Roman Shade from Drape

When revamping her laundry room, Debbie from Me and My DIY found a roman shade from Pottery Barn that had all the colors she wanted to incorporate into the space. Unfortunately, Pottery Barn’s prices and sizing did not cooperate with Debbie’s plans. Being the clever gal she is, Debbie instead ordered a drape from Pottery […Read More]

Best of Knock Off Decor #10: Ruffled Curtains

I just love these ruffled curtains made by Bess from Besserina. Would you believe she made the set for less than $50 AND that they are easy to make? Bess says if you can sew a straight line with your sewing machine, you are all set to make your own! I think the large pleated […Read More]

Best of Knock Off Decor #5: Stenciled Drop Cloth Curtains

Erin from Lavender and Lemon Drops had been eyeing some printed window panels from West Elm for some time. Deciding they would be the perfect addition to her living room, Erin dedicated a snowy day to creating her own with drop cloth fabric and a stencil. I have used drop cloth for all sorts of […Read More]

10 DIY Curtain Projects–Knock Off Style

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]

Stenciled Drop Cloth Curtains

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]

Turn a Shower Curtain into a Window Panel

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.

diy hoizontal stripe curtains

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Pretty Painted Pattern Curtains

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!?!

painted curtains

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Stenciled Curtains

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?!?

ballard knock off stenciled curtains

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