I went shopping the other day at Ballards Back Room. That is an outlet store for Ballard Designs catalog. I'm fortunate enough to live close to the one in Roswell, GA. They also have one in Atlanta. I was hoping to find some pillow covers that I liked that are no longer sold in their catalog. You may recall my sister getting some from Ballards in this post. I wasn't able to find the pillow covers, but found something better afterall. This is a project involving "thinking outside the box". I resort to this, when I have no other option, and rely on pure willpower and creativity. I am very happy how this project turned out.
These are my new drapes for my family room.
These didn't start out as drapes, but as a shower curtain! You see, a shower curtain is much wider than a curtain panel. So...........I decided to cut it in half to give me 2 panels. However, a shower curtain is also too short. So...............I decided to add some fabric to the end and add trim where the two fabrics meet. I've seen this done on other custom drapes and love the look! Here is a breakdown.
I chose burlap to add to these panels.
Now, that doesn't look too pretty. So I added some trim to give it a finished look.
I didn't get a picture of this step, but I also put some cream material behind the burlap so the weight of it would match the upper portion of the panel. Also, I didn't want it to be see-through.
Did I mention that I don't sew? Yep. I did all of this with fabric glue (Fabri-tac). It was easy peasy. I hung the panels on clip rings. I had everything already except for the trim. I love how they turned out.
Here is a close-up of the top of the panel. (It came this way already.)
Here is close-up of the bottom of the panel (that I did).
I like how they look with my new dog portrait over the fireplace too.
So, would you ever guess that used to be a shower curtain? The fabric is the same as any other curtain panel (just in case you were wondering). I love the change.
I found some other great buys there, too, which I'll show you in another post.
~ Kelly ~
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