Ruffled Drapes: A DIY-sort of


it all started with this:





i love that our new home has big windows that let in warm, warm sunshine. 

but some days i just want to lay on my couch, in my jammies, and nap. 

my obvious choice was to acquire beautiful, but inexpensive, drapes. 
i only knew two things, 

1) they must be grey
2) they must be interesting 


thus i was lead to pinterest...
it has become my 'google' lately. 


after spending a week deciding between ruffles or color blocking i found this 

BINGO! 
those are 100% what i want. 
And 100%  is what i was going to get! 

so, after stalking Sarah M. Dorsey Designs
after reading, re-reading, and then having my husband read her instructions I decided it was going to happen. 

me and those drapes. 

we were meant to be. 

Did i mention these are made from BED SHEETS.
chya! 

For a complete and easy tutorial go to Sarah's post here
She will tell you all you need to know. 

I {practically} followed her tute. Instead of splitting a full sheet for the panels i used one twin sheet per each side. My ruffles were cut from 3 full size sheets. Instead of stitch witchery i sewed my ruffles on. 
I really only did that because I most certain i am not ready to learn about stitch witchery yet. Not to mention I didnt want to read all the instructions that came with it...



what do you think?
100% is what i got!? 
thank you so much Sara for sharing your brilliant tutorial! 


9 comments:

  1. Aleks- These are AWESOME!!! Two of my favorite things, grey and ruffles. And I'm loving the S you added for decor.
    xoxox

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  2. I need white ones in my bedroom, stat! Those are awesome Aleks! How long did they take??

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  3. You make it look so easy...I am so very afraid to be crafty. ;-)

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  4. sold! adding these to my bedroom - now, if you can just fly out here & help me! the first time around something always takes longer {therefore: you're a pro!}. off to check out Sarah's tute!

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  5. LOVE THIS! I keep wanting to make myself some curtains, and then I remember we have terrible townhouse blinds and can't figure out how to make that work...

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  6. Your drapes look great!!! I've never tried stitch witchery either... it IS scary!

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  7. seriously? these are SO great! Makes me want to make some for my windows in the living room! :) p.s. stitch witchery is AWESOME and easy...basically all you need is an iron!

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