Did you guess which room I'm working on with the peeks I've been giving you? Yes the breakfast room and kitchen got a fresh coat of paint and I will share the full reveal later. For now I wanted to show you how we turned the long drapes into cute cafe curtains.
After taking down the drapes to paint the walls I was loving the light coming in so I decided I didn't want to put the drapes back the way they were. I have always loved the look of cafe curtains and started looking on line to order some. Then the idea to just revamp what I had sounded like a much better idea and free. Mr. Savvy had added the curtain rod where I wanted it placed and then offered to help me with the curtains. Yep he is a jack of all trades and yes, he has his shirt off. I told him to put it on before I started shooting pics, but hey the He man said no so you get what you get. At least the iron hides most of him. :)
We hung one drape panel from the rod so we could see where to mark it to cut. Then he started pinning the length to hem since we cut them about two inches longer. I told him we needed to fold the edge under and iron a nice crease and then fold that under with the stitch witch and iron. So that is when he started pulling the pins back out and he ironed the creases in. I was going to do this myself, but hey, he offered.
I'm so glad we could do this without sewing. Gotta love this stuff. Even though he could have sewn them with the machine. He is actually better at that than me. I break out in a sweat in front of a sewing machine.
See the nice crease he made and then it all got ironed down on the stitch witch tape. Nice and neat.
We only had to use one panel since the panels were so long. Now, I can use the other one for pillows or cushions covers or maybe even some napkins.
We had these curtains measured, cut, hemmed and hung in less than an hour.
I'm loving the new look.