First off, thank you so much for giving your opinions on the black or white issue yesterday! I so appreciate your advice! Although I’m still somewhat on the fence, I have started the process of taping off the doors. It’s not so fun, but hopefully when I’m done taping I’ll have my mind made up as far as a color goes.
Today’s topic is short curtains.
For the most part, you either like them or you don’t. I for one like them, especially in a kid’s space. They are fun and casual. I decided to go with short curtains in the boy’s room. One reason, besides liking the look, is because of the space issue. His room is on the small side. Dressing the windows with short panels allowed me to push the furniture up against the walls. Even if it is just a few inches, it makes a difference.
When you saw this area last, it looked like this.
I used my no-sew hemming tape and the $9/yd. canvas fabric I found to make these panels. The fabric is actually a vertical stripe pattern that I turned on its side.
These panels were easy enough to make except for the fact that I measured wrong and had to make a few adjustments. Thank goodness I measured wrong on the long side rather than the short side. To fix the problem all I did was fold down the top and clip the rings on to shorten them. I think if you’re going with a short curtain that it’s best to have the panels hit right at the end of the window trim. This was they look purposeful rather than like you just bought/made the wrong size.
For the bedside window, I had to create a border on the bottom.
The width of the fabric once turned horizontally wasn’t long enough to cover this window, so I just made a border with the stripes going vertically to make up the difference. Again just using no-sew hemming tape! It’s not super noticeable, but I do like that this window is a little different from the other one. It sort of defines each area of the room.
*Linking up At The Picket Fence