Thursday, February 12, 2009

Absolutely-No-Sew Curtain Panels for $7.99 each

With spring just around the corner wouldn't it be nice to just switch out your curtain panels to something light and fresh for spring? Well, curtain panels can be quite expensive, but I want to share a very affordable way to do that. Not only are they affordable, but there's no sewing needed and they are so versatile.


Above, I have hung this panel with an approx. 18" fold-over at the top. If you like it a little poofier you can use Nester's "Fold, Clip and Poof" method, as I did in the photo below.


I think I like the poofier top to the panel. What do you think? Now, let's get to how I made this panel...


I purchased this cotton oblong tablecloth at TJ Maxx the other day. Yes, I used a tablecloth as a curtain panel!




I purchased the largest one I could find. This one measures 60" x 102". I measured the Waverly curtain panel I took down to hang this panel and it only measures 50" wide. Using a panel that is 102" long or longer allows you to make a nice topper on your valance using the fold-over method or the Nester's method I mentioned and linked to above.

The great thing about using a tablecloth is that all the sides are already hemmed. I paid $7.99 for this tablecloth. So for my living room I can change out the curtains for less than $40.00! I paid more than $40.00 per panel for the Waverly panels I have in there now.




And later if I want to change them out again (using tablecloths, of course), I can always use these for something else. I can use them as tablecloths. Wouldn't they look great to take on a picnic or to use on a table outside to have dinner outside on a beautiful Summer evening? I could also use these as fabric later for slipcovers. There are so many uses. A great buy all around.


Be Inspired! -Karol :0)

11 comments:

The Nester said...

OH. My. Goodness.

Fantastic use of a table cloth!

And I loved the photos of the lampy bathroom you sent as well! Thanks Karol!

^..^ Corgi Dog Mama said...

You have an eye....
an eye for bargains,
an eye for a unique way to use something...
an eye for color...
guess that's why you're an artist, huh?
And, a yummy decorator!

tam said...

Great idea Karol! Loved your curtains they look terrific!~Smiles~Tam!

sadie said...

lovely idea, and I'm all for alternative uses for things. No one would know it was a tablecloth..well, unless they read your diary! ;o)


Thanks so much for your email! Much appreciated and I love it! xxx

Christina said...

Great idea. Love the beachy, springy look of the tablecloth you chose too.

Peggy said...

I like the poofie one too . . . it gives the illusion of it being taller. Does that make sense? Who would have thunk . . . an oblong tablecloth?! Thanks for sharing!!

Laryssa @ Heaven In The Home said...

Thanks for the already hemmed idea! I'm really bad about wanting to change things all the time, so this is a good option for me!
Thanks for sharing.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I love it! Great job. I always use strange things for curtains. Or what "normal" people might think as strange. I just like things to look pretty so if it means I have a tablecloth hanging from my windows or quilts on my table, so be it! :-)

Love how your curtains turned out!

Melissa

Tricia Anne said...

What a great idea! Using a table cloth! My head is full of ideas now!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Stacey said...

Looks great! Love the color - it's all fresh!

Judy said...

I just discovered your blog and I am so thankful that I did. It is so helpful, and I like the creative ideas that you share, and the "how to" methods of doing projects, and the great recipes. I look forward to visiting it again.

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