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DIY: Hardware Store Window Treatments!

  1. bluehydrangea says:

    Love it!! I am sure your business will be booming!!

  2. Rachel says:

    That's a great tutorial! And I'd heard about using drop cloths as curtains before, but wasn't too sure about how they'd look – but yours look great!!

    It's so exciting that you're opening up your own business!! I wish you nothing but luck! I would love to do what you're doing, I'm just not 100% there yet…

  3. Dallas says:

    Thanks for the how-to, I was looking for a budget friendly solution to covering my closet space. Now I have it!

  4. Miss Wendy says:

    That was a very good solution! Love that you are advertising for e clients too.

  5. Emily says:

    What a great job you did! It's nice that you can still pull back the curtains for some sunlight. Love it!

  6. Dagny @ Beautiful Living says:

    Great idea! I'm actually having the same challenge with our dining area. IKEA has a similar solution, and I think I'm heading over there asap to get my fix!! Thanks for giving me the much needed "kick in the a**" 😀

    Have a great Tuesday!!

  7. LindsB says:

    What a great way to cover lots of windows- I love how they came out and think its a great fix!

    Your office is almost there, how exciting for you!!!

  8. Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle says:

    Smart solution! A friend just asked for a solution to this very problem.

  9. Katie says:

    Those are great! Perfect!

  10. Ms. Bright says:

    Way to go!! Totally "chic on the cheap"! I love how it came out and how budget friendly it was! It makes such a difference when you cover up the ugly, doesn't it?

  11. Chic Coles (Cole Design) says:

    So wonderful and cleaver. Great job. Thank you so much for sharing! Wow that was a lot of work.

  12. Blueprint Bliss says:

    C- it looks great. And thanks for taking the time to post a tutorial!

    I love my drop cloth ones in my bedroom.

  13. journeychic says:

    Wow – can't believe those are drop cloths! What a great inexpensive solution.

  14. says:

    This is fantastic! I love how well you explained the hardware. I'll be linking to this.

  15. Kylie says:

    You are amazing! I wanted to suspend a wall of curtains behind our bed but I need to figure out a few more things before I do that. Your upholstery is beautiful too — love the print!


  16. nestegg says:

    You are SO resourceful!! Go girl! Looks awesome.

  17. A Life More Fabulous says:

    How clever – you make it look so easy!

  18. Southern Aspirations says:

    VERY clever! Thanks for the directions as well. I hadn't heard about using drop cloths that way…looks great.

  19. M.B.Walker says:

    I love this idea! I've been trying to figure out a way to cover up back door, insulating it for the upcoming winter; but it needs to be cheap and thick. Using cables like this will allow for easy on and off as the seasons change. Thanks for instructions!

  20. JennyMac says:

    Great information and tutorial!

  21. Christen says:

    This turned out so lovely! And what a great tutorial 🙂 You are a gem!

  22. Lauren says:

    looks awesome!!! love those business cards!!!!

  23. Katherine @ Grass Stains says:

    That is a GREAT fix for your window dilemma! I have lots of windows that need "real" treatments … I'd love to do Plantation Shutters throughout, but they are thousands of dollars. I might have to try the dropcloths!

  24. Rachel says:

    I love this! And thank you for the tutorial.. this may be something we attempt in our bedroom actually!

  25. Stephanie Sabbe says:

    I LOVE what you did in here. You know what your sofa looks like (and maybe you already know this) but Carrie's sofa in the Sex in the City movie.

    Good luck with the biz. I'm getting up my courage to hopefully do something similar in Boston, we'll see.

  26. Caroline says:

    The room looks great, we have a back enclosed porch that we are looking to add some privacy to that this idea might just work.

    Great Blog!! Good luck with the business, I have a small design business as well, moving toward e-decorating to add more clients.

  27. Sarah says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. Love how the room is coming along.

  28. LindsB says:

    can we please have more pics of this room- the eye candy is just wonderful!

  29. Hopeless Chest says:

    Great job.
    Were you totally overwhelmed by all the fabric at the sewing machine?

  30. Eileen says:

    Oh my goodness! It looks fantastic! I never would have thought to use dropcloths! 🙂 Thank you for a great tutorial!

  31. The mad woman behind the blog says:

    Thank you for this tutorial (and for linking it in a recent post.) I watch the videos or the shows showing how to do it and they just go too fast.
    I too have made curtains from drop cloths (for an outdoor gazebo) and LOVED them.

    New follower and loving what I see!

  32. emjohnston says:

    This was really a snap to do! I think ironing the curtains took the longest… fortunately, I had a friend help with that.
    I also had a couple of drywall issues… eh, it worked out. I'll send pix soon…

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