Friday, February 25, 2011

Burlap drapes

So, I have been eyeing these burlap draperies at Ballard for a while now. I love the simple, rustic look of them. I have also been wanting some new budget friendly drapes for my office. Well, I finally decided to go for it. I went and bought my burlap for a whopping $4.00 per yard and got to work. I found a tutorial for them at Life to the T. The only thing I did differently was make my hem bigger so I could run my drapery pole through it and I sewed the hem on my sewing machine instead of just using the stitch witchery. I fringed my bottoms like she did, and they looked darn cute, just like hers. I was oh so proud... I had accoplished the task of new draperies in like an hour! WHAT??. So I hopped up on my stool and hung them up...... and they were.....too.....SHORT!! Like a FOOT too short! Seriouly??? Measure twice cut once people!!! MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE!!! Why oh why did I ignore those wonderful words of wisdom????

Anyhoo! What is a girl to do? Well, I went digging through my scraps and found some dark brown cotton fabric in my stash and attached that to the bottom of the burlap. Then stopped by a local craft store and found a lacy little trim to attach and here is the finished result.

So it is not what I originally envisioned, but I like them! Draperies too short = lemons. Being able to fix them relatively easily = lemonade. Hence my lemonade drapes!

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