Monday, February 3, 2014

DIY Custom Curtains

We are all on the lookout for the perfect window treatments
But, sometimes are search leads us no where-

What's a person to do-

Make Them!

Yes, you can shop for the perfect fabric
 and create a style you desire or-

You can do it the Sandra Lee way-
Semi homemade!

 I was looking for neutral curtain panels
 for my oldest daughter's room-

I found a lovely pair at IKEA -
 a creamy pair that had the look of quilting with a tone on tone pattern-

They looked nice-
but, 
the bedding was cream



The bedside tables were cream
and the lamps were cream-



The tall, thin dressers were cream



Do you see where I'm going with this?



It needed a little something 
to give the room a tiny bit of oomph!



I thought about returning them and making my own 
but I wanted to use them-
Feeling a bit lazy and I truly loved the fabric,

I was browsing in Walmart and happened upon
 a pretty pair of curtains - 
a taupe and cream geometric pattern- 

hmmmm......., should I?




Cutting the Walmart panels into strips -
 I embellished the inside edges of the Ikea drapes
 and I love how they turned out!













They are the finishing touch to the grown up room-
It's easy to customize a window treatment by combining
2 ready made panels-
if you can't sew, fabric glue is a great way to go-

Take care, gotta fly-