|Old Living Room|
But when we hung them up in the new house, they left something to be desired; 12" to be precise. While this may not seem like a big deal to everybody, it was going to drive me crazy. While you can find 96" or 8 ft long curtains, they are few and far between. This made me decide to make the curtains for the living room. I spent awhile looking online for fabrics, and I found quite a few that I liked, but all the ones I liked were at least $7/yard. Now, this wouldn't be horrible except for the fact that I needed 6 curtains all 8 ft long. Translation: ~16 yards of fabric. I'll let you do the math but 7x16= too much money for new curtains. I was bummed by this until I remembered something. Marden's, which is a surplus and salvage store in Maine, has a fabric department. While I was up in Maine, I stopped by to check out what they had. Not only did they have a ton of fabric, the prices did not exceed $5/yard!
|One row of 8+ rows of fabric|
After I got my curtain fabric cut, I remembered I still hadn't found a curtain I liked for the kitchen window. So back out to the fabric floor I went. Since I had looked at basically every fabric twice at this point, I found the fabric for the kitchen a lot faster.
This I only needed a yard of and combined with my curtain fabric, the total cost was less than half what I would have paid for any fabric I found online! Stay tuned for how I turn this fabric into curtains and how they look in place!