Curtains are up in the family room! They are my version of the striped curtains that I originally wanted and I love them.
I had posted here about how I wanted to have navy and white striped curtains in our new family room, but how they’d cost a bundle due to all the sewing it would take. We were talking $150-250 per panel, if they were lined. So, I needed to find another route.
One alternative route, as seen in the post I linked to above, could have been a pattern. That would have been alright, but I felt stuck on wanting stripes. So, instead of having stripes sewn from two colors of fabric, I purchased four shower curtains from West Elm and sewed two together for each panel in order to get the length I needed.
That’s right shower curtains. They are gray and white striped. I sewed two together to make each panel.
I orginally saw this done by Amanda Carol in her office.
Here is how they turned out in my home.
The room is not complete, but this is where we’re at! I’m still working on some finishing touches such as throw pillows, an area rug, etc.
Though the curtains are hung, they are not yet hemmed. To be honest, that may be a while. But, it’s easy to do with a machine or stitch witchery (iron on hemming tape).
And, the breakfast room which is adjacent to the family room is also coming along and here are the white curtains from IKEA that we chose to use in it.
Still working on things, but it’s all starting to come together. To see more of how it’s all working together, visit the tour page.
So, overall, I think they turned out great! All for just $80 a panel (two shower curtains per panel sewn together), or total of $160. I saved $150-340. Whew!
Tomorrow, I will do a tutorial on making the striped curtains. I love them! What do you think?