The Anili tablecloth...42 x 84 beauty - BUT the problem was they only has ONE in stock. I promptly flagged down a sales clerk to see if they had more in the back or would be getting more in - NOPE it was being discontinued ...Urghhhhhhhh! It was the perfect thing to bring all the colours I wanted into the room and a big money saver cause they were only $8 each...I needed 6 tablecloths in total to use them as curtains in my living room and dining room...Needless to say I bought the one knowing that if I couldn't find any more I would at least have this one to make pillow covers or something for the rooms! The good thing about using tablecloths too is that the fabric is made of good quality that can stand up to many washings without losing its lustre.
I came home and went online to JYSK and low and behold I found the extras I was looking for. They were still $8 but how much would it cost me to get them shipped here...I followed the process and added them to "my cart". I got down to the shipping portion and it was my LUCKY DAY - SHIPPING WAS FREE!! - So cost of 6 tablecloths for curtains $48 plus tax!!! I went to Walmart to buy ring clips for the project - they were charging $11 for 7 ring clips. Those were going to cost me more than the tablecloths...I dropped in to our local Liquidation World (which is a division of Big Lots) and found packages of 14 rings (enough to do 2 panels) for just $6 - WOO HOO - SCORE!!!
McG helped me put back up our existing woven blinds and then hung the rods up for me...Here's a closer look at the pattern
The pictures are a little dark - some I took last night and some are from this morning - the effects of Hurricane Sandy have arrived in our area - its very windy and raining so the natural light is not the best and I really do need a new camera!
I really love how the curtains look in the room - we still have quite a bit to do, including baseboards - which have been purchased and now need painting...it seems like we've been living in a state of construction for so long now...McG is finishing up a few small projects this week and then he will be off deer hunting next week...that leaves me to do a bit of DIYing on my own - and shopping for some fun accessories.
Have you ever used tablecloths as curtain panels? It's a fun, no sew way to do curtains!