Oh, curtains. They can be such a pain in the rear challenge when it comes to decorating. There are just so many factors to consider – length, weight, material, sheerness, rod style… Take all that and then try to find the color and pattern you want. That’s where I have found myself time and again […Read More]
Sondra of Sondra Lyn at Home needed new curtains for her master bedroom and fell in love with some printed panels from Drape Style. However, $300 per panel was definitely not in the budget of her room makeover. Sondra had a few tricks up her sleeves to get a very similar look for less. Here’s […Read More]
Curtains are a surefire way to make an impact in a space, but they can come at a steep cost. Corey from Tiny Sidekick shares how she got the bold look of horizontal stripe curtains without the expense. The secret? Shower curtains! Corey purchased shower curtains on sale and then sewed two panels together to make one floor-to-ceiling panel. She even added grommet for a high-end look.
It was love at first sight when Sarah of Sarah M. Dorsey Designs laid eyes on Schumacher’s Zimba patterned fabric. However, at $100 a yard, Sarah was looking at close to $1000 to make multiple window panels. Ouch! Sarah instead recreated the pattern on her computer to make a template and then painted away on some IKEA curtains. Talk about some serious DIY savvy! And don’t Sarah’s curtains look amazing!?!
Beth from Home Stories A to Z knows the secret to getting designer-looking curtains at very little expense – stenciling! Beth made some plain IKEA panels super chic and modern with the help of a trellis patterned stencil.If you haven’t tried stenciling yet, I know Beth’s curtains will have your running out for supplies. Don’t they look UH-mazing?!?
If you’ve seen the prices on some of Anthro’s ruffly panels, you know I am not exaggerating when I say they are crrrazy expensive. How about we just drop one of those zeros off the $200 price tag? Following this tutorial from Amanda at DIY Til We Die, you can make not one but TWO panels for under $20! What’s the secret you might be wondering… Amanda used $4 sheets from Wal-mart, which allowed her to get plenty of fabric to sew these beauties without the expense!