I love this style. Here's how I accomplished it on a tight budget:
Materials:1 - Pre-hemmed (and cut for picnic tables) Queen-sized bed sheets Already owned
1 - Sewing machine with pedal, bobbin, spool of thread, machine needle, scissors Already owned
2 - Curtain brackets, wall anchors, screws, and rod kit $16 x 2 = $32 (From Ross)
1 - Pen, drill, 3/32 and 1/4 drill bit Already owned
The amount I paid is based on pricing in Hawai'i.
I paid $32 for two 90"-120" rods. The curtains themselves were free.
We plan to convert these single rods to double rods in the future using conduit straps and electrical conduit once we purchase a projector and need to make blackout curtains.
Current living room budget breakdown:
Just $205 left to spend on a coffee table, end table, pillows, and decor. Here's to hoping we make it!
Installing a curtain rod kit:
Sewing Bedsheet Fold Top Curtains:
I can't tell you how amazing it is to know that these curtains are completely ours, made by the hands of my mom and I, and given new life yet again. Are you planning to make bed sheet curtains or do you have something that has lived different lives and served different purposes?
|I screwed in the finials and called it a good day in gradual renovation world.|
|My mom and I sewed everything using this Kenmore sewing machine from the 80's. It seems appropriate that this space from the 80's would be changed with the help of something that is its contemporary.|
|Basically, we created a rod pocket, as pictured above, by ripping those seams, fixing the hem and folding the top over to create a loop or hole through which a rod could be pulled through.|
|The finished project looks like this: a rod pocket curtain with a foldover flap attached.|
|This is the first curtain I have ever made, for this space or otherwise. I love the crisp white, the whimsical and slightly feminine foldover curtain top, and the simple, yet romantic feeling I get when I look 3 feet above my head. :)|