I love decorating my home by using my creativity! I’ve been wanting to put some buffalo check curtains in my dining room for a few years now. So one day I was in TJMaxx and I was looking at the merchandise on those rolling carts they use to bring out the new stuff and I saw a couple of packages of black and white buffalo check tablecloths. I do believe a light bulb appeared over my head!
So I took 2 of them off their cart before they could even put them on the shelves! (isn’t that terrible 🙂 ) Came home and took my toile curtains down and clipped up my tablecloths and instant buffalo check curtains! DIY cheap curtains that don’t look cheap! LOVE THEM!!
Using tablecloths as curtains isn’t a new idea, but I’ve just never found any tablecloths that I wanted to use as curtains before! Oh, I changed my living room around and put the red wicker chair that I painted in the dining room for now. It’s a great height for my dining room table! If they didn’t take up so much space, I’d change all my dining room chairs to this Ikea wicker one – it’s soooo comfy!
Back to the curtains…each tablecloth was $9.99 and the size I used was 60×84. As you can see from the photos , my curtain rod hangs a few inches above my door frame. I already had the curtain clips since that’s how my toile curtains were hung, but they’re not expensive. You can get them at Target/Lowe’s/TJMaxx/Bed Bath & Beyond….basically anywhere. I see them at the thrift store all the time too!
If they had had a longer size I would have bought it but this size is good and the price was fantastic for new curtains! $20 total for new curtains!
One of my tips for decorating on a budget is to keep an open mind. I had originally wanted red buffalo check curtains but when I found these black and white tablecloths I said why not try them. Also, I knew that people had used tablecloths, sheets etc as curtains, but I never had- so I wasn’t too sure about that whole aspect. But again, I was willing to give it a shot.
Did I mention that I LOVE them!
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