Where the heck do I buy curtains?

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  1. Robert_Z

    Robert_Z Screenwriter

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    I need some curtains for my living room and bedroom windows. Where do I go? I went to Ross and Target. What a pitiful and pathetic selection. I want something black or dark blue, thick (no blinds) and small. All these stores had was peachy, white or beige, they were all paper-thin and ran the length of a wall. What are some good curtain stores?
     
  2. Mike Voigt

    Mike Voigt Supporting Actor

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    Go back to Target, they have some thicker material curtains there. They work reasonably well. Also, Sears have some, places like Linens'N'things have some, etc.

    Otherwise, go get some material at a store, learn to sew, and crank up that sewing machine. Or get your mom or your girlfriend to help. Maybe you can pin it and she sews it - that worked for us. Get over the "manly" business thinking about how much you save by doing it yourself vs. having them done. That gets EXPENSIVE (I ain't kidding, figure on several hundred dollars to several thousands dollars depending on size and quantity).

    Most basic curtain is 5 straight seams, plus rod and a couple brackets... Not exactly the most difficult job in the world...
     
  3. Keith Mickunas

    Keith Mickunas Cinematographer

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    JC Penney's has curtains also, and in a wide selection. They may not be in stock, just look in the catalog and they can be ordered. They may even be online.
     
  4. Scott Bourden

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    If you would like a "ghetto" approach, get some large bristle-board sheets and put them up to the windows. They block the light perfectly for movies and gaming, and come down pretty easily during daylight hours.

    My girlfriend shakes her head in disbelief and shame every time she walks through my HT / computer room.

    I'll be damned if I knew where, nor wanted to, go and buy curtains [​IMG]
     
  5. Leila Dougan

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    There's always the option of putting foil on the windows [​IMG]

    Seriously though, department stores have a decent selection if you don't wish to make your own.

    As a wife who has no inclination to make my own I find the supposed "manly" method of buying them the best option.
     
  6. Khoa Tran

    Khoa Tran Supporting Actor

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    IKEA everything you'll need

    oh for that cheap that is...
     
  7. Patrick Larkin

    Patrick Larkin Screenwriter

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    I second JCPenney. They have a giant curtain and blind section.
     
  8. Grant B

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    I found some great fabric at a Antique Store. Very thick ..I could have a spotlight outside and wouldn't know it
    Cheaper than drapes & better
     
  9. David Williams

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    There's always Bed, Bath and Beyond. They have a pretty decent selection of curtains.
     
  10. TerryS

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    AmericanDecorating.com. I did all the mini blinds in my house from here. My vertical blind arrived damaged and they immediately shipped a replacement with no questions asked.

    Sign up for their mailing list and you will regularly receive $50 off coupons.
     
  11. gregstaten

    gregstaten Supporting Actor

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    Look for a store that specializes in curtain and draperies. I can guarantee you that there are quite a few in Austin - start with the Yellow Pages and go from there.

    I found the fabric for my theater curtain at a curtain/drapery store in the tiny town of Amherst, NH (less than 10,000 people) and they had a HUGE selection of fabrics. I would bet there are over a dozen such stores in Austin.

    -greg
     

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