Monday, March 9, 2015

Sneak Peak & How To Hang Drapes Professionally

So far I am really pleased with the way the living/dining area is coming together.  The new drapes are going to be such a pretty addition.  They are a beautiful silk beige and cream stripe that my daughter had in her bedroom, so when she bought some new drapes she gave these to me.  I love, love, love them.  I thought I would give you a little peak at what they are going to look like. 

The fabric is nice and heavy and the drapes are also lined, so they needed a little training to hang perfectly.

One of my most popular posts is 

I cover how to achieve those natural looking perfect folds - -

The right length - -

and I also discuss "finger pleating" as well as what I am showing you today with tieing the drapes for a few days to help them "remember".

These drapes were quite long, so I need to cut off the other 4 panels and hem them.  I am so anxious to get the rest of the drapes up and finish this room.

See how beautifully they hang when they are "trained".  Love the new white paint color (Reliable White by SW).

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  1. Really pretty draperies, Marty. And I love the white fresh and bright!

  2. After all these years hanging drapes you have given the best tip ever!
    Love your new room and how you have decorated and painted.....

  3. I love the new drapes Marty! The room is looking so fresh and ready for spring!

  4. Loving the drapes Marty. They looks so pretty.

  5. Oh, they are going to look so good in your room. Your paint looks great!! Beautiful!

  6. Beautiful drapes Marty. Your living and dining room are really coming together. It looks terrific and I know how happy you must be now that you are almost finished.
    Thanks for the DIY on the drapes. Have a great week.

  7. They are beautiful, Marty! And you know how to put them up like a pro. I have never cared for the "billowing on the floor" look. I much prefer how yours are.

  8. I love the original ones and would like to know what kind of fabric they are that they pleat and hang so beautifully.

    1. The camel strip drapes I made out of $3 yd. fabric I bought at a discount fabric store. I lined them with sheets I bought at Walmart. So pretty ecoomical, and soooooooo pretty. I removed the valance and have them in my familyroom now.

  9. Hi Marty! Your new drapes are so pretty and you train them well! :) They are hanging just beautifully and I like the length too. I've never like the puddling. I can't imagine how dirty the bottoms would be. Hope you've had a good weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  10. Marty, those are pretty drapes. so happy that you are loving your changes. that's what's important! have a great week.

  11. Great tips Marty! I am now more seriously considering putting drapes on our Dining room (finally!)!

  12. Great tips, Marty! Thanks....Christine

  13. Perfect timing on this Marty! Thank for the tips!

  14. My drapes in the living room need a little help remembering. Great information, thank you!