Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dining Room Drapes

Let me start off by saying Happy Veterans day to all of the men and women who have served and are currently serving in our US Military.  I appreciate everything you do for this country.  Thank you for serving and protecting us each day.

I have been thinking I want to warm up my house a little by adding drapes to my dining room.  I had looked around at Pottery Barn and Pier One for panels but I couldn't find a design or solid I liked.  Yesterday I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased this wonderful fabric ($21.99 per yard on sale 30% off).  It is very thick and a nice quality.  I really love the print. 

Last night I made the drapes myself.  I used the no-sew iron on hem tape and my trusty 'ol iron that hasn't been out since probably the last time my mom was in town and Jack needed something ironed (KIDDING, I iron every once in awhile).

I think they turned out pretty good.  The lighting on the pics below don't really do the print justice.  The coloring is kind of off, but you get the idea of it.

Brooke, being the WONDERFUL decorator she is told me that now-a-days people like a little "puddle" at the bottom of their drapes.  Let them hang a little, they don't have to cut off right when the floor starts.  I am kind of thankful for this trend, I didn't have to make sure my panels were the EXACT same length!

I just hemmed each side with the iron tape then hung the rod and slid my clippies on!  So easy!  The tape is $1.99 a roll (be sure if you are using a heavier material to get the SUPER).  The clippies are $6.99 for a package of 12.  I bought all of this and my curtain rod at Hobby Lobby.  If you go to their website, they have a 40% off coupon each week you can use on one item.  I used it on my full price curtain rod.  The fabric was already marked 30% off.

Last night the Country Music Awards were also on.  Jack and I were watching in the midst of all my drape making.....  Carrie Underwood is so so pretty and I heart Taylor Swift and George :)

Happy Thursday.


  1. I'm impressed with your skills, Martha Stewart!

  2. Those look great jamie! Pat yourself on the back right now.

  3. jamie, they look perfect!!! Great puddle!!!