Tip: Make 2 Story Curtains for Whole Lot Less Than Custom
One of the features I love most about my house is my two story living room. I always knew I wanted to have 2 story curtains for my 2 windows, which are about 18' feet high. I had priced custom curtains and the custom shops wanted $2k for 2 windows. I knew that was not going to happen. Here is what I did:
1. Purchased 8 ready made lined curtain panels on clearance for a total cost of $238.00 ($29.75 a panel). sizes were 4(108") and 4 (120")
2. Had 2 panels sewed together for each side of the windows to create the length I needed. My curtains have a flocked pattern so when sewing we matched the pattern.
3. The reason I purchased 4 curtains in 120" length is that I wanted to have enough fabric to make tie backs to cover the seams if needed. So if you are not a good sewer, it doesn't matter - just cover the seams with tie backs or get help from a friend or seamstress or even a dry cleaner that does alterations.
However, once the panels were sewn together and hung, the seams were not even noticeable so I decided to leave the tie backs out. You have to really examine the curtains closely to see the seams. Friends and family come over and think that they are one long panel.
Anyone can do this by buying new or used curtains(the best deal I found on used curtains are at hotel liquidator places). So a person could do these long panels for even less.