Sunday, November 22, 2009

Long Window Panels... on the Cheap!

If you have seen any of my Fall
tablescapes, you may have noticed
 my plaid window panels.

See how they match the
 little round table?

Well that's because they
are actually tablecloths.

Tablecloths come in  widths of 60"
and lengths up to 120" or even more.

I just took curtain rings that
 have clips and attached them
 about 4-5"from the top.

 The standard is about seven
 clips per stationary panel.

It gives a very casual relaxed look.

The size of the tablecloth you
buy  determines the amount of
 "puddle". I haven't even cut them.
Just folded them in half lengthwise. 

This is a really inexpensive way to
 get LONG panels that you can
change out for the holidays.

I didn't do an actual tutorial on how
to do this because it is SO simple.
If you have questions I will gladly
answer back here in the comments.

I know that there have been a LOT
of curtains made out of drop cloths.

So I came up with this idea... 'cause
I liked the colors in the plaid table-
cloth on the round accent table.

I think it looks real warm and inviting.
What do you think?


Here I am taking a picture of an area of La Quinta.
This is one of the cities where we are looking to live.
It is is the  Palm Spring/Palm Desert area of California.

Palm trees and mountain views on all sides of the valley. 
The mountains in this picture have light snow on them in the winter, 
but the valley stays at a moderate temperature. 
It is sunny about 360 days a year ( rains 3-6 ") 
and it does get hot in the summer!

I hope to share more info on my move.
(I have some pictures of the desert)

Just give me a few days as I will be
 very busy getting the house ready.

Once again... Hubby gets to go off first
and I will be left to tie up the loose ends.

Thank goodness for the corporate
moving package... I won't have to do
much, if any packing!


dee dee said...

Oh what a great idea to use table cloths for curtains! I love that they can easily be changed out according to your moods or seasons! thanks for sharing such a fantastic idea!
Dee Dee

ceekay said...

That is a brillant idea for curtains. I like how easy it would be to change them out for the seasons. Great job!

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

This is just the smartest idea ever! I'm all about window treatments on the cheap. Thanks for sharing!

Jane said...

Such an amazing idea!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This idea is very creative! They look wonderful!
Good for you.

Mimi said...

What a great idea using tablecloths to make window treatments...yours are perfect.

D said...

Cute, cute, cute curtains! Love your blog! I'm signing up to follow you.


Staci K. said...

I used table cloths for curtains in my family room - I love them! no hemming or sewing of any kind required. :)

Shannon said...

Table cloth to curtain! Love it! I have heard of sheets, drop cloths ect, but not table cloth. Very creative! Thanks for sharing.

Valeree said...

What a great idea!! I've never thought about tablecloths for curtains before, but how affordable!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jeanette said...

What a great idea. You can find tablecloths on sale all the time. Such inspiration!
Happy Thanksgiving.

Julie said...

This is such a smart idea... Love it and it looks great...Happy ThanksGiving...

~ Sonny ~ said...

looks terrific ~!! what a scathingly brilliant idea.. Kudos

Anonymous said...

Ok, that is one fabulous idea! Love the way they turned out and so easy. Girl, you did good!

Stacey said...

Your window panels are perfect. I love the fabric and you are so smart to use the tablecloths.

So you are moving? Your house will sell quickly I bet.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love the plaid! So many colors look good in a plaid. I just put up a black and white check plaid in my living room.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Thanksgiving Blessings to you and your family….Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Its So Very Cheri said...

You have a darling blog. I am now following and hope you come by and do the same.

I would love to have you post to my Monday party--Its So Very Creative.

bj said...

O, I love your curtains..your dining room is just precious.
Good luck on you move and have a wonderful Thanksgiving..

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Now this is a great idea! We all wish we had thought of this -- thanks for your sweet visit today -- Happy Thanksgiving -- I hope that your move goes very well.

Shirley said...

Super idea!! I'll have to remember that.

Jeanne said...

I love the look of your panels. I have panels in several of my rooms that are held in place with clips, but you can see my clips. How do you do it where we don't see the clips???

Elnora Turmelle said...

Yeah, the the touch of the colors red and yellow actually invite people. It's the reason why some of restaurants use this color. However, your idea is pretty clever! It's great how you matched it with the round table. If the curtain is closed, the dining area would look a lot better. But, leaving it open will surely create good ventilation! Nice Job!

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