Wednesday, March 27, 2013

How to Make Curtains (DIY)

Do you all remember the great stencil debate of 2013? You know, the debate from 3 weeks ago.  How could you forget? The results are in.

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I totally listened to you all.  Mainly because your votes aligned with my laziness.  Curtains for the win.

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Actually, I’m still debating what to do with that wall.  I’m milking this craft room like Katie Bower is milking that kitchen of hers.  (Give me 3 1/2 more weeks until tax season ends and my carpenter returns.)  I might paint the walls grey.  I might paint them grey chevron.  I might leave them white and get on with it.  Only time will tell my dear readers.

Making curtains is easy. Like monkeys could do it in their sleep easy. But people pin crap like this on Pinterest all of the time so enjoy my blown out curtain photo.  Also, the word curtain begins to look really funny when you type it a lot.  Maybe it’s just looks funny after checking 250 prescriptions.

DIY curtains

Step 1.  Buy fabric.  I purchased a little over 5 yards.  This beautiful ikat-esque fabric is from Hobby Lobby.  Be sure to have a 40% off coupon. 

Step 2.  Cut your fabric to the length that you would like your curtain panels.

Step 3.  Hem the edges of all sides.  Use whatever seam allowance you would like.  Go with the flow, man.

Step 4.  Hang the curtains from cute little curtain holder doo-hickeys.  (This is why I’m a pharmacist and not a professional home decor blogger.)

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Step 5. Enjoy.  Show those monkeys who is boss.  Ike totally is.

craft room curtains and ike

DIY curtains and a sleepy Wire Fox Terrier

{Click the following links for info on: Button Art, Green Buffet, Sewing Table, Edge Painted Chairs and Photo Display from Crib Spring}

Have you made curtains?  Are you sad that your coral chevron didn’t win?  Are you as bored with the craft room as Ike is?  He votes that a dog bed is the next project.  Poor thing needs a place to sleep while I craft.

39 comments:

  1. No, I'm not sad that the coral curtains didn't win because I love that fabric but I do agree that Ike needs a dog bed ;) in the craft room!

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  2. Ike definitely needs a dog bed in the craftroom. Perhaps in a coral chevron fabric? That would make so many people happy! These curtains are gorgeous! I think you should paint the white wall solid coral. (Let the debate continue!) :)
    Sarah

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  3. Awww these look so fabulous! And EASY! Makes me want to go start sprucing up my craft room!

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  4. I like the pattern on the curtains. Maybe Ike just needs a place in there ;) xo Kristin

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  5. oooh i love them!!!! the curtains are awesome!!!

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  6. This is going to be a really spectacular creative space- it's coming along so cute!

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  7. Love the fabric and yes I'm sad my coral chevron didn't win but this totally works :)

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  8. The good people of New Jersey demand a recount!!

    The curtains are nice though. We concede.

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  9. Super rad. I love hanging curtains on clips (except I buy them and don't make them). I love that last photo - Ike is so cute!! Maybe you could do some sort of wood/plank wall (the lettered cottage style) - except that might be more work than stencilling. :-) OR you could add some of those stick on things - a la here: http://pinkcoffeephoto.com/blog/2013/03/13/front-entryway-makeover/

    Now that I think of it, I don't know if you were asking for opinions anymore. Oops. time for more coffee.

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  10. Love the fabric, and the buttons!

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  11. Great fabric choice! It looks really good. And although I voted for a stencil, if it were my own room, I totally would have done the curtains, too. Just wanted to make you work super hard so I could sit here and enjoy your pictures for 3 minutes :-) That room is looking fantastic!

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  12. Oh yea, I've made quite a few curtains for our home...like almost all of them haha. And I have to say I'm slightly, okay maybe really, obsessed with the fabric you used!! It's UH-mazing. I. WANT. That's all. :)

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  13. love the pattern on those curtains! I've made a few curtains, all with hem tape- for extra laziness. : )

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  14. I am a lot like a monkey when it comes to doing stuff with fabric, and I've made curtains twice now, so I can verify what you say. Love that fabric! Have you ever noticed how much Ike and Ikat sound alike? I just did RIGHT NOW.

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  15. I did something similar recently, but took it to a new level of lazy. Rather than buy fabric and hem it, I just bought bed sheets (which are 96" long, the exact length I needed) and hung them up on those little clip thingies.

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  16. In love with that fabric!! Great choice!

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  17. We have an awesome fabric store where I live, ALL THE FABRIC IS 1.99 PER/YARD! And I am talking really nice stuff. I make curtains and probably will make new ones for the new place!

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  18. Love the fabric! This post is getting me so pumped that Hobby Lobby is opeing in our town! Woot Woot!

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  19. I’m milking this craft room like Katie Bower is milking that kitchen of hers.

    High five!

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  20. These look great. I love the pattern.

    Also, I still think that wall needs a little lovin'. Get like Nike and just do it.

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  21. I totally would have gone for curtains too, though that wall needs some loving! A giant portrait of Ike maybe? So he is really sure who is in charge

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  22. hi there, i think Ike is a great boss.. cutie.. and the idea of the curtain is awesome.. wish you use them on good days :)

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  24. Love the curtains! They look absolutely awesome! I still wouldn't argue with a fun stencil or more colors on that wall either ;)

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  25. Really love the fabric you chose! Hobby Lobby just opened it's first store in our town last weekend so I may or may not get some for myself...

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  26. Love them! Cute fabric. I have made similar curtains; and those doo-hickeys are great!

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  27. Love the curtains, i have actually been looking for a way to put up curtains so that my kids cant swing from. lol crazy life

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  28. That is totally the right decision. *Pats self on back, taking complete credit for your beautiful fabric choice and all that work you did to make them.*

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  29. I like that fabric a LOT!

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  30. i am picking up my new to me (was my sisters) sewing machine this weekend so weeeeeeeeeeeeeee curtain making can happen in this house!! (if i remember how to even begin in the first place!)

    but anyway, i like the curtains It gives the room a sweet pop of pattern and goes with the flow, man.

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  31. Love the curtains and seriously...I am so sick of posting about my kitchen too. Wanna come over and wrap it up for me?! Pretty please? I have dog treats and can make Sangria :)
    xo - kb

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  32. I don't think you should paint the walls but put up some places to put up temporary things (like pain cork boards painted the same colours as the walls) because then you can switch it up as much as you like! Also its looking cracking, good job! xxx

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  33. I am so digging you craft room right now! I love where you're going with it. I especially love your buffet and that great color. Can't wait to see what comes next! ~Angela~

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  34. Thank you for the work you have put into your nice blog. We will bookmark to your blog because it is very informational. We love the site and will come back to see your new posts.

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  35. I like the curtains. I'm not good at sewing curtains and when I saw what you did on this curtain I felt relieved because I know I can do it. Thanks for sharing it.

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  36. But the walls seem like a pale shade of grey. The curtains would snatch the eyes off the wall, anyway. Bold prints over a plain background always create an impressive impact. I'm glad it won!

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