Katie from Upcycled Treasures has been working on a master bedroom makeover and fell in love with lace-trimmed curtains from Anthropologie. Lace-trimmed curtains that cost almost $200 per panel! Ouch! Katie set out on a mission to get the same look for less. However, when her search for affordable lace trim came up dry, Katie [...Read More]
Kelly from View Along the Way teamed up with her friend to Erin to surprise a mutual friend with a low-budget living room makeover while she was on vacay for a week. Sounds pretty awesome, right?!? One of the ways Kelly and Erin saved money was by DIYing some beautiful diamond curtains inspired by Anthropologie. [...Read More]
Cindy from DIY Beautify wanted to turn her master bath into a bold and dramatic space that was cohesive with her master bedroom. She had recently stenciled a wall in her bedroom and used the same damask stencil to create these eye-catching curtains. Because Cindy used drop cloth and a sample pot of black paint, [...Read More]
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!?!
I know I am not alone in saying that I love burlap and it’s price. The fact that I can get it for a couple of dollars a yard with a coupon makes me wonder why stores like Ballard are charging around $200 for one burlap panel. Sheesh! Alicia from Thrifty and Chic shows that you don’t have to pay those outrageous prices, not when you can make your own burlap curtains for $12, and that’s for two panels!
I am simply loving my new painted curtains and am not the only one who has had success with this money-saving option. Eleni from Fields of Basil wanted cheerful curtains with a splash of color and found them, but of course they came at a steep price. Instead, Eleni stenciled her own. I love the pattern she created!
As I recently shared on Infarrantly Creative, I am changing things up in my family room after about ten years of the same color scheme. My first big undertaking was painting striped curtains. Considering color, pattern, price, and length, I always have trouble finding just the right curtains, so painting my own was the perfect option. I absolutely love how they came out and cannot believe the difference they make!
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!