Happy Monday, everyone! I've missed you all while in Canada and I'm planning on spending some major time catching up on your postings that I missed while away.
Vacation was spent working on some projects for our guest bedroom, which you'll remember I've been unhappy with for far too long. One project is ready to be revealed...are you ready?
Don't my new curtains look great?
I sought your advice, readers, on this project, as you may recall. I wanted to recreate the look of Anthropologie's "Toorie" curtains for much less, and I found that 1 set of Ikea's Aina curtain panels and some ruby red 5/8" pompom trim was exactly what I needed.
Naomi smartly reminded me to pay attention to quality when it came to the curtain panels, but I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the texture and weight of the fabric.
I took my time hemming and narrowing the original 2 panels, and found that 4 panels were more appropriately sized for the small casement-style windows in our guest bedroom. So, I simply divided the 2 panels into 4. To give you an idea, 2 57" x 98" panels became 4 28.5" x 85" panels.
With all that unglamorous work out of the way, I added the pop of fun pompom trim.
My new sewing machine certainly got some mileage.
You'll note that I only added trim to one side of each panel (unlike the Anthropologie curtains, which have trim on both sides). I'm still wondering if I want to add trim to completely replicate the look of the "Toorie" panels.
What say you?
And remember the metal floral-shaped sculpture from Etsy I included from my guest bedroom mood board?
Well, I bought it and it's just the perfect piece of "found" art.
Before I get too proud for my hard work, I have to show you that the rest of the room isn't as pretty...just take a look:
I'm making huge strides on this room and I'll be sharing my work bit by bit all week.
Hope you enjoy the progress as much as I am!