Monday, July 21, 2014

Dressing up Ikea Curtains

Thank you so much for all the kind comments on our bedroom tour.  

We are loving our new home with all the windows and light, but finding curtains for these
wide and high windows has been quite a challenge.  The options for ready made 118" long
drapes are limited and the cost of custom is outrageous. 

Ikea to the rescue!

I bought two pairs of Ritva curtains and added bias tape to dress them up a bit.

This was an easy project using Stitch Witchery,  just a little time consuming.  If you can sew this project could probably be done a lot quicker.

Using iron on tape add two rows of  bias tape approximately 2 1/2"  apart across each panel.  Make sure the OPEN side of the double fold bias tape is facing the center.  This way you can tuck the smaller pieces of binding tape in the opening to create the design.

I am happy with the results and have already bought two pairs of the same Ikea curtains for the family room. 
Not sure if these will be left plain or dressed up with a stencil or some type of trim. 
Now there are only six more tall windows to dress! 
 Any suggestions?

If you missed the tour of our new bedroom you can see it here.  Thanks for visiting and 
I hope you have a wonderful week!


Monday, July 14, 2014

Master Bedroom Tour In New Home

I bet you were thinking that our new home had only two room and kitchen nook.  I haven't  shared other rooms with you in the hope I would have them fully decorated .  Now I realize this could take months or even years!

You will recognize the bedroom furniture from our previous home.  I added new bedding, curtains and a mirror.  The round black tables are being used until I can find night stands.

Enjoy the tour.....