our bold, striped living room curtains (made from bedsheets!)

Well it’s more like one curtain.

And it’s not because the other curtain is on tour or in rehab (again). It’s because our new apartment has a really odd spacing between the window and the patio door. See:

With that really skinny area to the right of the window, it would be hard to finagle two full curtain panels without blocking the patio door and/or crowding the window. So we went with one large, bold panel to the left. It takes away the empty space of that corner and adds a really graphic punch to the living room.

The search for fabric was quite extensive. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money and I wanted to have a big pattern. So after coming up empty handed I decided to DIY my own pattern and make these big, horizontal stripes and believe it or not these are made from bed sheets!

I picked up two twin sheets from Wal-Mart (about $4.50 each), measured and cut the stripes, then put them back together with the no-sew bonding tape! Just call me Dr. Frankenstein!

I really like how it turned out and I love how the living room is pulling together. In fact, we might declare this room ‘done’ pretty darn soon.

Have you done any fabric projects lately? What are your resources to find the perfect one? Share below!

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