Confession time…

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I am an addict. I am completely and totally obsessed with Pinterest. The best way to describe Pinterest, to people that do not know, is to say it is like a giant pin board. You can “pin” your finds on the internet much like you might “pin” clippings of a magazine to a pin board. The part that makes this site so addicting is that you can see your friends’ finds. It has awakened my creative side…that I didn’t even know I had. My ideas of things to do around the house, meals to make, dream places to go would last my whole lifetime if I tried to do everything.

Another thing I love about Pinterest is that it helps me find inexpensive ways to do things that put a personal touch on our home. We are currently working on transforming a white twin bed into a black twin bed for my daughter’s room. I’m working on making some canvases for both girls’ rooms. I’ll post those pictures when the projects are finished. I have one project, though, that is complete! I am totally excited, and probably a bit too proud. I never thought I would be able to be this creative. I just don’t get these ideas on my own. That’s where Pinterest comes in.

The project that I have finished is curtains for my kitchen. The challenge: I have no idea how to sew. How do you make curtains without sewing, you ask? A friend pinned a blog and Welcome to Heardmont showed me that I, the person that doesn’t know the first thing about sewing, could indeed make my own curtains! Me! With hemming tape, I was able to make the curtains look like they had been sewn. You can tell, if you look closely, that there is no seam. If that bothers you, this won’t work. If you have no idea how to sew, this is one way to be creative and get the perfect curtains without spending tons of money!

Her blog talks about turning a sheet into curtains. While I absolutely love that idea, I couldn’t find any cheap sheets. If I spend a ton of money on a flat sheet, it defeats the purpose of trying to do this cheaply. I then decided to hit the fabric stores. After visiting many stores, some multiple times, I found the perfect fabric. They matched the paint color in my kitchen perfectly. I know. Many people pick the fabric and then paint. Not me! I like to do things the hard way! Luckily, I found this fabric for $4 a yard!

Here’s the before picture:

Here’s the after!

Valance above the sink:

Keep an eye on my blog! There will be more creative ventures to come!

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3 responses »

  1. Love that print on your new curtains! I’m excited that you mentioned that they are “no sew” because I want to make some for my kitchen but don’t know the first thing about sewing. You’ve inspired me to find a fabric I like and go for it! Thanks!

    I, too, am a Pinterest addict. Isn’t it so fun? 🙂

  2. Krystal, I found an easy way to fold the fabric for ironing with the hemming tape. Get a piece of paper. Draw a line down the paper of your desired “seam” size. Mine were about 1/4″. Lay the fabric down on the ironing board. Put the paper on top & fold to the line. Iron that fold down & then repeat to get the perfect seam. After you have it set, you can easily place the hemming tape and iron. The paper makes it super easy to have a straight & even seam. Hope this helps! Post pics on Facebook so I can see your finished project!! I’m sure it will look great!

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