I am also a big fan of buying tablecloths on sale and using them as curtains. If you want floor-to ceiling drapes, even DIY curtains are expensive because you have to buy so much fabric. Standard rectangular tablecloth measurements are nearly identical to drapery panel measurements (60x84 for 8 ft ceilings, and 60x108 for taller). You don't even need a sewing machine if you have the circular hangers with the clips (IKEA has them)--you can use the tablecloth as a panel right out of the box. They aren't lined, but they still do the trick. I got some cute blue and white tablecloths on clearance at Target for $5.84 each--full length drapes for a room with room with 4 windows (one panel on each side) for less than $50!
5 Ways To Make Better DIY Curtains
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After a spray-painting snafu in my home office, I needed to replace the carpet with something cheap. Tundra was the only affordable option. I just spent the weekend installing it (in white) and here are my takes on the pros and cons:
IKEA's Tundra Laminated Flooring
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