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Curtains and Life lessons

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Hello! I do some shopping on the internet, well there is a web site called MY POINTS that i participate on and I've cashed over 300 dollars in points for Amazon over the years...

Anyway they were offering 5 pts per dollar at Home Depot instead of the 2 pts.... so I went on line and looked for new drapery hardware. These are the last windows that still have the pull cords to close the drapes and one was shot and i was getting tired of the drapes any way. So I purchased the new rods and they spent about 3 days finding drapes i liked and that would go well with the colors already in the room as I didn't want to repaint......

Funny how years ago you could pretty much semi custom drapes to the size of your windows. I found a few pairs that I liked, but they would require me to alter and add to window width, and I didn't really want to do that for the cost was over 90$ and I would have material left over that was useless to me. So I continued my search and finally found some at Walmart. The length I wanted 63 inches and I thought the width would be ok...... well I ended up having to alter these also! But no waste in material the big window was to wide so I cut off 6.5 inches and opened the other pair and they had a 1 inch seam and I only needed 1/2 inch for my seam so i got another 7 inches on each side! Yea! And the smaller window benefited by having less drape.

Glad the life lessons like sewing in school pays off later in life using those skills!

so here is the before and afters

they were white drapes , excuse the mess as I was also working on the other window at the time also

New drapes I like how they turned out and glad I took the time to alter them

the big window


Have a great day everyone!
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