The itch to stitchPosted: May 17, 2011
Don’t know when it started, but I believe it’s a perfect storm of getting sick of staring at my bare kitchen windows, finding a tutorial for faux roman shades online, and discovering a hidden JoAnn Fabrics only 10 minutes away.
I’m not going to give you all the steps (since she does such a great job already), but I will let you know where I deviated:
1. I did not attach the shade directly to the wall. Since we have old windows our blinds are attached inside the frame, and jut out more than normal. To compensate I bought 3″ depth curtain rods and allocated enough on the top seam to fit the rod through.
2. I also did not put the dowel in the bottom because the fabric was heavy to begin with, so it drapes well on it’s own. I also did not put light blocking fabric behind it because, well, I didn’t feel like it.
Oh, and the total cost: $13 for the fabric, $5 for the curtain rods, 1 Ramones album and a glass of wine (but I already owned the last two).
If you’re looking to waste another 10 minutes on the Internet, you can watch our same friend who inspected our curtains propose to his girlfriend at the top of a mountain…well, ok, it’s about 7 min of my husband wheezing up the hill and 3 minutes of awesome proposal, but you get the idea.