You might ask yourself why I would go to the trouble to make curtains for the baby’s nursery, rather than buy them from Pottery Barn Teen?
And the answer is simple: I’ve gotten cheap in my old age. (I’ll be 30 tomorrow, people, and right now that’s feeling pretty old.)
To buy these curtains from PBTeen, lined and in the 84” length, they were $89 per panel for a total of: $178! For 2 curtains!
What I did was hit up World Market and get 2 of these panels ($26.99 per), with a 15% off coupon for about $46. Then I bought 4 yards of blackout liner at Joann’s Fabrics for $3.99 a yard – another $15 – plus two rolls of grosgrain ribbon at 2.99 per roll ($5.98).
In total, to make these curtains it cost me a little bit of time spread out over 3+ weeks (motivation is waning here) and the total out of my pocket was……
Blackout Liner: $15
Ribbon Trim: $5.98
That is less on both curtains than I would’ve paid for one panel from PB. An the hubs thinks I just spend money to spend money. I’m a saver! I saved us money!
I got them more or less finished last night and was anxious to see how good the blackout liners are during the day. I snapped these pics this morning.
I think those will do! and for saving me more than $100, I’m happy with how they turned out! Now if they can magically help the baby nap!