I think that these cafe curtains are the easiest curtains you could make! They are just what I wanted for this area, and today I will show you the full how-to, not like you need it, they are that easy!
Here is what I was working with before. (The Colorado summer storm was rolling in, sorry for the dark pictures.) I always wanted some sort of window treatments on these windows. But I could not figure out what to do, because of the way the cabinets are so close to the window.
How could you put a curtain rod anywhere near here without drilling into the cabinets? Thanks builder! That no longer builds in Colorado, by the way.
So instead of drilling into the cabinets, I decided to go a different route. The hardest part of this project was taking down the existing blinds.
I got two $4 tension rods to fit in each window, and added three sets of $5 curtain rings. Easy peasy.
(Anyone else live next to a house that has been abandoned for 4 years? Very annoying, esspeaccially in weed season.)
(I actually did not add enough to the width, and the curtains ended up not being able to cover the entire area. It is okay because they will mostly be open, and it is not noticable, but learn from my mistakes.)
My Mom and I bought this fabric over a year ago when Wally world, aka - walmart, when they were doing away with their fabric section. It is upolstery weight, and it was only two dlaars a yard. I think I did both windows, with one yard, making the total fabric cost only 2$!
Next step is to fold 1/4" to a 1/2" on one side and press. Then fold again and press. Do this for both sides, and sew in place. Once your sides are done, you can repeat the steps for the top and bottom. Your corners should be nice and pointy. To eliminate these steps, you could try to find a cute cloth napkin that is already sewn for you, that would truly be the easiest curtains ever.here! And if you are reading this before August 8th enter the giveaway here.
Once you have nice finished edges on all of your pieces of fabric, you can just clip them up, and you are done! I love how easy they will be to change
fruit of the spirit plate.