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Monday, January 21

DIY Quick and Easy Curtains

Happy Monday friends! Last week I finally crossed of a DIY I've wanted to accomplish for a long time: living room curtains! 

I knew exactly what I wanted. Navy and white horizontal stripes. It can go modern or nautical, and it would tie together all the blue and white china, as well as the blue winged back chairs. The only problem was that I couldn't find any such curtains. I looked everywhere for an affordable option. Then one day, as I was browsing the home section of Target, I saw it. 

A navy and white striped shower curtain! 


Here's what you'll need to turn a shower curtain into the curtains of your dreams: 
  • A shower curtain. Double check the measurements to make sure it will fit your window, but keep in mind, if you need to you could add extra fabric to make them longer. My curtain cost $15!
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Sewing machine
First, lay the curtain on the floor, and with the measuring tape, find the middle. Use pins to mark the middle, and cut the curtain in half. 



Then, pin the edges you just cut to create a hem. 


Sew the hem.


Since it's a shower curtain, it already has slots at the top for hanging. I had to cut the slots to make them a little bigger. Then, just thread the curtain onto your curtain rod, and you're done!


It's so easy, and yet it makes me so happy every time I look at them.


Matching!


Not bad for $15! I think it's a great improvement to the room. What do you think?

The moral of this story is that if you need a low cost option, don't be afraid to think outside the box!

The DIY Dreamer