions said...

Darling room! I like the new curtains better too, great job :)

Donnie said...

They came out great. Happy St Patrick's Day.

♥ Miss Tea said...

what an adorable room! i do love the bed cover , it looks cute! :) Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Jennifer said...

soooo much brighter in there! I love the clip hardware you used too! I have got to put curtains up eventually -- we keep moving into these rentals and don't want to waste money fitting windows that we wont have in the next house! eep!

congrats on getting Connor's curtians done!!! <3 my productive friend!

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

It looks great! A definite improvement.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I love the curtains! I made some too for my little boy's room. I'll post it soon. Does Connor complain about his twin bed? My son is saying he wants a "big bed" but I love his twin set.

Jamie said...

Drop cloths-cool!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I Love them, Tammy! They compliment the colors in his room. You didn't notice his bedding as much with the blue curtains! I'm so impressed!

Happy St.Patrick's Day! Hope nobody pinched my sweet friend, today :)

You should keep the stitch witchery. It works really well on light fabric.

Have a good night! xox

Jill said...

Great curtains Tammy! It makes the room look so much brighter!
And what is stitch witchery anyway? Must be called something else here I guess??

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Renee {Shabby, Chic and Charming} said...

Nice job! I have been wanting to make some of those myself!

radn said...

Love the navy blue curtains! They add so much to the room!

Martina said...

Tammy they look great!! They go so well with his bedding. I just did drop cloth curtains in my sitting room I love them! Martina

Jayna Rae said...

They really brighten the room.

Rhinestone Beagle said...

Love the makeover. Thanks so much for linking up!

alison said...

love the curtains...drop cloths are so versatile...really brightens the room.

blessings,

alison

Rebecca said...

I love the after! Little work for a big impact. =]

grammy and papi said...

Love the new curtains. Really brightens the room.

Have a God Filled Day
Shirley

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

The new curtains really brighten up the room. I was surprised what a difference they made and had to go back and check out the rest of the room to make sure nothing else had changed. Well done.

Ange said...

Those look great! I'm trying to do them in my dining room and it's just been a big train wreck. We just bought that same quilt for our sons room and I think I know what kind of curtains he's going to have! :) I really like your son's room!

Janet said...

The drop cloth curtains look amazing! I just made some too, and I'm really happy how they turned out! I'll have to do a post about, as well!
Blessings,
Janet

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

The lite colored curtains do look good with the darker colored room. Trish

abeachcottage said...

You've done a wonderful job with the curtains, they look lovely. The room is definitely more brighter and livelier. Well done!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore your sweet sons room~ swoon!

I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures. Stop by and take a peek.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sommer said...

thanks for linkin up mama!

Angie said...

What a clever idea! Love it!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Wow, huge difference. Love the lighter brighter dropcloth curtains. They look great! Thanks for linking up to the party!
hugs,
Debra

Megan said...

what a difference those light curtains make! awesome.

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Amber @ DIYHomeDecoratingIdeas said...

Love the difference! The lighter curtains really add a freshness and air to the room, great job!

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

What a great room, the curtains look awesome!!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Thank you for linking this up to WHASSUP WEDNESDAY!


Hope to see you next Wednesday:)

xoxokara

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there- the drop cloth curtains look great! I love that look- so charming! I hear you on the posters... I guess we all had them in our rooms at one point! lol!
Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Monica said...

Great idea! The change really brightens up the room. =)

Visiting from A Vision To Remember's party and your newest follower ;)

Thanks for sharing!

Monica @ ellabellabutterfly.blogspot.com

Mandi @ Vintage Revivals said...

Holy crap what a difference! It totally lightens the entire room up. THanks for linking up!

Love your guts
mandi

The Rusty Bucket said...

Great neutral! And when you/he gets sick of that, the fabric can be used for a table runner, pillows,....It just keeps on giving
-Bethanie

Lauren @ 31diy said...

That is a amazing! I can't believe drop cloth curtains can look so good!

I'm a new follower. :)

Best,
Lauren

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

I really like doing things with drop cloths! I have several washed and ready to be transformed!
great job on the curtains, they look great in connor's room.
gail

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I like the new drop cloth curtains much better. They really brighten the room.

Thanks for linking to the party, Tammy.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Nice job! Thanks so much for linking this up to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday link party!

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