Sheet Curtains and Sloppy Furniture

So, after we finished with the majority of the work on the master bedroom (because, let’s face it, there’s always more you could do to improve a home) we moved our furniture in. Now before you go looking at all the pictures, let me forewarn you that we did not fix the bed all nice or make the curtains all nice before taking this set of “after-ish” pics.  So it looks quite sloppy and I personally don’t even think these “after-ish” pics even look better than the before pics. Remember, at this point, it was still a work-in-progress. Now, with that said, you may now look at the pics in this post!

But first, let’s do a little curtain dance!

Kyle and I are very cheap (I am even more cheap than Kyle and I tend to make Kyle agree with me), so we used sheets, yes sheets… the cheapest sheets we could find… at Walmart… to use as curtains! BAH! I know. really trashy. I am almost ashamed to admit it. But we were a newly-wed couple with big bills, and while my paychecks were getting slightly (and I mean only a tiny bit) bigger overtime, Kyle’s were dramatically decreasing because of the recession. Plus, to mention it again, I am very cheap. We needed something to cover the windows, so that’s what we did.

Kyle is the one with the sewing skills in our relationship. He’s actually quite good at it. And I’ve only sewn a couple things in my life and I wasn’t very good at it. So Kyle fixed the sheets to make them the right size for our windows and closet, and he created the slots for the curtain rods to go through. No, we didn’t go outside in the wilderness to find long sticks to use as curtain rods. We actually bit the bullet and purchased real curtain rods.

So here are a couple of shots after we put up the “curtains”.

At first, we didn’t really care that they were too long. We weren’t sure what we were going to do about that, but at the moment we really just cared about getting something over the windows so no one could look in at us at night, and so the sun didn’t wake us up too much in the morning.

I would like to say now that I don’t think I’m ever going to use sheets for curtains again. They aren’t even thick enough to really block out the light, and it looks really cheap. But once we bought them and Kyle customized them, we were kind of stuck with ’em. It did its duty during that stage of our lives. What are ya gonna do?

Then we moved in our furniture and took these haphazard photos with horrible lighting:

Here are some before and after-ish pics:

There were a few more changes we made in this room before we put the house on the market. We changed the fan, and we added some extra fabric to the curtains. We also made it look a lot more nice and presentable and added some decorations and throw pillows and such. Tomorrow that’s what you’ll get to see! With all the Official before and after pics of the master bedroom, with almost exact angles of the after as the before pics. Right now I just want you to know that this is nothing compared to what you’ll see tomorrow. I think you’ll probably be amazed. Kyle and I always are when we look at the Official before and after pics.

*Update: Click here to see the official Before and After of the completely remodeled and staged Master Bedroom.

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14 Responses to 'Sheet Curtains and Sloppy Furniture'

  1. I am totally feeling you on the cheap curtains. When it came time to get new curtains for our house, I was SHOCKED at how expensive they were. I had only previously lived places with blinds, so I had no idea what I was in for. We watched sales and used coupons and then did a lot of switching around of the curtains that came with the house. Curtains are a pain in the butt!
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    • Lisha says:

      Hi Shannon, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Yeah it was surprising to us how expensive curtains were too… that’s why we used sheets. But the sheets were just too thin. They did the job though 🙂

  2. Ashley says:

    I’m excited to see the true “after” shots tomorrow!

    Although the difference is already tremendous.
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  3. Kate says:

    Perhaps not ideal, but they’re actually not THAT bad. We have actually used sheets before as well… but we taped them up since we were renting – yeahhhhh lol. So glad we don’t have that anymore!
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    • Lisha says:

      Hi Kate.. lol. That’s so funny. even if I’m renting, I’d still put nails in at least. So the tape was able to hold it up, huh?

  4. Curtains are sooooo expensive! Bummer this plan didn’t really work out :\ and my hubby is the seamster in our relationship too! (At first I wrote sewer, but that looks too much like where the place where the crap goes and that is not my hubby lol)
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    • Lisha says:

      Ashley, that’s hilarious. I’m glad I’m not the only girl who has a husband with better sewing skills… lol about sewer! cracked me up! ~Lisha

  5. Curtains are expensive but they can make a huge difference in a room. IKEA is great for inexpensive but well-made curtains.
    Can’t wait to see the AFTERS!!
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    • Lisha says:

      Hi Janet, yeah that’s true, IKEA does have some inexpensive choices. But even that was more expensive than the cheapo walmart sheets! lol! 😉

  6. Erin says:

    I cut out the photos of the different kinds and taped them to a piece of paper so I could have a visual reference of what each one looked like.

  7. Kristin C. says:

    I don’t think the sheets look too bad. They are fairly thin but are a good alternative for the overly-priced curtains. I actually have a set of sheets picked on a clearance. I haven’t used them because they are paper thin but I was thinking about either using them for curtains but adding black-out lining or maybe stencil them and use as pillow covers =)

    Oh, and I love that picture of the raindrop on the leaf! So cool looking!
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    • Lisha says:

      Hi Kristin, thanks for stopping by. I also think the sheets are too thin. That was the main problem. That’s a cool idea to stencil your sheets and use them as pillow covers! 🙂


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