Our window makeover experience with CurtainWorks.com *Review & Giveaway!* (Closed)

We have a 1900 home and I am always doing something new to it to make it ‘ours’. I have painted, put down tiled carpet, remodeled my kitchen and so much more to make this our home. I get those random urges to change up a room, but I don’t want to spend a lot of money. There are so many ways that you can freshen you a room like put on a new coat of bright paint or even change the window treatments in that room; so many things can be done that won’t break the bank.

Whether you’re looking to cut down on monthly bills, bring some fun into a child’s room or infuse a bright color for a fresh look, Curtainworks.com, the new premier resource for contemporary and chic window treatments, offers unique décor solutions to any window decorating problem. I recently had an opportunity to work with CurtainWorks.com to do a complete window makeover. I thought about what room I wanted to make over and decided to work on my dining room. This, to me, is more of my office during the day, but it is our welcoming center point of our house so I like to keep it pretty, open, fresh and welcoming. I chose two panels in a beautiful sage green color.

Sailcloth Cotton Canvas Wide Grommet Panel

  • Trendy tailored window panel features stylish metal grommets and contemporary styling!
  • The panel is constructed of a soft, 100% cotton canvas duck cloth.
  • Attractive metal grommets at the top measure 1.5 inches wide; to hang, simply thread a standard or decorative drapery rod through the grommets.
  • Single, ultra-wide panel measures a generous 54 inches wide.
  • Panel is sold individually.

Price ranges from $19.99 – $34.99 per panel, depending on your length.

MG thoughts

I chose the Sailcloth Cotton Canvas Wide Grommet Panel in a sage green. I thought these would be perfect for my tall windows and the color was different than I already had in the dining room and the style would be elegant, yet simple and could easily be dressed up at any time.

My window in my dining room measures:

  • 65 inches across
  • 76 inches from molding to molding (top to bottom)
  • 96 inches from curtain rod to floor


Kind of a funny story behind my ‘before’ curtains. They aren’t curtains at all. It is just some leftover fabric that I had when we moved, tied in a knot on each side of the curtain rod and the greenery is pieces left from my wedding in 2003. It’s a homemade job that worked for us, but we haven’t been able to find affordable curtains that we really liked. I am very excited to share with you my after picture!


The color is really pretty!! When I first received the curtains, I was really concerned about the color. It looked like a light tan color, but the color really pulls through when you pull the curtains out of the package, iron them and get the curtains hung.

Packaging, so you can see what I was referring to with the packaging/color:

I really love these panels! Hubby said he loved them far more than what we had hanging prior. I would love to have panels like these in each of our rooms. These are not ‘energy saving’ panels, but we have evening sun that comes through the dining area and tends to make our house heat up quickly and so far with as long as these have been hanging, we haven’t used our air conditioner, our house is cooler and overall, the sage panels made such a huge difference to our lighting in our home. Beautiful! Love them and the price per panel is very affordable, making a window makeover very easy to do on just about any budget. Curtainworks.com is very much recommended!

MG purchasing info

For more information and more products, please visit Curtainworks.com.

Mommy Goggles gives this product:
Why this rating? This is a star rating (1-5) that is based off our opinion on the product itself, use, wear & tear, price and how it fits in to our family’s lives (at home or on the go).

All opinions in this posting are 100% my own.

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win it

  • ONE (1) winner will receive their choice of two curtain panels of your choice/style/color from Curtain Works.com

how to enter

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  • Contest ends on October 20, 2010 at 11:59 pm Central Time


  1. I would love to get the Marquee Faux Silk Pinch Pleat Drape for my front living room window.

  2. Empress Luxe Silk Solid Wide Width Lined Drape
    i would like this for my living room:0)

  3. Austin Solid Back Tab Room Darkening Drape and my bedroom.

  4. I like the Empress Luxe Silk Solid Wide Width Lined Drape and I just moved into a new house and have no curtains so they’d be good for any windows!

  5. Charlene Kuser says:

    I shared on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)

  6. Charlene Kuser says:
  7. kathy pease says:
  8. kathy pease says:
  9. kathy pease says:

    id love the Messina Opulent Velvet Lined Wide Width Drape in gold for my living room :)

  10. Charlene Kuser says:

    I like the Meridian Modern Textured Grommet Panel for my dining room window

  11. Veronica Garrett says:

    I would love to win the Astor Wide Width Chenille Corduroy Grommet panel. I would love to make over my living room wimdows. :rose:

  12. katklaw777 says:

    I like the Tracy Faux Silk Embroidered Lined Panels in the brown color…very pretty, thanks.

  13. Michelle H. says:

    I think I would get the Cameron Luxe Microsuede Tab Top Wide Width Panel
    in Cognac. I need to dress up my family room window.

  14. I would love to have the Lexington Solid Room Darkening Wide Width Panel in the Royal color. I would put them in our bedroom because the sun wakes us up every morning because our current window coverings are so thin. thanks.

  15. City Square Modern Grommet Room Darkening Drape for our living room

  16. I left a comment on your post titled “Wordless Wednesday: To finish a race, you must first finish!
    ” Thanks! trishden

  17. I tweeted on Twitter here:


  18. @trishden, sorry, I forgot….. I would use this on my bedroom slider door. Thanks!

  19. Hello, I would love the Marquee Faux Silk Pinch Pleat Drape in the 95″ length. Not sure on the color yet, the cinabar or peacock. Thanks for a great giveaway! :yahoo:

  20. follow/tweet – http://twitter.com/xbeautifulcoma/status/27983796154
    xbeautifulcoma at yahoo dot com

  21. I like the DKNY Wildflower Field Window Curtain Panel! I’d put this on my bedroom window!
    xbeautifulcoma at yahoo dot com

  22. Michelle Tucker says:

    tweeteD: http://twitter.com/iiiyadirf/status/27971889097
    michelle (at) harrisbb (dotcom) :yahoo:

  23. Michelle Tucker says:

    I love the DKNY Wildflower Field Window Curtain Panel. I’d love to makeover my bedroom window.
    michelle (at) harrisbb (dotcom) :good:

  24. facebooked today

  25. Clarissa Neiding says:
  26. the marquee faux silk pinch pleat for my living room
    Lovefool827 (at) yahoo (dotcom)

  27. I follow you on twitter suelee1998

    and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/suelee1998/status/27948257007

    suelee1998 @ gmail.com

  28. I would love to win Austin Solid Back Tab Room Darkening Drapes for my bedroom that needs a makeover! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

  29. Monterey Textured Lined Grommet Drape, would like it for my one bedroom

  30. i like Marquee Faux Silk Pinch Pleat Drape
    i would make a window in our study

  31. amy pugmire says:
  32. I like the gold colored Empress Luxe Silk Wide Width Lined Drape.

  33. facebooked this

  34. Laurie Pearson says:

    I would love to get the Marquee Faux Silk Pinch Pleat Drape in sage for my living room :)

  35. amy pugmire says:
  36. I would love to win the Contempo Jacquard Lined Window Panel for my living room!

  37. I need something new to perk up our master bedroom and I really like the Astor Wide Width Chenille Corduroy Grommet Panel curtains.

  38. amy pugmire says:
  39. I love the Tye Dye Swirl Crushed Satin Panels for my daughters room, they’d look great!

  40. Shared on FB-http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=167777633234183&id=100001393336413
    Hoa Le

  41. Tweet-http://twitter.com/#!/hle123/status/27681982286

  42. Mandatory
    I love the Messina Opulent Velvet Lined Wide Width Drape and would love to make over our front window!

  43. tweet 10/17

    lizgiver at gmail

  44. I would get the Dorado Iridescent Chenille Wide Width Panel in Ivory. Great website – I love all the different search options.


  45. I’d love to add the Chelsea Solid Satin Room Darkening Drape to my bedroom window.

  46. Tweet

    Also, I forgot to say what windows I would love to makeover, it would be the dining room windows. We have a big bay window that could really use some curtains!

    Lizgiver at gmail

  47. I love the Sailcloth Cotton Canvas Wide Grommet Panel in Mocha

    lizgiver at gmail

  48. Janna Johnson says:

    I like the DKNY Rosette Sheer CUrtains. I would put them in my bedroom!
    Awesome contest! Thanks for entering me!
    Janna Johnson

  49. Corinne Kurzmann says:

    I talked a bit on your “light A candle” post..thank you!!

  50. amy pugmire says:
  51. facebooked it today 10/15

  52. amy pugmire says:
  53. The Marquee Faux Silk Pinch Pleat Drapes in Peacock are my favorite. I would love them in my living room.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  54. Corinne Kurzmann says:

    I commented on the “you might be a ” post about bug zappers!! too funny!!

  55. Corinne Kurzmann says:

    I really like these and their prices are good!!
    Cameron Luxe Microsuede Tab Top Wide Width Panel in Cinnabar..I need some for our NEW dining room(house closing next week)..It has 1 doublw e window and I need something a bit darl as I am in Arizona now and it is the window that faces the sun!!
    ckurzmann@yahoo.com B-)

  56. amy pugmire says:
  57. shared on facebook today

  58. I meant to add ”for my bedroom window” to the above comment!



  59. I’d choose the Empress Luxe Silk Solid Wide Width Lined Drape in crimson

  60. amy pugmire says:
  61. Stacy Hancock says:

    id redo my grandpa’s bedroom window with the austin solid back tab in ovory or cognac!

    hancoci_s at msn dot com

  62. I like the Chelsea Solid Satin Room Darkening Drape.

  63. added to my facebook clarissa neiding

  64. amy pugmire says:
  65. autumn B. says:

    i’d get kids curtains & i’d make-over my sons room (there aren’t any curtains yet!)

    autumn398 at yahoo.com

  66. I love the Asia Faux Silk Shimmer Floral Embroidered Panel in Cinnabar and I’d redo our living room window with it because my dogs have destroyed the bottoms of my curtains I have right now!

  67. amy pugmire says:
  68. facebooked it today

  69. beth shepherd says:

    I like the Platinum Voile Flowing Sheer Door Panel for my front door
    thank you

  70. Facebooked ithttp://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1127787789&v=wall&story_fbid=109087889153318&ref=mf

  71. i like the chocolate velvet ones. they would help seal out the cold i think. they would be for my family room with has absolutely nothing up yet

  72. Laura DeLuca says:

    I like the Chantal Pure Cotton Floral Toile Panel Set & I would want to makeover my living room window

  73. tweet
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  74. I like the dkny garden window curtain panel and I would use it in the family room
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  75. amy pugmire says:
  76. amy pugmire says:
  77. Ashly Lower says:

    Tweeted via the link – See at twitter.com/ashlower

  78. Ashly Lower says:

    DKNY Garden Window Curtain Panel – in Brown! Thanks!

  79. Linda Kish says:

    I’d choose the energy saving/ room darkening curtains in brown/tan for my son’s bedroom window.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  80. Monique Rizzo says:

    Id love to make over the window in my living room. I also love the Chantal Pure Cotton Floral Toile Panel Set.
    Thanks for the chance.

  81. Mellissa Clark says:

    I like the Portman Plaid Brushed Texture Tailored Panel for my kitchen

  82. Courtney S says:

    I would love the Chantal Pure Cotton Floral Toile Panel Set to makeover my dining area.

  83. I would like to get the Austin Solid Back Tab Room Darkening Drape in Ivory and I would get this for my living room

  84. amy warren says:

    i love the dkny wildflower field window curtain panel in amethyst! i would put these in my girls’ room. they would love them!

  85. amy pugmire says:
  86. amy pugmire says:

    would love the Chantal Pure Cotton Floral Toile Panel Set and love to make over the living room

  87. i would love to win the Sunflower 3-Piece Kitchen Curtain Tier Set to makeover our kitchen window which has had the same curtains since the last home owners over 7 years ago. they’re ratty and stained from our little kids and cats.

  88. They look awesome!!

  89. I like the City Square Modern and would use it in my newly painted bedroom!