I think that I have made it clear in the past that I love Target. My favorite part of Target is the end caps…you know the ones full of all of the clearance items!! Well, a while back I found a pair of white curtain panels on clearance for $4. I wasn’t sure at the time what I was going to use them for but at that price you don’t think about stuff like that you just buy…right???
This last week, I was working on my second story hallway and I knew that I had to change out the dark curtains that were hanging on my little window.
I thought those curtains were so cute when I found them…I may need to seek help for these times of mental instability!
There are two problems with these curtains. One, they are way too dark. Even with the window, this space does not get a lot of light as it faces to the East. Secondly, the window looks too small when the curtains are hung at the top of the window.
The little white curtains, still sitting in my Target bag, came into mind to help lighten this space up. But, I knew that they were going to be way too short to help with my window height problem.
So, out came the muslin that I had bought for $3.99/yd. and have used on so many projects…a truly great buy!
First, I decided on the height that I wanted the muslin to start on the curtains and then I used the entire width of the muslin to fashion a skirt on the bottom of the curtains.
Skirting it is such an easy process as long as you can measure and pin. I used a 1-1/4 inch fold, then pinned the fabric, then folded over another 1-1/4 in. section and pinned. I repeated this process across the top of the fabric. I did all of this while the curtain was hanging. Then I took the curtains down and did a quick seam across the top and down the sides. So easy!
Here is the original bottom to the curtain…way too short!!
And then the curtain with the pleated skirt done.
I left the bottom long, without hemming, to allow it to puddle at the bottom. Love that look!
I think that these curtains really do a nice job making this space look larger and a lot brighter! The refreshed trim and of course my DIY "designer doors" help a little bit too!
Hoping to give you a tour of the whole space next week.
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