Thursday, August 15, 2013

Curtains: Thinking Outside the Box

This project was created by my lovely sis.  While visiting my folks, my sister broke the thirty year old mini blinds they had hanging in the guest room.  Whoops!
We packed up the kids and headed to WalMart to buy some replacement blinds.  At some point, they quit manufacturing blinds that were two feel long by fifty some odd inches wide.  The widest we could find was 48 inches.  Custom blinds were too expensive so she decided to go the curtain route.

Curtains were also impossible to find in those crazy dimensions so she planned on shortening two sets since there are two crazy dimensioned windows in the room.

Instead, she found these.

Way too long but super cheap.  The stripe goes length-wise.

She bought a set of two, folded each panel in half. . . .
. . . cut. . .

. . . . pressed a new casing for the curtain rod. . . .

. . . sewed it up and hung.

Purdy!  These actually turned out great and at the perfect length.  Of course, dad managed to fix the blinds so the curtains were completely unnecessary but they look very nice and darken the room for little ones' naps.

She even did such a great job measuring that the stripes line up when closed.  That is something that I would (1) never be able to do and (2) wouldn't particularly care about but (3) think looks great!  





4 comments:

  1. And which sister are you blaming the broken blinds on???

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    1. She shall remain anonymous to protect the innocent. I'm innocent and she has a great backhand!

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  2. We packed up the kids and headed to WalMart to buy some replacement blinds. At some point, they quit manufacturing blinds that were two feel long by fifty some odd inches wide.

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