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New Curtains

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2004


In "The Sound of Music," Maria used curtains to make dresses. This is our twist on that idea: Turn a vintage tablecloth into a charming curtain. You don't even have to stitch a channel into it for a curtain rod if you don't want to ruin the original design.


  • Tablecloth

  • Ribbon or string

  • Pushpin or nail


  1. Hang the cloth over the rod, letting about a foot of material hang in the front; the scrunched fabric caught between window frame and rod should keep the cloth from slipping off.

  2. Tie it back with ribbon or string affixed to the frame with a pushpin or nail.

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