Boring title, right?
I had some dropcloths leftover from our old playroom (they were used as a room divider) and I knew that I wanted to use them as curtains in my master bedroom makeover.
They are so long that in order to fit the height of the curtain rod, I had to fold them at the top (if I were Gwen, I would sew them, but alas I am not).
However, I didn't like the look. So I decided to add a little interest. I took the curtain rod down, leaving the curtains clipped on the hooks, and started to tear strips about an inch and a half to two inches apart.
I tied the strips into knots. I realized halfway through that I probably should have made sure I had an even number of strips, but thankfully it worked out that I did!
I've only finished one of the two curtains before stopping for the night. Being that it was 11 pm, I figured it could wait until the next day!
Doesn't this look better than the boring old fold?
I love how it adds some texture and visual interest to an otherwise boring necessity. And it doesn't have to be perfect - in fact, I think the variance in length and width of the strips adds character.
I ordered a couple of things from Kristin's new Etsy shop Uncommon Linens. Kristin blogs at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. I only came across her blog a month or so ago and immediately I was hooked! When she announced the opening of her Etsy shop, I flew over there and bought a pillow and some beautiful lavender sachets that will be part of the decor in the master bedroom. I can't wait to get them so I can show them off!
In the meantime, I have one last teaser shot before the big reveal next week...
I am so in love with this room and cannot wait to show it to you!!!
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