Jul 7, 2013

Tablecloth Window Panels

I wish Target and other home decor stores would stock more 96" window panels rather than with 84" panels.
Even though our second floor ceilings are only 8 feet tall - 
the 84 inch panels can't give me the look I like.

Which is - hung high and 'puddling' on the floor.
So I searched other sections of the store for the length of fabric I wanted.
I was lucky enough to find oblong tablecloths that were 60" wide by 104" long. For $16.99 each - that was a good deal. I just folded the cloths in half length wise and then folded the top down for a little ruffle. Using the existing white sheers on the inside, I clipped them to overlap with the solid grey panels.
I avoid having to use a double rod this way.
I draped a garland over the center to break up all the white and to add a little faux-natural element to the room
I got the look I wanted without searching all over town - just all over Target.
You can see the bedroom post HERE and the bedding post HERE.

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21 comments :

Cheryl Thornton said...

Such a great look - I use tablecloths all the time as curtain panels...its a great way to get a large piece of fabric on a budget!

Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Such a smart idea!! The price is right and it looks great!

NanaDiana said...

GREAT idea. That turned out great- simple to do and elegant to view. xo Diana

Suzan Sweatman said...

Well I would have NEVER thought of using table cloths ( although I've used duvet covers lol ) they look beautiful
XOX

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love long curtains too--the tablecloths were a very creative idea!

Vanessa said...

That looks great! I never would have thought to use tablecloths. I have to rememeber to see the potential. After all, it is just material, why couldn't it be used for something other than it's intended use.

Cynthia said...

These look great!! I never would have thought to use tablecloths. Such a smart idea.

Cynthia

Kelly said...

Great idea to use table cloths for window panels! I agree that the store bought curtains are usually too short. I hang my curtains high and my ceilings are 9' tall. 84" is just too short. Since I like simple curtains, simple hemmed fabric can be hung and that opens up many more options!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

YOu are one clever girl! Such a great idea... and easy!!!

ImSoVintage said...

They look beautiful, Holly. xo Laura

Sarah Krouse said...

such a brilliantly easy idea! they're just beautiful!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Great idea- and right on budget too.
I like the color-- I don't know that I'd have thought to look at tablecloths--they look so pretty.
Pat

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The windows look fabulous!....I used a tablecloth years ago to make a small window treatment, actually using the fabric of the tablecloth, but never used the full cloth as a drapery panel....great idea!!!

Kate ChicOnaShoestringDecorating said...

Hi there! What a great idea! I am loving the Threshold line and did kind of the same thing... made some cloth napkins into throw pillows. :) Wanted to stop by your blog and say thank you for commenting on my CNN mantel link. :) Nice to "meet" you! Going to check out your blog!

Katie Mansfield said...

I love that fabric and a no sew project! Great idea.

Julia Terpstra said...

You are SO SMART! Don't you just love Target? Very dangerous store for me to walk into; I bet you are the same! xoxo jules

Pamela said...

Those look great Holly! I am always looking at Tablecloths as well for curtains. You get so much more fabric for less that way.

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Great Idea - we have 9 foot ceilings so I need that 96 inch length and they are just not that easy to find without spending an arm and a leg! Thanks for sharing your idea - I'll look at tablecloths next time!!!!

Kathy Moreland said...

Very pretty, and a great idea!

Carol said...

What a wonderfully clever way to get that look -- very clever!

Roxie Tenner said...

Tablecloth turned curtains? Smart idea! Your window treatments are awesome! I took a glimpsed at your bedroom and bedding post and they are FUN-tastic! You really have a taste for economic creativity!
Roxie@WindowTreatmentsPhiladelphia.com

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