Sunday, October 10, 2010

Taj's New Curtains

Taj originally had a lovely pink and purple flowered patterned curtain set. While I am sure there are lots of RT folks who love their's, we weren't exactly fond of them... They also didn't really fit with the mods we had in mind at the time.  This project is one that we completed quite a while ago while still in Washington. The Fabric is a microsuede from JoAnnes fabrics that we had backed with an off white lining. They completely block the light from either escaping or entering.

The glide tape was ordered from Camping World online and the velcro and snaps were bought locally. We are really happy with the way the curtains came out and have to say a big "Thank You" to Joyce who did an incredible job sewing them up.

The total cost for anyone interested in tackling this job themselves, was about $175. All of the material was bought at 50% off on sales at JoAnnes. 

13 comments:

  1. Looking good! I like how the curtain goes around the sides of the front seats instead of directly across the width of the van. Definitely an idea I'll interpret in my van project!

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  2. Very nice...very nice indeed!!! Great job and they look super.

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

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  3. Very nice. I'm familiar with that fabric and like it a lot.

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  4. Great job Mike... Gotta say, you keep this up and we're gonna start trying to con you into opening a custom vanhome shop ;)

    Seriously mon ami, great job :)

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  5. Looks good. You have to wonder who picks out the fabrics at the factories where RVs are made. We've had a couple of RVs that were really ugly inside until we made modifications.

    Jim

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  6. Great look. I can't imagine the curtains it came with. Sounds horrible. Stay safe.

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  7. It looks great! Pink and purple flowers..... not so good,

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  8. Nice! I love micro-suede and so much better than flowers. =)

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  9. Thank You all!

    Sarah: There are definitely advantages to going around the front surrounding the captain's chairs. With that passenger seat swiveled toward the back, it is very much like a recliner in a livingroom (with butt heaters), give me my remote and swivel the flat screen forward and life is good :)

    Yeah, those flowered factory curtains are just not our style! They were more tolerable with the cookie monster blue carpets and seating Taj came with, but none of that remains now.

    -Mike

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  10. I LOVE your curtain's. But lets not talk about them in front of Glorie B. She is currently sporting the pink and purple flowered curtain's and that wont change soon because I can't sew ;D Seriously though, I love the way yours keep in/out the light. I'm sure you don't have to hide under the covers with a booklight to read.

    Kris

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  11. wow What a great look. Love it.. Going to take back the insulation and run run run to JoAnne's.

    Thanks
    Sue

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  12. Looks fantastic!

    My '91 190P has the older solid Grey-Blue microfiber-ish curtains (hate the flowery ones as well!) After 20 years and many washings they're still in great shape. I added blackout fabric as well over the summer before heading to Burning Man (in Joannes parking lot, with pins). The original tape/glides have a few broken pieces in them but I found the replacement at a sailmaking supply company for $1 a foot and it arrived today :) I'll be changing out the old glide tape this week and getting those temporary pins out of the darn things. They also had the end clips that secure the curtains for 25 cents each.

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  13. Nice curtain and color choice!

    I love purple, but not pink and purple put together!

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