Sep 5, 2012

It's Curtains for the Drapes

Finito!!  I am D-O-N-E with the Crate & Barrel knock-off Bella Porte Citrine drapes in our dining room.

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!


  1. When I saw curtains for the drapes, I thought you'd junked them. I was really sad because I LOVE this color in that room. So glad to see they are finished and not in the garbage :D

    1. Dude, for the amount of time and energy and money that were put into these drapes, I'd keep em even if I didn't love em. Thankfully, not an issue! The color is much better, isn't it? I dig it. And it's nice to know I'm not the only one! ;-)

  2. Uhm… I wish you turned on the light when you took those pictures. I like your lazy route; I did mine that way too. I hemmed them all using heavy-duty iron-on hem tape while they were still hanging right on the rod, then I used the scissors to cut off the excess.
    Roxie Tenner

    1. Love it! I wish I had turned the lights on, too. There's only so much you can do with an iphone photo, but more lighting sure would've helped. And that's exactly why I've started using a DSLR and learning more about photography! :) Thanks for stopping by, Roxie!