Thursday, May 14, 2009

~marne~

My good friend Marne called me up a couple of days ago in a dilemma about what to do for curtains in her kitchen eating area. She has really tall ceilings and all the drapes she could find that she liked either had to be custom ordered, or cost a small fortune. I suggested using drop cloths from Home Depot. I think she thought I had lost my mind. However, she didn't have much to lose (I think she ended up getting some at Walmart for under $10.00) so she went for it! Look at the results! Can you believe those are drop cloths? OK, EVERYONE'S DOING IT, what are you waiting for? Feeling crafty, she took on another project. I told her about a cute table runner I saw on Layla's blog (the lettered cottage)
Look what she whipped up!

The girl does know how to sew! She hemmed the edges neatly and then printed out a monogram on transfer paper and ironed it on! I think both projects cost under $20.00! Wow!

Sew, sew, sew, proud of you Marne! Ha-ha, I crack myself up!


7 comments:

marty39 said...

Drop clothes make such fabulous drapes and they are also wonderful for tablecloths and outside drapes for the porch. I think they're the greatest thing ever. Her drapes and table runner look fabulous. Hugs, Marty

april francom said...

I hope Layla (at The Lettered Cottage gets credit for the drop cloth drapes too...since she was the one who posted that SAME idea several weeks ago. GREAT idea Layla!!!

Debbie said...

Looks great, I really love her runner!

Vanilla Lavender said...

Soooooooo beautiful!!

barbj said...

The drapes and the table runner look great. Another thing that works well are the cheap flat sheets at WalMart. I used twin sized white sheets ($4.00 per sheet) on my guest bedroom windows with drapery rings about a year ago and they look stunning.

Kara said...

Just found your blog over at Just a Girl. I love it! Can't wait to come back and do some exploring!

The 5 Bickies said...

The curtains look Great! My sister made the cutest pleated dining room chair seat covers from drop cloths. She had a problem with dye lot. I guess it's best to buy what you need, or a little more, all at one time and return any leftovers.

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