extra wide, extra long, extra cheap curtains

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


I've been plucking away at my bedroom lately, and have been eager to show you guys my crazy cheap solution for new curtains.


Queen size sheets.

The group of windows in our bedroom are wide and on the taller side.  The last curtains I had up were 54 inches wide and didn't come close to completely shutting when I wanted extra privacy.  Curtains can be freaking expensive, and when I was looking for drapes this time around I couldn't stomach having to buy double just to get the width I needed.


(This kid can't stay away if a camera is around.  Like a moth to a flame, people!)

I came across using a sheet by accident.  We just had new windows put in and had to toss a sheet over the rod for privacy until we could put the shades back up.  It actually looked good!  So, I picked up two queen sized flat sheets from Target for around $12 each.  All I had to do was hem the bottom and attach them to clip rings.  



Bada-bing bada-boom.  It was so easy and I love how nice and full they are.  And for cheap sheets, they really aren't thin.  They have just the right amount of light filtration.  I wouldn't recommend using them without shades though.  You might end up giving the neighbors a good show ;D

One more thing checked off the list!

I'm waiting on my art pieces for either side of the bed to be framed right now.  They were a gift from my very talented aunt, and I think you'll likey!

So, next time you need some drapes on the cheap, don't pass up the bed linen department.  Especially with all the pretty sheets out lately.

Is this something you'd go for?

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18 comments :

  1. This is a great idea. I am going to try it out. I have single windows and I bet one king would work to make four panels. Thanks for sharing.
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  2. So smart! They look great with your bamboo shades and your model shows them all off beautifully!

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  3. We had sheet curtains in our master at our last house. That is a term, right, "sheet curtains". I love how yours turned out!

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  4. Target has lots of different brands. Would you please share which ones in particular you purchased? I need to cover my drafty sliding door in my kitchen. Thanks!!

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    1. They were Target's Threshold brand. Just the plain flat sheets that are sold individually.

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  5. that is such a great solution. you're wicked smaht.

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  6. That's a great idea! It's definitely got me thinking...

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  7. Love it! I need to do this in Harper's room. I'm not feeling her cheesy pink curtains anymore and would love to have white!

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  8. SO smart! They look amazing - never would have guessed they're sheets!

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  9. Hmm, this is such a great idea, never thought of using sheets before. Another way to go might be shower curtains, Target has a great selection on those as well.

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  10. I have been waiting to finish mine. I have white sheets hung up now and am saving up for a stencil and some super bright yellow paint to finish the "curtains" with. My mother gave me the idea, I guess great minds think alike!

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  11. Pictures from an aunt? I am extremely jealous right now and must see them. I still have the one she made me from when I was a little girl hanging in my bedroom. Super jelly.

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  12. Just how I like my bedroom window! I’ve always had white curtains for it. There’s something dreamy in it, especially when the faint light peering through the fabric whilst the wind blowing it. And I love that it’s a frugal solution. Super like! ;D

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  13. Your window area is wonderful! It would be nice to wake up in the morning and look on that area of the room. And feel the warm and welcoming atmosphere. The white curtain complements with the wooden blinds. You did a great job here, Shelley!

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  14. I bought a duvet set, duvet cover, sheets and pillow cases, at a car boot sale last year and have used it for so many things. I made curtains - for the window, and also to put under a worktop where I have no cabinets (space for under counter fridge and freezer but I have a tall one, so empty space) I also recovered a floor lamp shade and made a matching runner for my dining table and coffee table, lined a painted up-cycled wicker box, and still have some fabric left over. I got them so cheaply anyway but boy have they been value for money, so now I know what to do when I want curtains, runners etc I will just buy any bedding sets I like when on sale. I am currently waiting for the next Laura Ashley big sale for a bedding set to use for new bedroom curtains as their made to measure curtains are so expensive. Cheap bedding sets on sale work out so much cheaper than even buying most fabric by the yard...much cheaper xx

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