A while back, I showed a sneak peak of a project I had begun.
It began with some of this fabric...
and these notions...
and turned into a set of roman shades for our guest room.
I didn't follow any specific tutorials for these roman shades, but I made them by sewing pocket holes into the lining fabric on the back, threading wooden dowels in, and attaching the entire curtain to a wood 2x3 at the top with a staple gun. I like how these new roman shades give privacy but still let in some natural light.
I also made some linen curtains for our living room. These have already made it into quite a few pictures.
I had originally been dreaming of yellow velvet curtains (similar to Ina Garten's orange ones), but as soon as I found this bolt of drapery-weight yellow linen I knew what I had to do. These are simple unlined pocket curtains, and I love that they will be easy to clean and maintain.
We made a curtain rod out of copper pipe which could go around our bay window seamlessly to hang all 6 panels . I love how they frame the windows and brighten the space. And the yellow color makes me smile daily.
I even found a matching piece of heavier linen, which I used to make a throw for our sofa (it didn't want to be left out).
And I still have a few windows left in our place, which will be getting dressed very soon. Anyone else sewing up window treatments? Other home decor projects?