How do I do this?!

I know she used 4 curtain panels & 2 curtain rods.  Are there 2 on each rod?  I think so but doesn't it look like the bottom of the panels that are attached to the ceiling rod are attached to the wall rod also?  I haven't seen curtain panels with openings on both the top & bottom, have you?  Or are all 4 panels possibly on the ceiling rod (and just super long) & then somehow connected to the wall rod too.  Please help me figure out how to achieve this look, TIA :)


I know she used photo 3116713-1 

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 10:44 am
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My guess is that she sewed another rod pocket to be able to put the 2 rods through.  Pretty simple stitch, straight across the fabric twice about 2 inches apart. :)  Do you sew?  Or maybe your mom does and could help?

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 10:49 am
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I can sew a button that's about it, my mom is even worse ;)  I may see what it looks like to "hide" the ceiling panels excess behind the wall rod.  Hopefully it will stay draped?!  If not, Cary may be able to do it for me! 

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 11:10 am
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Or you could take it to a Tailor and ask them to sew it for you, I think it would be fairly cheap!!! :) 

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 11:13 am
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True...but Cary is free LOL!!  And she majored in sewing in college...seriously, back then at a small Eastern Colorado college you could major in it!!  Plus she wants me to sell a bunch of lenses on Ebay or CL for her since she doesn't know how & she will "owe" me for it!!

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 11:25 am
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Couldn't you just drape the fabric over the second rod?  It shouldn't move unless something or someone pulls on your curtains.

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 11:26 am
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Yes, I am going to try that first.  The room barely ever gets used, I think that that will be fine!

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 11:28 am
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I agree, I think she made another rod pocket.  I feel you on the sewing!  I've never done great with the projects I've attempted, but I'm considering buying a sewing machine.  My mom would laugh at me, but I'm convinced it will be handy with children and DIY projects.


PS. isn't your husband against drywall holes?  How will he feel about ceiling holes?  Or just have it done one day while he's away!  haha

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 12:05 pm
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Ha ha...yes he is against holes of all kinds LOL!  BUT he put unbelievably gigantic holes in the ceiling of the garage to hold the top of his Jeep so he can suck it ;)

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 12:07 pm
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 so he can suck it ;) oh mel, you kill me!


I just saw this on pinterest and thought you should be able to add these pockets to a drap/fabric with so iron on adhesive if you want to avoid the sewing machine.


so he can suck photo 3117897-1


http://welcometoheardmont.com/2010/05/tutorial-diy-curtains-from-a-bed-sheet/

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 4:54 am
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Ok, I talked him into it & he actually installed both curtain rods for me ;)  At first I used thumb tacks to see how it would look & he kept calling it "unique" (I know he didn't like it), but once he installed it he thought it looked good.  I will post pics eventually!  I need to go get some more panels because they looked way to spread out compared to the inspiration pic.

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 8:05 am
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Ok so I found this on Pintrest and LOVE it. Did anyone figure out for sure how to do this? Also what kind of curtains do I need to buy- most I find are sheer and these don't look sheer. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Sarah
Posted on June 13, 2013 at 11:08 am

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