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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

{Dining Room} We Have Drapes, People!

It's feels like I've been talking about these drapes since the beginning of time. I think I teased the fabric when I found it, showed you mood boards with them, and then talked about finishing them no fewer than 87 five times. If I hadn't gone through the sewing machine debacle, I might have completed them sooner. No, that's a lie. It still would have taken me months and months. But all that is forgotten now that we have glorious, pretty, new drapes hanging in the Dining Room!

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Drapes

They are hemmed, lined and kind of pinch-pleated. And guess who did it? Me, that's who! Boosh!

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Drapes

I'll save the tutorial for another post because I can't even deal with talking about the process yet. But if I made them, you know they were cheap and easy. Let's take a peek back at the old drapes...hung low and awkwardly across the window, and covering half the glass.


Dining Room greek key rug

We hung the rod 10-inches above the window, and added an extender so they'd hang wider. Now the window and tall ceilings are really showcased, and the whole room looks more grand. I may have to get a dinner bell for our butler. (I'm kidding, we don't have a butler. Just a chef.)

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Drapes

I'd prefer them a little wider, but I didn't have any more fabric, so I may try to widen the rod a little more and stretch the panel out. Does the fabric look familiar? I thought it was a dead-ringer for the Schumacher Kerala Ikat, which retails for over $200 a yard! *gasp* I paid $7 a yard at Hancocks (doesn't seem to be online any longer). Bam!

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Drapes

The Dining Room opens to the Entrance Hall and Living Room, which all have touches of this deep blue.

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Drapes

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Drapes

This room has come a long way, but the next step is to change the wall color. I can't rid of that yellow under-tone fast enough!

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Drapes

How about some more Before & Afters...to see what a difference new, and properly hung drapes, can make to a room.

Dining Room greek key rug

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Drapes

Dining Room greek key rug

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Drapes

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Drapes

So here we are, almost to the bottom of the list!!! What do you think about the transformation so far??

 Dining Room List
(click on each link to see the project)


New Wall Color
What to do with the Piano?
Replace Lampshade on Piano
Wall Art?

41 comments:

  1. Really love these, Cassie! Beautiful fabric and the way you hung them really does brighten everything up.

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  2. Love them! They look amazing! What a difference hanging them higher makes too!

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  3. This looks fabulous! What a difference it makes to hang them higher and wider. I think it really opens up that wall and the window. And I like using the pattern of the fabric to introduce color with a neutral background. I'm inspired, thank you!

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  4. Love the new drapes! So bright and stylish :) xo Kristin

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  5. Love them! The fabric is great. Thoughts on wall colour?

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  6. I love that fabric and what a steal!! Looks gorgeous girlie - I'll be over at 7 with not 1 but 2 bottles of wine - what's your chef making tonight?!

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  7. Cassie, I love the drapes and I am so impressed that you made them! The drapes in my living and dining room are on my hit list so I would love to see a tutorial.

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  8. They look lovely. The fabric and placement is just right !

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  9. wow that fabric is a dead ringer for the really expensive stuff! good find! you hung them perfectly - the room really looks great :)

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  10. I really like the blue/red combo you have going on....and the curtains do make a huge difference. What wall colour are you thinking?

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  11. They look great! Cannot wait to hear how you did them!

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  12. I love them....they look so great and the blue is such a pretty addition!

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  13. Love those! I really need a new set for our dining room! I'm debating whether to sew or buy them... decisions, decisions!

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  14. Impressive skills, girl! What an impact hanging high and wide makes!

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  15. Loving the drapes!! So light and airy, yet they frame the window perfectly!!

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  16. Love your new curtains Cassie! It made the room bigger and brighter! i agree that your fabric is a dead-ringer for the Schumacher version! Love it!

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  17. A wonderful improvement and you must feel so proud to have a custom look-great job sewing!

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  18. $7/yard?! Awesome deal! Really does look more grand. I need to work on convincing the hubs to re-hang our rod higher!

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  19. They are very pretty! I love the fabric choice.

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  20. I love them! That fabric is perfect for the room! Hanging them higher really did make a big impact too. I'm so impressed with your skillz. :) I wouldn't be able to sew anything.

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  21. They really do look wonderful - and you made them....you! Glue-gun, iron-on hem tape queen....there's nothing you can't do - and do well - when you put your mind to it.!

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  22. Oh my goodness, I love your new drapes! They look fabulous! I have a yellow dining room for the moment too and I've been wanting to change it to a grey or griege.

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  23. Gorgeous update! Great job! Love the table runner too!

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  24. They are gorgeous!!! I am so impressed that you made them - well done!!!

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  25. Love that fabric and the subtle hit of blue the drapes bring to the room. The height is so much better too. Can't wait to see it all done!

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  26. Absolutely LOVE them!! That fabric is stunning! Great job! :)

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  27. Love the new drapes. Great job!! I convinced Megan she could sew her own drapes for her office a year or so ago...LOL...I think she was probably cursing me the entire time. They turned out great however!

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  28. CASSIE! I cannot even begin to tell you how impressed I am with your skills. The fabric is great, and HOW IN THE WORLD did you manage a pinch plate? I'm telling you, SERIOUSLY impressed.

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  29. Nicely done! I love the fabric. It looks very light and fresh.

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  30. Seriously so amazing! I love the fabric and I'm so impressed that you sewed them yourself! I also love that you hung them higher and wider. Well done, you!

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  31. This looks gorgeous. The print is just divine and a really close match for the super-exy version! Love love!

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  32. Stunning! I'm so proud of you because I know it wasn't easy. They look amazing! P.S. the rod height is perfect!

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  33. LOVE those drapes!! They are Bombtastic! I just made some pillows and I know all about sewing machine debacles! Cant wait to see the color you picked out for the walls!

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  34. BOOYAH!! Not only did you survive to tell the tale, they look like they were MADE for the space (har har). I LOVE THEM TO PIECES!! *not sarcasm font*

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  35. Looks like a totally different room.

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  36. Great job on the drapes! The fabric is gorgeous and they look perfect hung so high!

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  37. Totally changes the whole look of your room! It's so pretty. :)

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  38. these drapes are so lovely! the royal blue is so perfect with your pops of red.

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  39. Da-am those drapes look killer! They seriously transform your dining room. Nailed it!

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  40. I love these. Seriously, how beautiful are they!! Wow! Incredibly. Drapes are tricky, I know. My husband isn't on board with drapes in this house... I have started a pinterest board with inspiring images to encourage him to change his mind (something about covering up our thick white woodwork...). I will definitely have to add your drapes to this board, they are gorgeous!!

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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