No-Sew Landscape Burlap Swag Curtains

Do you like to sew? No? Then you're in the right place because this is a no-sew blog hop with projects from fellow bloggers that require absolutely no sewing!  I get lots of questions about the landscape burlap swag curtains in my family room so I've decided to show you the tutorial on how to make them ... and no sewing involved! Here's a shot of the burlap swags in my family room. I've paired them with white Roman shades I found at IKEA. I … [Read more...]

Changes for the Family Room

A little over a year ago, I found the wonderful world of blogging. I was amazed at how many fabulous home and decor blogs were out there. Two of my early faves were Mod Vintage Life and Aiken House and Gardens. From there I found others and was inspired to start my own blog. Blogging is a way for me to hold myself accountable with home projects. In order to create a blog post, you need something to blog about. Each week keeps me motivated around … [Read more...]

One Dollar No-Sew Curtains

Sometimes you get lucky and things just come together. But first, the bad news. A Geneva, Illinois store icon recently closed its doors after 82 years of business. The Merra-Lee shops were a series of 7 women's specialty clothing stores (all owned by the same family) that occupied a prime piece of real estate in town. Before closing, they discounted all their product and sold their store furnishings for cheap. The good news ... I scored 8 yards … [Read more...]

Dropcloth Curtain Makeover

A few months ago I made some dropcloth curtains for the family room. While I thought myself quite clever for using dropcloth for the panels and twine for the tabs ... the truth of the matter is ... I don't like them. I kept looking at them and thinking something was missing. Then it hit me. They need something feminine. And white. Hmmmm ... maybe an overlay of tulle and some lace for the tiebacks. Of course, step number one is to keep Lil Puddy … [Read more...]

DIY Drop Cloth Curtains

Rarely do I purchase pre-made curtains for my home. It's been this way ever since I've been messin' around with hearth and home. And so recently I went on the hunt for curtain fabric. I seriously considered burlap, but then I saw another blog where drop cloth had been used and changed my mind.   After a quick trip to the paint store for drop cloth, I set up my mother's old Kenmore sewing machine. I planned to make tab curtains but then I … [Read more...]

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