7/19/11

Seeing spots...DIY Giraffe Print Curtains

I bought the curtains in my breakfast room for just a few bucks at Linens N Things going out of business sale a few years ago. Basically, I was moving into the house in a week and needed to cover every window (one of the downsides of new construction is all windows are bare) and they matched and were the right price. They were supposed to be temporary, until I found some that I liked better.





















Well, three years later and they're still there. I decided that it was finally time to add a more bold, graphic print and get rid of the tired, traditional, bland existing curtains. I ran into Hancock Fabrics ( a local KC fabric store) on my lunch hour and saw this fabric:

















Although the price was affordable,


















I did not bite the bullet. Since I needed 5.5 yards of fabric, it would still be $82+. I begin searching for other fabrics but kept coming back to the giraffe print. The brown and creme colored pattern was perfect.
As luck would have it, the fabric was on sale over the Fourth of July weekend. I had been stalking Hancock Fabrics online for a few weeks and practically ran there when I saw that, not only was the fabric 40% off that week, everything in the store was an additional 15% off over the holiday weekend. My grand total was $42...not bad for two custom panels!

































Although this fabric is upholstery fabric, I knew that it should be lined. We get a lot of sunlight through our sliding glass doors, so every little bit of added thermal protection helps. I picked up a white twin size flat sheet for just $5 to line the back of the curtains.




















I used the heat bond transfer tape to adhere the sheet to the back of the fabric, as well as to hem the sides and top of the fabric. No sewing for this girl!





















The fabric was a little wider than I needed, so I simply folded over the extra and adhered to the back. You could just cut off the access if you prefer.
I hung using the existing curtain rings and smiled at the fun pattern.





















Look at the difference! And the final look:

I'm trying to decide if I'm going to use the same fabric for the valances or use a solid. What do you think?

If you'd like to see my DIY No-Sew Valance how-to  CLICK HERE
love, S

2 comments:

  1. Love this! What a difference the animal print makes. It adds so much character to that space!

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  2. Your blog writing quite exciting! Let me excited and satisfaction. I will share appreciation to others.Feel for the future vision of the life. I think this is how fine

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