(Here is my house on any given real day - no staging for blog photos.)
But wait, I also wanted to do curtains to match in the dining room. So add on 5 more 84" curtains.
I wanted these or these at Pottery Barn (of course I love the expensive ones) - but the $900 total made me gag. There was no way. I could make something similar for a fraction of that cost.
WHAT I WANTED:
I searched all sorts of different companies for just the right look of silk. Faux silk of course. There were few options that had 108" long drapes and none that met my price tag. I gave up looking.
Then I found these Cindy Crawford curtains at JC Penny. I thought the ivory ones would work great and the price was awesome (at the time they came out to just under $200). BUT when I got them in my house I knew it was all wrong. The ivory was too yellow, the fabric was too light and they just looked terrible. But I still really liked the style.
WHAT I TRIED:
Then I realized I could buy cheap faux silk curtains in the longest length possible and combine the Pottery Barn and Cindy Crawford looks. I bought these curtains in bone & slate blue from K-Mart. Then I got to work. I measured, I cut, I was ready. It took
WHAT I MADE:
(Close up of the Pintucks - you can see that I kept the linings the same colors so if it flipped forward it looked right.)