I blame Pinterest for this one.
I saw these awesome curtains there back in the summer or fall, not sure when, but loved them when I saw them.
Aren’t these absolutely gorgeous? I love the mix of reds and black/white. And the best part about these curtains?
No sewing involved!
So I thought, I could do this. I could totally do this and not even break a sweat.
If you want the professional tutorial , go here.
This blogger, by the way, is a designer by trade so of course her curtains look perfect and of course she made it sound so easy. So I first would like to blame her for me taking on this project because had she kept it real, I would have never started this in the first place.
Unless, it’s just me that had a problem with this menial design project and that’s why it seemed so simple. Because in all reality, it probably isn’t something too hard for someone who spent two years at design school. But for a stay at home mom of two with an associate degree in science? Let’s just say I would take Statistics all over again rather than go back and re-create this curtain project.
In all honesty, I needed window treatments in my living room anyway since my old Target un-lined curtains were ruined from years of sun beating down on them. So this was a project of necessity not just one to create something new for the blog. But, and big but here, I also wanted to step outside my comfort zone a little too by creating something other than a cute accent piece for the kids room or a sign for the kitchen. This was an actual big girl project that was going to take more blood, sweat, tears and money than I usually am comfortable using.
Last Saturday, my friend and I got out of the house sans children thanks to her husband. Forever indebted to this man and my husband collectively for letting us get out alone here and there.
God. Bless. Supportive. Husbands.
We got out under the ruse of attending a preschool fair but ended up going to lunch, Target and Pier One because I hear that Pier One has an excellent program for four-year-old’s in the fall.
So while at Target, I found these curtains:
Who knew that this would be the bulk of the cost of my project.
I wanted to make my blocks 14 inches wide (like the blogger did). So I measured out the width of my Target curtains and used chalk (as it erases easily off twill) to mark off where I had to cut.
Aww, look how happy I am!!.
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