Sunday, August 28, 2011

Projects On My Side Bar

Last January, when I was recovering from my rotator cuff surgery, I posted a list of decorating projects on my side bar that I wanted to get done this year.

I was limited to what I could do for the first 5 months, but Mr. Comforts of Home and I have managed to check some of the projects off the list.

The project for Mr. Comforts of Home this week, is to hang these curtain rods in our master bedroom.
My project this week is to make curtains.  You see, the problem has been that our windows are not standard height. 

 So I can't go to Target, JC Penny, Lowe's, Home Goods, etc and get curtains that are a standard 84 inches.  I have to have 108 inch curtains.
Buffalo Check Rod Pocket Panel
To buy the gold buffalo check curtains above from Country Curtains, would cost me $621.95 for 4 windows!  I love these curtains.  I actually used that same curtain in my previous home in the living room.  See here.

Soooo I found some inexpensive fabric to make my curtains with.  It is not the gold buffalo check, but I like what I have found.  I will show you the fabric when it arrives this week.

What are you doing this week?  Working on any projects?
Welcome Home,


  1. I know you'll make beautiful drapes! We have high ceilings here in our condo but we were able to custom order our drapes from Penny's. It was the only place that was reasonable! Enjoy your evening! ♥

  2. I love those drapes, too. You know I have the red checked ones and they are pretty expensive and not lined. Can't wait to see what your fabric is.

  3. So clever! I hope to get some sewing done this fall. I have to make skirts for my sewing tables.

  4. Penny, I bet your drapes will be beautiful. I also love how your have your list of things to do on your sidebar. Very smart!

  5. I'm sure they're going to be gorgeous!
    Me?...this week I'll be on the road again to give a workshop up-Island. I wish I could stay home and sew!

  6. Whatever you make will me just beautiful!

  7. They will be very grand looking since your windows are so long. Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

  8. Penny, I love those rods. And, I know that the finished project will look amazing. How do I know? Because I love everything you do.

  9. Hi Penny,
    Are you going to make pleats again :)
    curtain fabric can get very pricey for sure and then trying to handle all the length can get crazy. Gary always helps me with the fabric when I'm laying it out on the table, for some reason the fabric always slips off the table ..LOL
    I can't wait to see your curtains. I know they are going to amazing.
    Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

  10. Love that gold buffalo check Penny, I can't wait to see what you chose for the bedroom. I always like your style, so I'm pretty sure I'll love whatever it is:>)

  11. Can't wait to see what you end up with Penny!! Love the floor below as well :) We painted a cobblestone look in the back of the store on concrete & still love it!
    Enjoy your week!
    Karla & Karrie

  12. Hi, Penny, I'll bet your new curtains will be gorgeous. As I've said before, I love, love, love your decorating style. I could move right in and be quite happy there!! (Don't worry -- I do remember what Ben Franklin said about fish and visitors stinking after three days!)
    Can't wait to see the new fabric you chose.
    Canadian Chickadee

  13. wow, it's been so long since I've been by. I love your blog and your projects...

  14. Love the gold check, Penny, I can understand why you'd want them. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do. I'm afraid that my windows might be high in the condo and I won't be able to use what I'm bringing.

  15. brave soul that you are, tackling those curtains. I know they will be beautiful and I am waiting with bated breath to get a look-see.

  16. Penny, I know you have picked out a beautiful fabric to use in place of the check! Can't wait to see it. I love your curtain rods... they are beautiful. It is hard to pay so much for curtains, when you know you can make them cheaper. Good luck! Love & blessings from NC!

  17. Can't wait to see what you found Penny. I know the curtains will be beautiful if you do them.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  18. I can't wait to see your fabric choice!
    I actually made a valance for my kitchen window this morning...I will be showing later.

  19. LOVE your blog...just found it via Pinterest. I have been looking for that exact fabric for nearly a year...can I please inquire as where you found it???? pretty please...can not WAIT to see your draperies.....I am just waiting with baited breath!
    TFS so much...;o)