Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Anthro Curtains

From the first of seeing these curtains on Anthro's website I was in love...well almost anything to do with Anthropologie makes my heart start to beat a little faster. 
I like to think of them as my "happy curtains." 

And part of my love was the fact that they were on clearance because they probably wouldn't be hanging on my walls if not...just saying. 
Anthropologie at full price is not in my budget, but their sales are awesome.

After deciding I wanted these I then realized they only had them in stock in the 63' inch length. Which I could have easily gone with the 90' inch are longer on these tall windows. So I had to start thinking hard about what I could do to make them work... in my mind I had them already, I could see them hanging on my walls.

 Breakfast nook area.

And these are in my living room. 
For the record, I'm over the red wall...but it's a rental and owners will not let us paint I'm just having to deal. :)

I knew I had to add length to them. So off to the fabric store I went to try and match a fabric that I could add onto the bottom section. Now I don't know how to sew, so I pretty much had to come up with "my way" to put them together. 

First, I turned up all the corners of the fabric, as if to have a hem, and ironed it really well. Then I used Heat n Bond to try and bind the 2 pieces together, but with no luck. For some reason it just wouldn't hold. Not sure if my fabric was too heavy or what. So out came the glue gun. That's right, I hot glued that extra panel of fabric to all 4 curtain panels and it has worked perfectly. 

Yay for Anthro, Yay for hot glue, and Yay for curtains that make me smile 
every time I look at them... that's really what it's all about..creating that "happy" place 
where you want to dwell... and just be.

Heather :) 

1 comment:

  1. Opened, I finally got on the walls and floors to do, even quilt in me and I stared at it for some time. I was afraid to cut it, to do anything with it quite frankly. But I figured hey, if you mess it up, and I can afford another one.

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