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  1. Amanda
    April 11, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    Im in love with this room The curtains are so amazing great job!

    Following you!
    Amanda
    http://amandamaysstudio.blogspot.com/

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  2. Jayna Rae
    April 11, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    Awesome results!!!

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  3. Ivette
    April 11, 2011 @ 3:15 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  4. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    April 11, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

    Oh my, they look fabulous. I love the look.Such a fabulous room. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Katie
    April 11, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

    Wow! They turned out great and make a statement! I love them!

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  6. Achieving Proverbs 31
    April 11, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

    Those are incredible! Totally in love!! Did anyone besides me notice that Olivia's room is "curtainless"? Maybe she's still trying to find her drapery loves like Julie does! ; )

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  7. Amy
    April 11, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

    Love them! Can't believe how much they add to the room!

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  8. rhonda sexton
    April 11, 2011 @ 4:17 pm

    absolutely adorable!

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  9. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    April 11, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

    They look great, Julie! I originally thought you were going to have the stripes go vertically, but you really took on a challenge. I have to say it was well worth the time and effort you put into them because they really look wonderful this way.

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  10. poindextr
    April 11, 2011 @ 6:59 pm

    completely fabulous! You did such a great job.

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  11. Kim
    April 11, 2011 @ 7:14 pm

    Julie! I seriously love these curtains! I am so not a sewer and I wish I was, but for now I just drool over amazing creations from other people! Those teal frames are fab on that wall too!

    Kim
    http://www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

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  12. Jessica
    April 11, 2011 @ 11:43 pm

    These are really just wonderful! I love how wide you kept the stripes and the easy sew the stripe on top technique.

    I'm thinking of black and white myself for the living room. This confirms it, love them!

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  13. Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates
    April 12, 2011 @ 2:41 am

    Saw this on Tip Junkie and they turned out amazing. Stunning, actually. Very impressed!!!

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  14. Modern Wivelyhood
    April 12, 2011 @ 5:59 am

    These are fabulous! Thanks for your sweet comment! We love Olivia too! Great job!

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  15. Rhonda
    April 12, 2011 @ 11:43 am

    Wow Julie!!!! Amazing transformation!I want some like that too! They are gorgeous! Fantastic job girl……YOU Rock!

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  16. Rach H
    April 12, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    Wow, I just love these! Very, very beautiful!

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  17. Susan Woods
    April 12, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

    Wow! Firstly, the result is incredible. Secondly, I applaud you for the math and patience this job took. And lastly, holy smokes THAT's your craft room? It's huge. And clean! And beautiful now thanks to the gorgeous curtains. Lucky (and talented)girl!

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  18. Cindy@Cinsarah
    April 12, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

    Great Job! They look really great!!

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  19. radn
    April 12, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

    Love the room! but my eyes are drawn to the bold striped curtains! they are fabulous!

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  20. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    April 12, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

    Look great!!!

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  21. imklvr
    April 13, 2011 @ 11:02 am

    Wow. Yeah. Wow. And the curtains are great, too. But….wow. I want your room. Lucky girl!

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  22. Amanda
    April 13, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

    ok, so i don't know where to begin. the curtains i guess since that is what this post is about, and because they are UH-mazing. duh.

    my little man's room was recently made over (you can see that on my blog) and although i love it, it's just kinda "missing something" for me. he has a simple white roman shade on his one window. i'm thinking maybe he needs navy and white striped curtains just like these! seriously, it instantly added so much character to your already cute, and huge, and nice and neat CRAFT ROOM?!?!?! wow! πŸ™‚

    i'm kind of confused by the way you did yours though. no fault of yours of course, you explained it beautifully. i'm just a VERY beginner sew-er (a word?) and am wondering if you sewed multiple squares across in a line? does that make sense? opposed to one long strip for each stripe? anywho… they look awesome. and if i get the guts to try to create a similar (and less than perfect) pair… i'll link back to your post.

    p.s. my little guy and i love Olivia too. πŸ˜‰

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  23. LaKeta
    April 14, 2011 @ 4:56 am

    These are great! I love the fact that you used two curtain colors…I too have been eyeballing these all over blogland..yours turned out precious! I am putting this on my summer to do list!!!

    Have a great Thursday!

    LaKeta
    1luckeegirl.blogspot.com

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  24. Megan
    April 14, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

    You had to make quite a few curtains, you have lots of patience! They look awesome!! Love the black and white together πŸ™‚

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  25. Ann
    April 14, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

    Ohmigosh–the Curtains..but that ROOM!!!! Swwoooooooooon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking
    April 14, 2011 @ 3:48 pm

    Perfect! Your curtains really "make your room".

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  27. Rachel
    April 14, 2011 @ 5:18 pm

    Love these!!! They really do add some drama!

    I am having a Project Party link up tomorrow I hope you will come and link this up! I am now following! πŸ™‚

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  28. Rachel
    April 14, 2011 @ 5:19 pm

    oh at BubblyNatureCreations.com

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  29. Jos @ Organized Chaos
    April 14, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    Oh my…Really love what they do to your craft room…AND i am both jealous and excited that someone gets to have that BIG of an amazing craft room…and all that natural light. Don't EVEN get me started! Beautiful! {now if only I could sew…}

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  30. Magnolia Charm
    April 14, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

    YOu did a great job on the curtians! THe room is amazing! πŸ™‚

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  31. michele at hellolovelyinc
    April 14, 2011 @ 11:23 pm

    loving loving loving! unbelievable that i was just thinking i wanted wide horizontal striped drapes, have been scouring the internet for fabric, and then find this! GREAT JOB! i'm inspired. found you via the party. come visit anytime.

    michele

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  32. Meg
    April 15, 2011 @ 1:31 am

    Wow, that is fabulous! I thought you were going to say how you bought striped curtains–but you made them! Amazing!!

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  33. Shan
    April 15, 2011 @ 2:24 am

    Way to go! Very cute!!!

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  34. southernscraps
    April 15, 2011 @ 11:11 am

    Those turned out great! And what a great craft room!

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  35. Jen @ My Own Road
    April 15, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

    The curtains make the room look so much brighter and more open. Awesome

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  36. Kathryn Michelle Jenkins
    April 15, 2011 @ 4:51 pm

    a huge update. the curtains are awesome. really neat idea.

    love the blog,
    your new follower,
    kathryn
    http://www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  37. Sommer
    April 15, 2011 @ 10:31 pm

    Okay the drapes are FAB but even moreso… what an amazing room! All the windows and light, it's wonderful! I'd really like to have you share this at my VIP party today… http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-11.html

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  38. BeingBrook
    April 15, 2011 @ 11:21 pm

    Cute! Love the black/white combos. So tempted to do something similar in my bedroom. Great job! Love the teal frames too.

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  39. andie jaye
    April 16, 2011 @ 2:22 am

    i love it! the drapes totally make the room! i also love love love the teal frames on the wall! (and unrelated Little Man and i are olivia fans too)

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  40. Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun
    April 16, 2011 @ 3:04 am

    wow! those look great! can't believe how much of a difference it makes!

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  41. ~april
    April 16, 2011 @ 3:12 am

    oh my gosh! you will NOT beleive this, but i just got of the phone with my mom and told her i want to do EXACTLY this same thing in my bedroom! hilarious!! i LOVE them even more now. i am waiting to get some swatches from curtainworks.com right now. i love olivia too!

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  42. Home as Hobby
    April 16, 2011 @ 3:15 am

    I have been contemplating doing the EXACT same thing to my boring, plain ol' blue curtains. So happy to see yours because now I am TOTALLY convinced to do it. Thanks for sharing your before, after and all the details! Yours looks amazing!!!

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  43. Little Miss Penny Wenny
    April 16, 2011 @ 5:00 am

    Those turned out amazing! Talk about patience πŸ™‚ Visiting from TT &J

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  44. ExQuisite InVitation
    April 16, 2011 @ 6:55 am

    Great Job!

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  45. Andrea
    April 16, 2011 @ 11:34 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  46. Jaimee
    April 16, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    WOW! These are fabulous!!
    craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

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  47. kiki comin
    April 16, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

    amazing! that took A LOT of work! I lOVE your craft room..wow.

    kiki
    http://www.kikicreates.blogspot.com

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  48. angelfitch
    April 16, 2011 @ 7:58 pm

    Your room is swoon worthy!!! Love the space, and the curtains give it such great energy. Wondermus!! ;o)
    ~Terry
    http://www.mossandclover.blogspot.com

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  49. Trisha @ The Sweet Survival
    April 17, 2011 @ 2:49 am

    Wow the curtains are amazing! This is what I want to do for my family room and like you I have lots of windows so I would need to make lots of panels. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  50. Jenny
    April 17, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

    What a great impact you've made with those drapes – I love it! I don't think that I have the skills or patience that you do, but I love your end result! Fantastic!

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  51. My Beautiful Life
    April 17, 2011 @ 11:11 pm

    Turned out smashing. Love them! Thanks for the tutorial. Marking for later.

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  52. Faith
    April 18, 2011 @ 3:12 am

    What a great tutorial!! Love the before and after photos too!!

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  53. Lolly Jane
    April 18, 2011 @ 4:06 am

    big difference- great job!! would love for you to link this up πŸ™‚

    Lolly Jane
    lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com

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  54. Opie Dawn
    April 18, 2011 @ 4:11 am

    WOW! I love how the room came together!

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  55. Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com}
    April 18, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

    I am featuring these today on my blog! thanks for sharing!

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  56. Jennifer Rodriguez
    April 18, 2011 @ 4:51 pm

    I LOVE these! I'm going to have copy and doing something similar for our family/playroom in red,cream, and brown.

    Found you from Bubbly Nature and am following now!

    -Jennifer
    allthingsbelle.blogspot.com

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  57. Julia
    April 18, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    Love it! But I REALLY love your light fixture. Where did you get it?

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  58. maggie@midwesternsewinggirl
    April 19, 2011 @ 12:48 am

    Oh, my goodness…these drapes ROCK!!!!!!!!!! Love them!!!!

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  59. Object of Maya*ffection
    April 19, 2011 @ 2:12 am

    WOW!! It's amazing what a DIFFERENCE the drapes made! They look fab and the room looks GREAT!!

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  60. Julie
    April 25, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    @Julia
    I got that at Home Depot over a year ago. Added ribbon to the shades for a little something extra.

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  61. Sarah @ Stella&Gray
    April 27, 2011 @ 6:14 pm

    A. I enjoy Olivia more than I should…"hey world, i'm celer-ray-hey" πŸ™‚
    B. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who gets design inspiration from children's shows…do you watch Good Luck Charlie? presh house, love the rugs.
    C. looks fab, excited to be following your blog.

    stellaandgray.blogspot.com

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  62. Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home}
    August 26, 2011 @ 10:50 pm

    Yes, I joined after this post. You win the size prize for your craft room! And the curtains are great! I'm in the planning stages of converting my son's old room into my craft room. Mr. Wonderful is my contractor and I've got him backlogged with projects and honey-do's. Hopefully it will be completed while I can still thread a needle without a microscope.
    Cheers!,
    Barbara

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  63. Not Martha
    September 21, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

    What an amazing difference the curtains make! And that room is huge! Great job!

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  64. alittlepaint.com
    September 21, 2011 @ 8:46 pm

    I really love the bold striped curtains, they bring so much character to the room!

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  65. Cathy Wall
    September 21, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

    Love your comment about the space having more drama than a Jr. High cafeteria! You know it sister!
    Love the black and white DIY drapes and the vibe of the room!

    Cathy @ Room Rx

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  66. Shan
    September 22, 2011 @ 12:16 am

    I feel your pain in regards to the ironing! lol I, too, worked on curtains for my craft space, but fortunately they weren't that long! Wow! It is simply stunning!!! Thank you for spreading the joy of Roomspiration!! πŸ˜€

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  67. MJ
    September 22, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

    LOVE these…and your post made me laugh out loud. I loved the part about people getting too dizzy to notice the imperfections. Hysterical. πŸ™‚ Glad I found your blog today!!

    **Visiting from Family Brings Joy

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  68. Hyphen Interiors
    September 23, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

    I love how they turned out. What an impact! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  69. Jordan G.
    September 26, 2011 @ 1:11 am

    I love your curtains! What a great impact in that room! Found you through Roomspiration. πŸ™‚

    Following you!
    http://www.thehappyhomebodies.com

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  70. Lisa Scibilia
    January 18, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

    Julie – what a huge impact your curtains make to the space!! Love them – great job. Thanks for sharing your how-to.

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  71. Karah @ thespacebetweenblog
    January 18, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

    These came out sooo great! It would definitely try my patience to do them well, congrats! Have you had a chance to check out our little Challenge? It's not too late to join. If you have a second, check in at http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/imagine-the-impossibilities-challenge/ to learn more, and feel free to email me if you have any questions!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog = your newest follower

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  72. Mary Doukakis
    October 16, 2014 @ 3:02 am

    Beautiful! I'm a few years late, but they're still relevant & stylish so I may take a stab at it πŸ˜‰

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