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Smocked Drop Cloth Curtains

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DIY smocked curtains made from drop cloths!  Let's lead with a picture, shall we?




Recently I fell in love with some burlap smocked curtains. I couldn't get my mind off of them.  Kari Anne at Thistlewood Farms introduced us. See, she has them in her dining room and that's how we fell in love. Have you visited Thistlewood Farms?  You should. You'll never want to live any place else. Her style is perfection.








But the curtains are $200 a piece. OUCH. What could I do?  Take my basic drop cloths in the dining room and smock 'em you say?  Why don't mind if I do!  Mind you they don't look as much like the original as I had planned but I'm still working on it. My plan is to smock two more and double the widths.



I used a tutorial I found at Tumbling Blocks for honeycomb smocking or pleating. It's the best tutorial!


It was easy and a little time consuming but really no big deal. I will try to double the widths in the next few weeks.






As always I'll keep you up to date. I really need to finish a project to show you. I'll smock my little fingers off to get these really done for you.

Cheers!
Jenny

33 comments:

  1. I can't tell you how impressed I am with this!!!
    I've loved those drapes for a long time too
    Incredible job Jenny
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  2. You did an AMAZING job...looks great! Where is the place for me to place an order ;) Honestly, very nice...

    Erin

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  3. Wowza, $200 a piece? I totally like what you did because I can totally not tell the difference and I would like them even more because you didn't pay full price (basically you didn't pay anything because you already had those, right?). So: Yeah, YOU!

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  4. Beautiful! You did an awesome job! :)

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  5. LOVE these! I am needing some curtains for my living room... May have to give this a try!

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  6. I love the smocking!! It makes them look like they cost $200 a piece! :) I also love all of your dining room furniture!

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  7. I love these curtains! I have been wanting some so badly for my dining room sliding door. It looks amazing! You did a great job! :)

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  8. You did an amazing job!! Thnx for showing us the tutorial, too. Blessings!

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  9. Those look AWESOME! I've actually THOUGHT about trying something like this for quite some time. Like you, I love the look but just couldn't justify the expense. I'm going to check out that tutorial. Thanks!

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  10. This looks really cool! I wonder if my mom could do this, because it sure looks too complicated for me! ;)

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  11. They look great! Looks professionally done.

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  12. I saw these and fell in love too. Yours look fabulous!

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  13. I too am guilty of coveting these oh so delightful curtains!! Great job!

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  14. Oh my stars this is so awesome!!!! I am super impressed and think they turned out just beautifully. Well done Jenny!! :-) Thanks for sharing them with us last weekend at Inspiration Friday~
    Vanessa

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  15. I LOVE these!!!!!!! You are so amazing! Is there anyway you would let me feature these? Everyone is always asking about smocking.....and this is so awesome!

    You are so wonderful!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  16. I love these! Sure wish I knew how to do smocking.

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  17. Am loving these ... Kari is such and inspiration, right? And now I must follow the link to the tutorial!

    :)

    Linda

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  18. Wow...that looks absolutely amazing. I have to go check out that tutorial. I'd love you to come and link up to a party I still have going on (from yesterday). This would be a huge hit.

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  19. I saw the same post on Thistlewood Farms, immediately decided that I needed smocked curtains, too, and then gulped when I saw the price tag. Three cheers to you for nailing the look at a fraction of the price! You're my hero!

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  20. I love how these turned out! They look great! Love the rest of your dining room, too! Visiting from Uncommon and am your newest follower! :)

    Allison

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  21. I love these! They look absolutely stunning! What a great way to get the look for less.

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  22. Love them but how in the world did you do it? Hopefully you'll show us a tutorial! Gorgeous!

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  23. I am totally obsessed! Thanks for sharing at my party...I'm featuring you today!
    XO, Aimee

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  24. Beautiful job, Jenny! They look amazing!

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  25. You are a genius! These are so pretty! I would love to have these in one of my rooms, but would require 10 panels. I might be able to manage a couple ;)
    Maybe I should choose another room. You did a lovely job and thanks for sharing the tutorial.

    I would be delighted if you shared these at Potpourri Friday (in progress)!

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  26. You did a wonderful job with the smocking on your cutains!

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  27. Thanks for sharing your awesomeness. I just featured this: http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/07/will-craft-for-fun-50.html

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  28. Wow wow wow. I might have to haul out the sewing machine. These look great!
    don't tell, but I think I like yours better than the originals!
    Kelly

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  29. Oh, wow! LOVE those! You are so uber talented! I so wish I could sew!!!

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  30. The Smocked drop cloth curatins show here is evry good. Know all about i

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