If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I’ve been “refreshing” my home lately. I have joked that I really have what I call “Design ADD”. For some reason my creative brain needs to move from space to space in design. Can you relate?
The need to re-arrange, fluff, tweak, or DIY can happen at any moment. I have found if I don’t “go with it” and follow through once the idea pops in my mind, I lose it!! This leads to many unfinished projects around my home!;) But I’m ok with that;)
Easter Table 2015
My dining room was in need of some updates, but it needed to happen on a limited budget. The first thing that caught me eye were the curtains. They were too plain and boring. I purchased my favorite budget-friendly panels at Ikea a few years ago and loved them, but they didn’t add any visual interest to my windows. The hardware (rod) wasn’t horrible but not great either. What I love and still do are the bamboo blinds that were added soon after we moved in.
After looking for inspiration I came upon many images like the one above. I love the look of jacquard trim on the leading edge of curtains and knew it was a DIY I could handle. I also remembered I had some greek key trim in storage that I never used. So literally, one evening (that’s when I am most creative;) I took the panels down, and started adhering the trim with fusing tape.
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I don’t sew, so I have a stockpile of this! I actually hemmed the curtains AND added trim in one evening! I must have had extra caffeine that day;)
*You can see the stitching I used as a guide when applying trim*
I didn’t even bother to measure. What? Yes, I am an impatient DIY’er;) I literally followed the leading edge (seen above) using it as my guide and ironed it in place.
*The end the result!*
Those who know me understand I am not “Type A” and my DIY projects are far from perfect but seem to be good enough;) (Case in point…here;) If I want my projects perfect and it’s in the budget, I hire a professional;)
I was really pleased with the end result, but once I hung them they looked too good for the original hardware they were hanging on! #story of my life…
I love the lucite look with gold accents as seen above. It adds a bit of glam, modernity and sophistication to a space, but I really didn’t want to purchase new curtain hardware. So, I remembered I had glass knobs from another project that could possibly fit on the ends of my existing curtain rod. It would add a bit of the sparkle I was looking for!
As luck would have it the glass knobs were the exact size of the end of the rod so I glued them using clear gorilla glue gel. I love when that happens:) I also spray painted the rod with my favorite gold spray paint.
Fuzzy iPhone pic:(…remember it was late into the evening!
The finials may not be as large as I wanted, but they were on hand and the perfect fit!
All in all I am very pleased with the end result of my DIY curtain makeover! By simply adding the jacquard trim along with a quick DIY on my curtain hardware, a designer look was created….without the hefty price tag!;)
I hope I have inspired you to DIY some curtains of your own! It really is a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to dress up store bought curtains and make them look custom.
Make sure you follow along to see what other changes I make in this space!
Have a great weekend friends!