My goal was to get the all of the panels hemmed before I went back to work last Thursday. I submit this picture as evidence of the state of panel #4 on Thursday.
|So close, yet so far away.|
No biggie, I finished them Friday morning. Labor Day weekend = 4 day weekend 'round these parts. I went the laziest route possible- I used hem tape while the drapes were still hung on the rods. It actually made it really nice. I found that the rod hanging over our sliding door is just a smidge lower than the rod hanging over the big window, so I was able to adjust the hems by about half an inch to get the just-touching-the-floor look. Here they are now:
Yeah, I know you can't really see the hems. Let's fix that, eh?
|That trellis pattern just floats my boat.|
There you are! Good little hem. What, extreme close up, you say?
Not bad for hem tape, if I do say so myself. If you ever wondered what type of seamstress I am, terrible/lazy is your answer. And for gratuity's sake, one more shot of my much-more-funned-up dining room.
|View from the kitchen!|
You can't tell, but I've Spackled and sanded the holes from when our drapery rods were hung lower. Now I just need to get some paint on those puppies, which I have been putting off because our matching paint is in a 5-gallon bucket and I hate trying to pour paint out of those bad boys. Oh well, the drapes cover the holes, so I can just admire them and pretend there's nothing that needs to be painted!