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This month, I recreated the Deux Ruban Linen Panel from Ballard Designs. The 96” panel sells for $89 each.
I already had drop cloth drapes in the family room. While not linen, the color is very similar. It’s been a couple of years since I put these up, but I think each panel is one 6x9 drop cloth (about $10 each at Lowes).
I bought 24 yards of black 1½” grosgrain ribbon at 82¢/yd (that was 30% off at Hobby Lobby) and sewed stripes to the bottom of my panel. I didn’t even take it down; I just set up my sewing machine next to the window. Procrastinator that I am, I did this at about 4 pm this afternoon, and I’ve only done the one so far.
I had decided to only do three stripes, instead of Ballard’s four, partly to save a buck because I have another set of these panels to do in the adjoining dining area, which will be another 24 yards. But now I don’t know; I think that fourth stripe adds a little oomph. (I also think I need to raise my panels a smidgen so that they are just grazing the floor instead of resting on it.) Other than that, I like it!