I've been going back and forth with changing out my color scheme in the living and dining rooms, but since I am blooming where I'm planted and everything, I should make the most of what I have right?
I found these lovelies at The Country Door for less than $20 each. They are sheer and look like a linen panel, but most importantly, they carry the colors of the living room into the dining room (the pic looks red, but they are that rust orange- which is hard to find in "Summer" textiles).
Sounds great right? But they were too short. I love 9 ft ceilings but it's hard to find 120" length drapes that I want.
I decided to take a chance and order an extra panel to sew onto the bottom of the shorties. I planned to use some type of trim at the seam to conceal where they are connected. But once I finished sewing and hung them, it's hard to tell where the seam even is, so I left them.
My technique? I hung the too short panels on the existing rod and measured from the bottom of the panel to the floor. I then sewed the length needed onto each panel. This way they are exactly the right length. (I won't divulge how many times I have re-hung a rod because I wasn't happy with where the panel fell once it was hung!)
Easy and for only $30 !