Burlap Drapes in My Home Office

My burlap drapes are finally up!!!
I'm doing the happy dance.


Burlap is not the easiest fabric to work with. That is if you’re a beginner like me using the sewing machine. The rewards though are so worth it. Don't give up trying as I came close. My sweet husband did come to my rescue. It's easier to sew burlap if you have someone else helping you move the fabric along.

  The thing I love about burlap is how it drapes not to mention the thickness and fullness it has. 

Since there is a radiator in my office and two built in book cabinets on each side I also used curtain holdbacks. It worked like a charm!


Here is how the burlap drapes looked before I added the curtain holdbacks.


The curtain holdback also worked beautifully at the other window since the desk is there. 


As you can see I'm making my way around the room updating each section. The desk still needs to be finished. I do have many more update in the works. I hope you come back each week to check on my progress. 


Coming this week!
I will do a post on how I made the burlap drapes. 

Thanks for stopping by!
xo,
Dee

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36 comments:

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Dee,

Those tiebacks are perfect for the burlap drapes. So glad you got both sets done and looking great.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Dee, you did a wonderful job on the drapes! Your office is coming together beautifully.

Ron said...

I too LOVE burlap. Great job on the drapes! xo

Barbara said...

Oh they look just wonderful Dee! You did a fantastic job on those drapes...they are soooo perfect for your office. Can't wait for the tutorial. Have a super week!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Dee! You are certainly moving along in your office. The drapes make it feel cozy.

Bliss said...

You're a sewing machine! Ah ha ha ha.

~Bliss~

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Dee, I have always heard burlap can be a bear to sew! Your drapes look wonderful! They warm your office so much! Your office looks amazing! I love your accessories!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your curtains look great!!! :D I like the holdbacks, too, and the little archway going into your office is truly enchanting. I love it! Your family will have a difficult time luring you out of your adorable office. ;P

xo,
RJ

Jeanne said...

who would have thought a simple tie back would make such a big difference? Very nice!

It's All Connected said...

Nice job on the drapes! I love the texture and natural look. ~ Maureen

Kristie Franklin said...

Dee,

You are one brave lady. I don't think I would have attempted to try making them myself. I have used burlap before and it is very difficult to work with. You did a fantastic job and I applaud all of your hard work! :)

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

beautiful result! I am glad you did not give up!

Gail said...

Your burlap curtains looks great Dee! You did an awesome job and I love the curtain hold-backs. Enjoy your week, Gail

Gypsy Heart said...

Kudos to you for sewing burlap! :) The drapes look soooo pretty and just perfect for the space. I agree that the hold backs make all the difference for the windows. Are the walls painted/textured or wallpaper? It's beautiful, whatever it is. :)

xo
Pat

Blessings from Cindy said...

Dee~
I love your curtains! I don't enjoy sewing and good for you using itchy burlap!! I love the casual, neutral look they add to the room...which by the way, is coming along nicely! Great job!
Blessings,
Cindy

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Dee, your burlap curtains look great, and I'm so impressed that you made them yourself. I am looking forward to your tutorial on how you sewed them. And those tiebacks are just the best with them!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Hi Dee,

I've been going through your blog, oh my goodness your house and your projects are so beautiful!

Following you back and thank you for following me xo

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Great job Dee! They look fabulous!!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Dee they look wonderful. You go girl!!

Cindy Ritchie said...

Awesome! They look great!

Karena said...

Dee Bravo, great job they look so terrific in your office!! I will look forward to more updates!

I am having an amazing Giveaway of Plush Pumpkins from Love Feast!
xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Dee you did great on the drapes and your are right burlap is hard to work with and a mess as it always unraveling...Great job, can't wiat for the rest!!

Carol

photography by suzanne said...

Love the drapes Dee! I need to make some.

Yael Ben-Ari said...

I love your burlap curtains. You did a very nice job. And you said you are new to sewing? Love the tie backs.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Vanessa said...

Hi, Dee

These are lovely and I love how they look in the office.

Vanessa

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I'm glad you stuck with it Dee. They look great.

Kathy Mormino said...

Hi Dee, new fan here! This look is fantastic. I never would have thought to use burlap in that way. Clever!
I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/09/clever-chicks-blog-hop-2-featured-post.html

I hope to see you there!
Cheers!
Kathy
The Chicken Chick

Donna Heber said...

Hi Dee,

Your burlap drapes are awesome! Burlap is so hot right now. Love them with the tiebacks. You have such a nice office.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

They look great. I found a pair at an estate sale that were from Ballard. They were only 20 dollars. I'm not sure where I'm going to hang them, but they were such a great deal I couldn't pass them up.

Angie Granata said...

I LOVE how your burlap drapes turned out. They look great! I would never have thought to use burlap as drapes. What a great idea.
I am your newest follower. So glad to find you. Hugs

Anne said...

Oh I love those drapes!! So pretty, I love burlap anything........ xox

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

Your burlap drapes came out lovely! I just made a cafe' curtain for my kitchen door out of burlap... you are right, it's a bit tricky to work with but in the end it's worth it!
I'd love for you to share them on my Farmgirl Friday Blog hop!

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Great job on the drapes! I made some for my sons room and, I agree, love burlap but it is hard to work with when sewing. Looking forward to seeing more of your office updates :)

Revi said...

Love these burlap drapes, and your office is looking beautiful! A girl could get office envy...
-Revi

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

Your burlap drapes turned out really good! I love how simple they look and the color and texture is really nice. Fabulous job! Thanks for sharing how to make them. :-)

Brandi said...

Your burlap shades turned out so nice. They look great in your office.

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