One of the perks of moving into a brand new house is it’s a clean slate.
You are the first one to live in it.
You are the first one to leave your mark on it.
You are the first one to make memories in it.
These reasons (except the last one) are also the downsides of living in a brand new house. You have to install window treatments. You have to install your backyard. Not to mention, if you can’t stand flat white paint then you also need to paint.
Cha-ching! Cha-ching! Cha-ching!
This brings me back to the subject of window treatments. You see, houses are very different in San Diego, California. Land is at a premium and therefore you are kind of squished together. When you are squished together you tend to catch glimpses of your next door neighbors at their “finest.”
I wanted something dramatic in our dining room, but pricing 12′ custom panels left me with a few more gray hairs!
I made mine for apx $45!
I get a kick out of using something so simple and turning it into something so beautiful.
Everyone who enters our house walks up to these drapes and starts feeling them. They are shocked when I tell them I stenciled these myself, that they are drop cloths and that they cost only $45 to make!
Thank you for the wonderful tutorial Carmel at OurFifthHouse!!!