Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lined Drapes




I love this shower curtain, really I do. I just couldn't bring myself to go through all that work for myself. Especially after I. said, "Can you make me some really fluffy girly drapes to go in my room?" I love that she asked me to make them -instead of buy them. That just pleases me to no end. Not sure why. So, I decided to save this for her room.


It only took a week and about a million trips to Lowes and a million holes in the wall that had to be spackled and painted, but I got my drapes done. For some reason, hanging the hardware is always difficult for me.



My sister told me if I did the drapes in white, I hadn't found the right fabric. She's probably right, but after trying out so many fabric swatches, I couldn't find anything I loved. Unless, it was way out of my budget. After looking at about a million inspiration pictures, I noticed that I am always drawn to white linen. So, why fight it.

I looked around for a tutorial on lined drapes. Didn't find one I liked. They were either too technical, or not special enough. If I'm going to spend time and money on these, I'm going to make sure they're nice. I have so many other projects, I don't want to hate these next year.



I tried to make my own tutorial for you, but I was sewing white linen and white lining. The pictures all looked the same. I've got some drapes to sew for my dining room, so those should take better pictures - if you are at all interested. This room has been a challenge - that window brings lovely light, which can be a good and bad thing. So difficult to take a decent picture of. I sewed little hooks on the inside. When it is night, we'll shut the drapes and hook them to keep them closed. In the morning, shove the drapes behind the finial/holdback and let the light come in!

One more thing to check off on my Master Bedroom re-do. I'm trying to do this all by myself, with a little budget every month. I've painted, gotten new bedding and sewed and hung the drapes. The blue painter's tape was where I thought we could run a chair rail, but it needs to be up another 2". We'll get to that when it is colder outside and Tom will work on projects inside. For right now, next up is to take care of the orangey night stands and make a headboard.

22 comments:

Emily said...

I love how you handled that window, and I love white drapes, so it's right up my alley. Nice work.

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

You did a great job. Looks very fresh and cool for the summer. Connie

Nikki said...

I like the white, very refreshing!

Gray Matters said...

You did a fantastic job! I've always hired out my window treatments, but now that I'm sewing a little I'm determined to make some on my own. I just ordered a couple of books from Amazon, but would love to see a tutorial. Great job!

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

They look awesome! Love them!

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

WOW -- good use of space, I love how you did that!!

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

I love the tiering effect Laurel! It looks very grand, custom and classic. Beautiful job as always! Did I comment on your back yard too? It is amazing!!!

Carl said...

Your pictures gives your bed the effect like there is a big head board. It looks really nice.

Anne Alagna said...

I think this looks wonderful! I love the crisp look of the white. Good job!

Rue said...

Well, I think it looks fabulous! White linen was the perfect choice :)

rue

jenjen said...

Your drapes are so pretty! I love the white - so clean and light! GREAT job!

XOXO
Jen

Kim said...

Wow! I love them - I love the way you have them on the middle window. DIvine.

Stacey said...

Such pretty drapes, they look beautiful!!
Blessings,
Stacey

melissa said...

Gorgeous~what a sanctuary you have created!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I think it looks great! It seems like a nice, relaxing room. :) Thanks for the visit!

Jen said...

Oh they look beautiful! Just perfect - looks like a very serene room :)

Holly said...

I love the white, in fact I'm planning to go white in my bedroom. I think your room looks lovely and relaxing.

McCain Family said...

I love the way this looks. It looks very clean and crisp. So pretty.

Jesse said...

So crisp and clean! Lovely!

Sarah M. said...

Hey girl, Those Drapes look fantastic in there. They almost create the look of a headboard in the pictures. I love all your decor. Peaceful and pretty. You are getting good at drapes.

Chris said...

White linen was a perfect choice!! I love how it turned out!

Freckles Chick said...

::fighting the urge to crawl into your bed::

Wait, that sounded weird. What I'm trying to say is that I'm in love w/ your MBR. White linen drapes are the perfect icing on the cake!

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