Thursday, March 3, 2011

Almost ready for Project Runway!

So this past fall, I took up sewing. I had always wanted to learn so after a few lessons from my mom, I set out to make curtains for our living room. Yes, I decided that curtains would be a great first sewing project - nothing like chewing off more than you can handle right?? It all started because I found this amazing fabric online and I wanted to base our entire living room around it - the colors worked with what we already have going in that room and I loved thelarge graphic print. Normally I'm a neutral and plain-jane sort of decor girl, so this was outside of my comfort zone.

Anyways, it may have taken me THREE months (and 3 sewing machines - I had some technical issues!) but our curtains are now done (well actually, I finished this project back in October, but I'm just getting around to blogging about it). I LOVE the way they came out and they totally make our entire room! I made 4 panels - 2 large ones for our sliding glass door and then a smaller set for the window. I just did plain panels and used clips to hang them, but I'm still very proud! I even lined them with a nice cream twill so they are heavy and nice quality.

Onto the pictures!
The large sliding door curtains closed
And a little bit different lighting, to show them opened.
The smaller window curtains - and a good shot of our painted goodwill lamp! We have small pops of orange in our living room with all the greens and browns. I'll have to do a post about the lamp later.
Close up of the fabric - I'm seriously in love with it! It's a Robert Allen fabric that I found on sale from for $6.47/yard!

I ended spending about $50 on all the print fabric, plus the cream twill for the lining. We already had the curtain rods and hooks from our old curtains, so I consider this a very budget friendly makeover. It really makes the room look complete (well, it's definitely not done, but it looks way better!) and I still get excited when I walk in and see my handiwork!

I have done several other sewing projects and plan on taking on some more in the very near future! I'm sure I'll have some more fun projects to share!


The Pink Tutu said...

It looks fabulous! Awesome job.
I should probably come visit and see it in person :)
Miss you! xoxo

Always Organizing said...

Great job, I'm so impressed!!! Re-learning to sew (and knit) are on my list of new year's resolutions. What kind of sewing machine do you use?

Annie said...

That looks awesome! Great job!!

Share more DIY projects you've done! You're inspiring me! :)

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

Wow, I'm totally impressed!!!! I can't believe you even lined them :) That fabric is gorgeous, great job!!!

pittsburghprepster said...

Awww yay!! I bet you are so proud every time you see them! I sure would be! By the way you and your hubby are adorable!

Sarah Brooke said...

I love reading about your projects! They inspire me :)

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