Tablecloths, Not Curtains
If you’ve read the post about my DIY Industrial Curtain Rods, you may have gotten a peek at the beautiful curtains hanging in my master bedroom. And guess what? They’re not even “real” curtains! They’re tablecloths!
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I planned to find a great fabric and sew my own curtains. Some fabrics jumped out at me while shopping around, until I saw prices – like $15-$30/yard. I needed at least three yards per panel, which meant a minimum of $45 per panel. You can do the math for four panels (if not, that’s a minimum of $180 for four panels). Eek! I do DIY stuff to save myself money, not to spend more.
Using a tablecloth for a curtain? Uh, okay.
I had heard about and seen other blog posts using tablecloths as an alternative to curtains. In my mind, I could not picture a single tablecloth I had ever seen in my whole life (looking back, I think the only one I could picture was the lace one my grandma used) that I would use as a curtain.
Lo and behold! I stumbled on this no-sew tablecloth curtains post from Rooms FOR Rent Blog and absolutely fell in love with them! I went straight to my Target app and ordered one 120″ tablecloth. I figured they wouldn’t look as good in my house as they did in hers, so I didn’t want to buy four tablecloths just to send them back.
Here’s the tablecloth I ordered
Well now, let me tell you something. When I got home and that Target box was sitting on my porch, I was like a kid at her birthday party who couldn’t tear into her gifts fast enough.
- Folding over the top of the tablecloth so it hung to my desired length (I wanted mine to drape on the floor).
- Clipping it up, starting at the outside corners and working my way in, making sure that the cloth stays level.
The only thing missing was: three more tablecloths/curtains. I instantly kicked myself for not ordering all four right away. Regardless, once I got them all ordered and hung, I was in love with them all over again. And for $19 per panel, it was well worth it!