Ruffle Addiction November 7, 2011 DIY, Our House, Sewing 1 Comment 8278 Is there such a thing as too many ruffles? Don’t answer that. I already added a romantic flare to my kitchen with a ruffle awning… …so I decided to extend that to the dining room and finally made curtains. But this time, I tried something new (to me)- cafe curtains. While appealing on some level to a miniatures enthusiast like myself, the thought of tiny curtains really did strike a certain amount of fear in my heart. I mean there really is no standard, and I didn’t want my window to look like it was wearing highwaters. With some encouragement from a cafe curtain expert friend of mine, I decided to give it a go. First I purchased this tension rod from Home Depot, since I didn’t want to drill holes in the molding (commitment issues…). It’s a bit nicer than the cheapo one I used in the kitchen. Of course the only color I could find was brushed nickel, so I spray painted the rod with Oil Rubbed Bronze and bought black clip curtain rings to match. I put the rod up and draped some fabric (the same burlap/drop cloth hybrid from Walmart that I used in the kitchen) over it to get an idea of the length I wanted. This whole side of my house doesn’t get a lot of natural light, so I didn’t want to block the window too much. After hemming 3 sides of each curtain panel, I added the ruffle to the top and clipped on the rings. Are they perfect? No. I don’t like to measure, remember? But, I heart them. One Response jenny November 7, 2011 Your curtains are lovely! I especially love the ruffly awning style! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.