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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

July 13, 2009

Burlap Curtains?

Hello! We have been doing some sewing 'round here! I took down my dark red curtains. I didn't want to buy new curtains, but wanted something lighter and fresher for spring and summer....uhhhh it's July already....ok so it was a slow start. But once I got started, I became like a sewing bulldozer....big smile.

I even lightened up the tablecloth area with an old piece of fabric that I just added fringe to. Sorry the picture below is a little blurry.

I love how the burlap is a little see through, light and airy. Just what I wanted. The fabric is 2.99 a yard....with a coupon it was about 2.00. I used 6 yards per window! Woohoo. And hubby even likes it. He thinks it looks a little like feed bag material. OH MY GOSH....IF HE ONLY KNEW. All the frou frou decorating sites are selling feed bag pillows. He would laugh of course if he knew, and definitely wondering why. Of course the feed we buy every month comes in tough paper products....no cute bags here!

One last thing...the lamp shade is made out of metal below with little hearts cut out of it. I love it because it matches my pie safe. It only cost me $2.00! The lady at the consignment thrift actually smirked and said "What in the world do you want this for?" If she only knew!
Well thanks for the visit. I have been sewing up a storm....the truth is my little poopsie is leaving for college in just a few weeks....and I feel the need to use up my extra energy (and extra thoughts) by doing something with a power tool! Big smile!
"For I know the plans I have for you, plans for good, not for evil, to give you a future and a hope!" Jeremiah 29:11


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Love the curtains. They look so homey and crisp for summer! Great job!

Darlene said...

Those curtains are WONDERFUL! I LOVE how the light is shining through them. TOO cute!!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

The curtains look great and you can't beat that price!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Great curtains and so is the table cover. Everything looks just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Angie said...

They look great! I just bought some tan burlap the other day from HL (used a coupon too of course) and made valances for my kitchen. I had toile up there so I am trying to decide whether or not to leave up the burlap. I like it, but I miss the toile! I'll show it later this week. I love looking at all your cute and cozy decor!

Anonymous said...

Morning, Debbie! Oh, I love your new curtains! They do look so summery and airy! Great job! Your entire area by the window is lovely! Hubbys, what do they know? :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dawn said...

Nice summer makeover! I'm always behind on that kind of thing. My son just asked "are we ever gonna BBQ this summer". I guess I better pull out the grill and clean it up.

Lisa said...

Those are just perfect!!! Well Done you!!
Hugs, Lisa

Salmagundi said...

I never thought about my sewing machine being a "power tool". Great job on the curtains - they do have a summer look. Sally

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Those curtains do look like summer, but I'd probably leave them up year round. I really like the way they let the light come through. laurie

Ana said...

Hi Debbie,
I'm visiting your blog for the first time and have enjoyed my visit very much. Just wanted to let you know that your new curtains look great. Nice job.

Blessings and a great big smile,

♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

I love burlap, but was thinking about the kind potatoes come in. Is this the same only bleached? I love it! What a fresh comfy look they add to the room.
Enjoy your week!

Sherry Goodloe said...

I'm no seamstress, but I CAN sew a straight line *smiles*. Do you think I would be able to make some drapes like the ones you made? I soooo love the look of burlap! Did you use a pattern?

Lana Manis said...

Debbie ~ I know this is an old post, but it's how I found your blog... looking for burlap curtain ideas. Yours look lovely!