How To Make Easy Cafe Curtains

Written by Mary Wilkins

Make Cafe Curtains send this project to a friend! These cafe curtains are simple, inexpensive and take almost no time at all. A lovely way to dress up any kitchen window! MEASURING INSTRUCTIONS:

1. First measure your window height. Cafe curtains can cover anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 of your window. If you want to coverrepparttar bottom window casing, include that in your measurement.

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3. To your height measurement add 6" for bottom hem and 4" for heading. This is how much length in total fabric you need.

4. To your width measurement add 4" for side hems. This isrepparttar 116267 width in total fabric you need.


1. Cut your fabricrepparttar 116268 length you need plusrepparttar 116269 6" for hems.

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5 Ways In Which You Can Make Simple Changes To Your Home Decorating

Written by Bonnie P. Carrier

5 Ways In Which You Can Make Simple Changes To Your Home Decorating

Home decorating, ever wanted to try it, but hesitated because of time constraints or budget concerns. The following ideas will not only give instant results, but more importantly fit into any budget.

1. Changingrepparttar Look of Your Walls

Adding a new color or changingrepparttar 116262 texture, can giverepparttar 116263 room a completely new appearance and that may berepparttar 116264 only decorating change that is necessary. The easiest option is to paint, and withrepparttar 116265 color choices available,repparttar 116266 possibilities are endless. Another consideration would be wallpaper;repparttar 116267 only problem you may have is choosing a design. If onrepparttar 116268 other hand, only a little something extra is needed a simple stencil design might just dorepparttar 116269 trick. Any of these ideas can be used either individually or in combination with each other.

2. Look to Your Windows For a Whole New View

Changing your window treatments is probablyrepparttar 116270 easiest of any home decorating projects. The choices range from styles that include drapes, tab-top, cafe and shears, backgrounds of solid colors, floral and stripes, fabrics that include silk, cotton, lace or velvet. The most economical is ready-made; they are very affordable therefore giving yourepparttar 116271 opportunity to make changes more often.

3. Accessories Make Your Decorating Complete

Some ofrepparttar 116272 more common are area rugs, wall art, lamps, pillows and cozy throws. Items forrepparttar 116273 kitchen make beautiful additions, for example; canisters, dinnerware, dishtowels or decorative bottles filled with oils and vinegar. Add a little whimsy with oversized ceramic figures like roosters, orrepparttar 116274 adorable pigs holding chalkboard menus. Bathrooms are another area for pretty accessories like decorative soaps placed in a bowl or basket; towels come in so many colors and designs now that they alone make great accessories. Last but not least do not forget candles and bowls of potpourri

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