Lovin' The Homestead
- Aug 23, 2010
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My mother got many rolls of upholstery fabric for free and I picked one this summer to make better curtains for my stairs and for the kitchen doorway. We don't heat the upstairs in the winter and it sure cut our heating bill in half.. plus we close the kitchen off(it was the back porch at one time and it is just an enclosed room on a cement slab! so cold in the winter) We only open it when I am baking or cooking and have the oven going. Or on cold nights if it will drop below zero(F) cuz then the pipes freeze. If it drops too low we hang a light bulb under the sink! Keeps the water flowing. lolFarmerDenise said:I like all these ideas. We have lots of doorways with no doors in our house and I think I will make some heavy curtains for those this winter. I would like to keep the heat from the woodstove in one room, when that is the only place we hang out. I am thinking of using velet, vevetee or cordoroy. I will have to find it on the cheap though, hopefully at the goodwill outlet!
Oh my rambling brain tonight! I didn't' even say what kind of fabric I ended up with.. a beautiful dark maroon velvet! I may do drapes for the living room to match the stairway. Then all my blue drapes can go on the big windows and my glass doors(looks like sliders but opens like normal).. I think I need more privacy.