Instant cheap makeover!!!
Okay, last night I was in the living room wondering how to make it look a little more "shabby chic" than it already does...I have the awesome deal floor lamps in there with nice shades that I found (also on clearance at Lowes for 10.49 each, normally 24.99) and I decided that I would put up new curtains...I went to Walmart and was looking around...For the length/width of the curtains that I need, it would have been 29.99 for each panel, plus the curtain rod...YUCK!!! Then I thought, "what would look just as good, if not better, and be cheap?"...TWIN SIZE FLAT SHEETS!!!!!! The cheap low thread count (130 and 200) were 2.50 and 3.00 each!!! HOLY CRAP!!! They are a little long, but that is part of the shabby chic charm!! You can always cut them to length and use the remainder as ties for the new curtains that you have!! I did have to cut a little piece off of the ends of the 200tc ones to put them on the rod (they were not open like the 130tc ones were), but they look great!! I am looking for a valance right now, but I think I like the way they look without one...We are in the Army, so we move alot and this would be a GREAT cheap idea if you want to change the look and have multiple uses for one item (ie, sheets for the kids room, guest bed, curtains, fort material etc)...Hell, you dont even have to follow any kind of "care and use" directions, just throw them in with the regular wash!!! I will post pictures once I get them loaded to the computer!! YAYA!!!!!