I've decided that BB definitely needs curtains in his room, despite having blinds, because he gets a lot of light from outside, which prevents him from getting to sleep (especially this time of year) and staying asleep. But I don't know what kind to get. I want red. Plain, simple, kid-friendly red. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be an option.
While I try to figure out that curtain mystery, I decided to make some "curtains" for my craft room/office/guest room. They're less curtains than decorations, but I figure it's a step in the curtain direction.
I found this pin on Pinterest and knew that this was the best way to enter curtain land. Crafty. Cute. Low-effort. Low-cost. It doesn't get much better!
I grabbed my supplies and got to work:
* Fabric (which matches my bedspread)
* A cutting mat
* A ruler
* A rotary cutter
Jill was smart and used jelly roll strips for her valance. I couldn't find a jelly roll with the colors I wanted, so I bought and cut the fabric into 2-inch strips. This was a crazy fast process, so I'm glad I didn't settle with pre-cut strips that weren't exactly what I was looking for.
This is my window pre-"curtain". Blah.
I didn't get a picture of the tying process, but basically, I tied the strips onto the curtain rod. :-)
How do you feel about curtains and valances and all that jazz? Love 'em? Hate 'em? As confused by them as I am?