Recently I fell in love with some burlap smocked curtains. I couldn't get my mind off of them. Kari Anne at Thistlewood Farms introduced us. See, she has them in her dining room and that's how we fell in love. Have you visited Thistlewood Farms? You should. You'll never want to live any place else. Her style is perfection.
But the curtains are $200 a piece. OUCH. What could I do? Take my basic drop cloths in the dining room and smock 'em you say? Why don't mind if I do! Mind you they don't look as much like the original as I had planned but I'm still working on it. My plan is to smock two more and double the widths.
I used a tutorial I found at Tumbling Blocks for honeycomb smocking or pleating. It's the best tutorial!
It was easy and a little time consuming but really no big deal. I will try to double the widths in the next few weeks.
As always I'll keep you up to date. I really need to finish a project to show you. I'll smock my little fingers off to get these really done for you.