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Deuce Cities Henhouse

Curtains For Certain


before
So. Here is the deal. My living room has been looking, well, let’s say, not lived in, for I don’t know how long….like probably forever. Mostly in the way of curtains. I have lived in my house for 5 years now and for 5 years it has looked like we could be packing up and moving out at any moment. When you don’t have drapes, this is what people think. I FINALLY got off my arse and whipped up some simple panels to spruce things up.

workspace
I haven’t mentioned this to you yet but I carved out a place in the basement for me to sew and make things . It’s nothing glamorous but it is a great place for me to set up my sewing machine. Part of my curtain procrastination has had to do with the fact that the basement is not finished nor is it heated. We here in MN have been experiencing what we like to call a “cold snap” and that don’t make for good sewin’ when your sewin’ spot gots no heat.

Helpful Husband
After hitting up my favorite shop, Crafty Planet, for 11 yards of Columbine Azure fabric, designed by Joel Dewberry, I was off and running. I didn’t follow any sort of pattern with these and decided to go the freestyle route. My major concern while constructing these was to get all of the panels the same length and to be as square as possible.

hem
Much to my delight, all of the panels ended up being the same size and I couldn’t be happier with the end result.

top
With new curtains you will most likely need to pick up some curtain rods. I chose the DAMPA rods from IKEA.

Elsa and the new drapes
So here we are. All finished up. I feel settled in now.

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in Decor, DIY, Sewing




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  • Tubs January 31, 2010

    i need to get north soon.

  • Colzoz January 31, 2010

    Truer words have never been spoken. We would love to see you homie.

  • Scoops January 31, 2010

    I'm glad you're finally settled.

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