Saturday, September 08, 2012

Extra Long Curtains for Super Cheap

Another window treatment post... yippee!  Sorry I've been gone so long; I've missed you all terribly.  Things are starting to slow down and the kids go back to school next week so I should be able to start blogging again.  Anyway, here are our newest curtains



It is crazy difficult to find reasonably priced curtains for really tall windows.  I got the idea to use cheap Bed Bath and Beyond tablecloths from from Robin Flies South.  I am eternally grateful to her!


You can buy any size for $12.99.  That's pretty close to $10 a panel when you use the 20% off coupon (which never expires, by the way).  Not bad, right?  These panels are 120 inches long... perfect for the 10 foot ceilings we have in the house!

I hemmed them just to make sure they don't puddle too much at the floor.


Each side of the sliding glass door has two panels and the little window has one panel on each side.  That's about $65 in curtains.  

I tried one panel on each side of the big window, but the curtains wouldn't quite close all the way.  So I chip clipped them together when I wanted them to stay closed.  Just until I bought 2 more panels. 

 Yep, I'm super classy.

I am so happy with how they turned out!  The room is starting to come together... now just to replace the tiny coffee table that gets lost in such a big room.  I'll be posting about other changes in the house soon.  I promise!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  And thanks for sticking with such a slacker blogger ;o)

Blessings,
Jamie

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52 comments:

  1. Looks great! You're right about the extra long panels being so expensive!

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  2. That is such a great idea!!! I'll totally keep this in mind.

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  3. Jamie, I had no idea they sold long tablecloths for that cheap! You are awesome thank you for sharing this :)

    xoxo, Tanya

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  4. What a great idea!! They look great in your room, too!

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  5. Awesome! I can't believe how much really long curtains cost and this is a great idea that looks fab!
    KIm

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  6. Wow!! Your curtains look fabulous and your room is gorgeous!! Do you mind sharing what color paint is on your walls?
    Hugs,
    Brooke

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    1. It's Benjamin Moore Elephant Gray. Thanks Brooke!

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  7. Super idea about using the tablecloths. I have really odd-shaped windows and this may be the solution! Thanks!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  8. Maybe this is the answer I've been looking for! I'm going to have to go to Bed Bath & Beyond! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Sharon

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  9. You are so clever. Tablecloths??? I would love to have you come share 'Your Great Idea' over at the link up at 'Or so she says...', going on right now. Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  10. You did a great job! Love the idea and those faux pleats are something I can't wait to try. Thanks for sharing, saw you at Funky Junk's linky party.

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  11. These look fantastic. While I wish we had 10 foot ceilings and floor to ceiling windows, we do not. I love how these turned out and will definitely keep this idea in mind for the future.

    Also, thanks for sharing that tidbit about the coupon not expiring. I didn't know that until earlier this year when a cashier shared the secret, haha.

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  12. That's such a wonderful idea! How creative. I will keep this in mind as I also have 10 ft ceilings and may want to change out my curtains in the future. Thanks!

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  13. Thank you, thank you... I LIVE for these kind of affordable shortcuts! New follower from Girl Creative link party! Have a great week.
    Best,
    Katie

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  14. Seriously love this!! This is something I would do in a heartbeat! Thanks for sharing I just posted it on my FB page :)
    XO
    Kristin

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  15. Looks great! Great tip, too :)

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  16. This is a WONDERFUL idea! I had been thinking about putting curtains at my front door (leaded glass door, plain glass side-lights, glass transom, and glass half-round thingy on top) because I feel like I'm living in a fish bowl. I just measured, and discovered that my entry way is a little over 12 feet high! That's too high for even the longest tablecloth.....UNLESS, I buy an extra one in a different color and put a large horizontal stripe in them (like 24")! I'm going to BB&B this week! One question though....how are they for keeping the sun out (I live in Houston)?

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    1. Thanks for your comment! They do let a lot of light in still, but I feel like they give us more privacy. They aren't as sheer as sheers, but they definitely still let a diffused light in. they have different colors as BB and B so maybe a darker color would help?

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  17. Great curtains!!! Love your whole room.
    xo,
    Shannon

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  18. It looks BEAUTIFUL, absolutely stunning. Curtains make such a difference.
    Great idea, thanks for sharing

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  19. Wow! What a GREAT idea! I never would have guessed that they were just table cloths. And you could RIT dye them to any color, and even stencil them any way you want, so you're not limited to just plain white. LOVE IT! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Debbie

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  20. Great idea and beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Chef in Training. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-16.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  21. What a great idea! I have used sheets before but not a tablecloth! I may have to share!

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  22. This is a brilliant solution to the curtain cost problem! And they look great. :-)

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  23. What a fabulous idea! I am going to do it. In my living room I used canvas drop cloths. It worked great.
    ~FringeGirl

    thedomesticfringe.com

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  24. Wonderful!
    You've turned the decorating world on it's ear!
    ...a trend setter.
    My next curtains will be tablecloths for sure! ...or sheets ...who knows in this economy right?
    came here via CCC, Patricia

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  25. Great idea! I love solutions like this. The high ceilings are awesome! I love big windows and lots of light. That room looks amazing. Great job!

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  26. Great idea! I have 9' ceilings in my home so I know how expensive tall window treatments are! To the celiing treatments always look stunning -great job.

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  27. great idea
    to make lovely
    and long curtains
    on the cheap

    just stopping by
    from ATPF to say hello

    now following
    via GFC and FB!

    alison

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  28. wow, that looks elegant - if you did not say anything about the price, i would not have known :) so elegant...i might try this one of this days...

    huggies***
    smartmomma

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  29. I'm in! I've been looking for white panels for my bedroom that are reasonably priced. You hit the jackpot. thanks for sharing.

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  30. Absolutely fabulous! Looks crisp, clean, and breezy... I think I'll try it!

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  31. Beautiful! What a big impact they make on the rooms overall feeling.
    Cant wait to look around your blog more!

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  32. HI, These are great !! Thanks for the tip on the BB&B coupon but now I'm mad I've thrown so many away !
    Not sure how much you want to spend on a coffee table but I recently found this website, Joss & Main and they have different sales every few days and there aree lots of bargins and not your run of the mill stuff.
    Thanks for your blog !

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  33. This looks so lovely and really expensive considering the actual price tag :)

    Sarah
    http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. What a great idea!!! (I have a king duvet hanging from my window lol will have to try a table cloth next )
    Definitely your newest follower - would love to have you follow back when you have the time!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  35. Awesome idea! I'm wanting to raise the curtain rods in our home, but you are right about how expensive the long curtains are. Love that little chip clip! ;) Saw your feature over at HomeStories A2z!

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  36. I've used table cloths for lots of things, but never window treatments!
    thanks for sharing @ catch as catch can!

    gail

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  37. If your ceilings are not 10" or so then you can always fold over the top inches of the cloth--makes a nice look and gives a touch of "custom" to the top of the curtain. This idea has also been done with shower curtains and if they are not long enough adding the band of fabric at the bottom---

    If using a plain table cloth a colored ribbon sewn or bonded on would add some definition to the edges or top or bottom----tie backs in same or contrast---

    Endless possibility here!

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  38. You can get extra long curtains for a cheap rate, get the details from the post

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  39. Gorgeous Blog & I love the curtains! Never thought of table cloths but great idea & as for BB&B coupons, I used one the other day from 2003! & they said i could use up to five on the same visit! I have a question & would love your input. We bought a crazy house that 2 bedrooms & the rest is one big great room for kitchen, living & dining. Its basically a square 36x36 with a incline vaulted ceiling w/ beams. Do you think it will look off to hang the rods higher than the windows in this room since the ceiling gradually raises? Any advice, I appreciate so much!

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  40. That's a tough one!!! It's hard to say without seeing the space, but I feel like you'd want to hang the curtains just a little above the window in that case. Maybe it will accentuate the architecture of the vaulted ceilings rather than interrupting it?

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  41. Thank you! Thank you! This is a total answer to what I've been trying to do. I have 3 windows to do and needed 120-inch curtains and so far the best I was had found was going to cost around $200. Did you use the white or cream color? As soon as you answer, I'll be ordering online! Thanks so much for this post!

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    1. I got the white ones. So happy this post helped you!

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