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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Newbie party started!

When I hung my 96 inch curtains in our bedroom, they came up about 2 inches short.  
Not sure if it was the curtains or the windows, but I had to make a quick fix.
 (Inspired by Beth the stories of A to Z)  
I have seen this done before via blog land...more on the sewing end though.  I am not much into sewing..but I can work  a hot glue gun.

Thought I would start a new manicure trend! 
I bought a bed skirt from Goodwill for $2.00, laundered it first of course.

Cut to size and started the hot glue process!
Perfecto, they now touch to the floor!

Easy peasy pudding pie 
(I say that to my boys all the time) 
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Blogger Dawn said...

Love how the curtains turned out, but not so sure the manicure will catch on LOL. You seem to be a master with a glue gun, its sorda like duct tape nothing it can't fix.
Have a Great Week:)

May 15, 2011 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

What a great idea, it looks so pretty! Too bad about your nail, I don't even bother with doing anything to mine!

Thank you for your advice about the tiles, glaze sounds like it may be the answer!!!

May 15, 2011 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

You had a great idea on the curtains. I may steal that for my bed skirt that is way too short for my monster of a bed.

May 15, 2011 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Drapes look great!!

May 15, 2011 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Ouch is right girl..have done that many times ha ha!! Girl the drapes look great...your so cleaver my dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

May 15, 2011 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Clever solution - attractive result, too! Thankful I can do the same with sewing and less damage to the nail :)

May 15, 2011 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Don't cha love finding the perfect bed skirt that can be used for something else & for cheap? I've made pillows, made ruffles for others things and skirts for chairs out of bed skirts I've found at Goodwill. I LOVE the idea of adding them to curtains. Yours turned out perfect : )
~ Deanna

May 15, 2011 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great idea, Debbie. Love the little ruffle showing. At least your nails look a whole lot better than mine. I don't even get my nails done anymore with all this painting it is pointless.

May 15, 2011 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

ouch indeed! But it looks like you won in the end by accomplishing what you set out to do! Looks great!

May 15, 2011 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Great quick fix for the curtains! They look so nice!!


May 15, 2011 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oh Yeah, hot glue rules! I've used it for a multitude of decor projects, including upholstering an entire sofa. Your curtains look fantastic!

May 15, 2011 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Sorry about the hot glue incident...but your curtains rock! Thanks for hosting the Newbie Party. I'm going to be REALLY sad when I can't join anymore...have a great week. ~Ann

May 15, 2011 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

That looked like it hurt. Hopefully it was only your nail! You are so funny about sewing...Wish you lived closer... You could bring them right over for me to sew! Hope you had a great weekend! Your curtains look great, btw! :)

May 15, 2011 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

It looks great and who knows maybe you'll start a new manicure trend!!

May 15, 2011 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

The curtains look really cute and the fix was simple.

I had to smile at the fingernail. I've given myself more than a few really bad hot glue gun burns on my thumbs and pointer fingers.

May 15, 2011 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger Daniella said...

Oh Darlin'! Those hot glue guns should be illegal. Never a time goes by, that I use it, that I don't melt a nail, or my hair. Your poor finger!!!
However, the curtains look better than new!! A fabulous idea that looks so good!! Your nail is worth the sacrifice!! Very soon another magazine will be writing to ask to do a bbedroom photoshoot!!

May 15, 2011 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger Marianne said...

You gotta love that glue gun. The ruffled lace looks really nice on the bottom of the curtains and what a great idea. I'm always using my glue gun when sewing! As for the fingernails, yours still look amazing next to mine.
Marianne :)

May 15, 2011 at 7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats a mighty painful injury,, nothing hurts like hot glue,,very crafty though,,I've never glued cloth like that,, does it wash well?

May 15, 2011 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Debbie I think I burn myself every time I use the hot glue gun and it HURTS!! Great idea adding the ruffle, and thanks for hosting, Martina

May 15, 2011 at 7:51 PM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

Great idea Deb, I hear you on the glue gun burns, I don't get as much of them since I bought a smaller one:)

May 15, 2011 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Great looking nails Debbie...


May 15, 2011 at 8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie Dear and OUCH is right! That glue gun burn hurts like the Dickens! Now you are the smartest one, even though you're handicapped now! I love your new drapes!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

May 15, 2011 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger ccoffey said...

Looks great! I hope it was worth the burn.....:/


May 15, 2011 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger An Oasis in the Desert said...

Ouchie! I was told years ago to always have a small dish of ice water handy whenever I'm using the hot glue gun. Do I do that? Not usually, but it is a good idea! I think that's a super-cool quick fix. The drapes look lovely.

May 15, 2011 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great idea and yes, I have many hot glue gun scars. :D

May 15, 2011 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

That's an ingenious idea! Looks great too. Sorry about your nail though. :(

May 15, 2011 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Great job! I can remember gluing my fingers to everything...and the burns! EEEOWWWW! Nice job and just the right touch of "frill" for those panels! hugs- Diana

May 15, 2011 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great fix, Debbie! I put my finger right in hot glue today so I know the feeling! Hazard of the creating, I guess. : )

May 15, 2011 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

on the bright side, you didn't get a big blister on your fingers! glue guns are weapons, for real! thanks for hosting!

May 15, 2011 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Wow, Debbie! I never would have thought of turning a bedskirt into a curtain, what a great idea! I don't like sewing either, so I'll have to remember your glue gun trick (minus the burn, of course....owie!)!

May 15, 2011 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Debbie, Ouch, guess what, I was at a thrift store 2 weeks ago and they had a low heat glue gun for $3.00, I did not know they existed! OMG it has changed my glueing world! You can touch the glue fresh out of the gun and it does not burn, it is amazing and seems to do just as good a job. Now, why do they even make the glue guns that burn our skin off!


May 15, 2011 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger Phyllis said...

RUN to the craft store and buy Fabric-Tac glue. It bonds fabrics and bonds them quickly and very strongly, too. I have used it now for several years and find I cannot be without it. I buy mine at Hancocks fabrics.

May 15, 2011 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Clever girl! Great idea to add the ruffle, even better that you found the material at GW for $2. ;-)
~ Sarah

May 15, 2011 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

What a great idea! I would never have thought of that. It sure beats redoing the entire panel. Pretty fabric you chose. Have a great week!

May 15, 2011 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger said...

I could go in for a life of crime, I am sure I have burned my fingerprints competely off with a hot glue gun over the years. The drapes do look good with that eyelet edging though.

May 15, 2011 at 10:39 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Hot glue is definitely HOT! I have burned myself countless times and have scars to prove it. You are lucky it only melted away your nail, toots~
Great re-purposing for the bedskirt- your drapes look cute with that addition. :-)

May 15, 2011 at 11:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the way the curtains turned out!! Great job!! Thanks for sharing!!

May 16, 2011 at 12:43 AM  
Blogger Comeca Jones said...

Im lovin the print!

May 16, 2011 at 1:39 AM  
Blogger Leovi said...

Beautiful, with nice colors

May 16, 2011 at 3:51 AM  
Blogger Robyn said...

Lol! Has anyone yet figured out how to use one of those glue guns without getting themselves full of glue or burning themselves!

Curtains look great though.

May 16, 2011 at 5:58 AM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

You're talented, funny, smart and charming, Debbie. It's what keeps us all coming back!

May 16, 2011 at 6:30 AM  
Blogger Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Smart trick with the curtains. Looks like they came that way.. and goes well with the bedding.

May 16, 2011 at 6:36 AM  
Blogger Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Great idea Debbie, looks GREAT! New pedicure trend...not so much! :) :)
Hope you have a GREAT week!

May 16, 2011 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Ummm...hopefully you know I was really trying to say 'MANICURE' trend!!! LOL :)

May 16, 2011 at 7:26 AM  
Blogger Donna@anangloinquébec said...

Merci beaucoup et Thanks again Debbie for hosting this party!!

May 16, 2011 at 7:49 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

OMG Debbie!!! I hate getting burnt by the glue gun, but I think this takes the cake! That is maybe a Halloween manicure? Just looks painful and likely to hurt someone!

May 16, 2011 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger Life, Crafts and Whatever said...

Ohhhh, so simple, but what a difference!

May 16, 2011 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Lanell said...

Looks really good. Sorry about the ingernail. Ouch!

May 16, 2011 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Your curtains look fantastic!
Thanks for the great idea, Debbie.

May 16, 2011 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...


You are one smart and clever lady.


May 16, 2011 at 9:57 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

What a great fix! I'm the same way about sewing - hot glue is much easier!!
Thanks for hosting :)

May 16, 2011 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

I always have the same problem with curtains!! Such a cute solution, though!

May 16, 2011 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Andie Jaye said...

that eyelet lace goes sooo well with your decor in that room (which i love by the way). i had the same problem with my curtains (only i have about a 10 inch gap. i found some fabric to make a band at the bottom. will let you know when i get them done :)

May 16, 2011 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, Debbie! Pardon me for linking up. I just zoomed right in not realizing that it's for bloggers less than 6 months. Please delete my link then. Btw, thanks for joining us again at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Anything to help new bloggers is welcome in my party :)

May 16, 2011 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

I just love the new manicure look! :-)

This ingenuity was a perfect fix for your curtains.

Have a wonderful week!

May 16, 2011 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Screaming Sardine said...

Debbie - ouch about the nail! I have a glue gun, but I haven't gotten up the nerve to use it yet.

Great work on the drapes. I never thought of using a glue gun as a sewing machine. :)


May 16, 2011 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Ms. Bake-it said...

Love the manicure Debbie! You have just given me a great idea for the curtains in my bedroom. I do have a question though... With the addition of the hot glue, can the curtains be washed?

~ Tracy

May 16, 2011 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What a great idea! Love it! It adds just an extra hint of femininity to an already beautiful room.

May 16, 2011 at 12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job! and easy too,looks good and romantical!

May 16, 2011 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger The French Hutch said...

What a great solution to a big problem. Now your curtains look like their petticoat is showing. I love it..........
Thanks for hosting

May 16, 2011 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger savvycityfarmer said...

there's more than that stuck to my french manicure ... like dirt, paint, hot glue, and a little moss


May 16, 2011 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I bow down to you, oh, creative one. Love the new manny style for the summer, it's perfect Debbie-Do.

Oh, how I wish I was a newbie to play along. But, it's so much fun to see all your new found blogs.

Hope that your yard and gardening are coming back together. I've been keeping my fingers crossed for you.

The G.B.

May 16, 2011 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

Ouch...your nail looks like it hurts, but I have to say, your curtains look A M A Z I N G!!!
You did *gooood* girl, I'm impressed for sure!

Love all the new fresh inspiration here, thank you! XOXO ~Liz

May 16, 2011 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Emily at The Fine House said...

Would never know those are glue-gunned curtains! I made a skirt for my computer table and totally hot glued part of the hem. Glad to know I'm not alone! Linking up to your party again-thanks :)

May 16, 2011 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

OUCH!!!I love my hot glue gun AND my fabric glue, anything to help me distract myself from the fact that I can not sew!
Thanks for hosting this! I'm brand new and looking to find other great blogging buddies!


May 16, 2011 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Curtains look amazing...gotta luv that hot glue gun! Feels like I haven't been to the party in forever and a day. Happy Monday, and thanks for hosting
Kim @

May 16, 2011 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger Terriea Kwong said...

You're clever on curtain solution. I've never thought of using a glue gun. Good way. Thanks for hosting.

May 16, 2011 at 11:59 PM  
Blogger Gloria said...

Greetings, Debbie! I visit every so often and wanted to comment on this GREAT post!! LOVE your idea here, and love the eyelet edge you've done on the bottom of the curtains. It really looks wonderful, great job, SO pretty!

May 17, 2011 at 1:01 AM  
Blogger Carmella said...

Thanks so much for such a fun place to link and meet new friends! It's my first time here to link and I already feel right at home :) thank you!

May 17, 2011 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Debbie, The drapes look great... now time for a manicure

May 17, 2011 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger Taylor said...

Thanks so much for hosting again:)


May 17, 2011 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger Calypso In The Country said...

Love the fabric! I thought I would swing by and check out what the new kids in blogland are up to!

May 17, 2011 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Debbie - Your curtains look fantastic. Such a fantastic idea for adding length. Love the fabric too! Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this Sunday. Have a wonderful week.
~ Stephanie Lynn

May 24, 2011 at 3:25 PM  

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