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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Thrifty Cafe Curtains


Cafe curtains hang from little clips usually and cover half the window. 
I made the last set for this kitchen window from a twin sheet with hemming tape.
 I do not sew. 


This pair is a simple pair of king sized pillowcases on clips. 
The eyelet ruffle adds a cottage touch.


 The previous look.


The kitchen island is busy and full of transferware as ya'll know. 
The white eyelet is calming in the background.
I found the eyelet pillowcases at a thrift store for one dollar. 
Saves me money for my transferware collection.

Even if you bought new pillowcases it would still be a thrifty window covering.
All you need are tension rods, a set of curtain clips, and a pair of king pillowcases.



joy and peace
Olive


26 comments:

  1. They are so pretty! I have been thinking about adding café curtains to my kitchen windows too.
    ~Des

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  2. Very pretty, lets in lots of great light too:@)

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  3. So pretty with the sun shining through! And clever too :-)

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  4. Olive, that looks just wonderful! Oh you clever lady! I have to say, so love your vignette's on your remarkable piece there!

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  5. This is such a great idea. Pinning so I can actually remember. Happy to be a new follower. xo Laura

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  6. The curtains make a great winter look.

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  7. I have actually made curtains from pillowcases before. No clips - just hot glue, rubber bands and safety pins. Yours look fabulously designer!

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  8. What a great idea! I love how you used something else to make curtains from. Can't beat that price either. I'm a fan of simple white curtains so they add something to the windows without competing with other things in the room.

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  9. Very pretty and cottagey looking! I love the eyelet ruffle. Great way to think outside of the box!

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  10. Love the light breezy look, Olive. Also you are such a thrifty miss.

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  11. I've used pretty tea towels for cafe curtains in my kitchen, but pillow cases?? You're so clever, Olive!!
    Mary Alice

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  12. Very attractive eyelet pillow case curtains. The new curtains give light and charm to your beautiful assorted collection of transferware.

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  13. I don't sew either and what a great idea. I love cafe curtains.

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  14. Your curtains looks so pretty. The perfect backdrop for you kitchen island.

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  15. Love the cafe curtains with the eyelet ruffle! I don't sew either.

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  16. Clever idea, Olive! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I have never thought of doing this! GREAT idea! Girl, you are good!

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  18. I don't sew either, those look so pretty and how clever you made it happen. I would have never thought to use the pillowcases for curtains.

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  19. Fantastic idea! I am so bad when it comes to picking out curtains or making them somehow. I don't sew either. Your eyelet curtains give such a fresh, clean look.

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  20. They look so pretty with the light streaming through the window. And now your transferware collection is the star of the show!

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  21. The pillow cases are a great idea. Because they are double fabric, they have the same weight as lined curtains!

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  22. You are going to start a trend - the pillowcase curtains. Love it!

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  23. Olive, I love the look of that transferware! I too have used pillowcases for cafe curtains! Such a great idea. Hope you are doing okay, I've been out of the loop for awhile. Ann

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  24. Pillowcases are brilliant as cafe curtains Olive! Of course I adore your island with your transferware ♥

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  25. That's a thrifty idea that looks really cute. Some of the vintage pillowcases are so much prettier, too. Hugs!

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I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive