6 Ways to Upgrade Your Home This Weekend
Create amazing changes in 48 hours (no table saw or big budget required).
Photo: Claire Richardson - Creating the Vintage Look
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If You Have 2 Hours...
Update your window treatment—without any sewing. Ellie Laycock, the author of Creating the Vintage Look
, created curtains from fun, appealing dish towels. To do it yourself, establish that the length of your dish towels covers the height of the window. Then, add the width of all your towels together and make sure that number equals the width of your window times 2.5. You can sew a hem on top, like Ellie does, but an easier option is to clip on curtain rings and slide the dishtowels across a wire. Another simple window treatment: Take a twin-size flat sheet in a fun pattern or color and, again, clip on rings to hold it to the rod.