Ruffled Curtains

I found some tab top curtains at a yard sale…
or was it the Goodwill?
I’m not sure, I pick them up when I see them. 
Anyways they were like the ones shown below. Sort of boring for a girl’s room.

I decided to make some ruffle curtains out of them. 
Just to add something girly to the room. 
I began by cutting strips of brown fabric. I think they were 4 or 5 inches long and I cut them the entire length of the material, knowing I would just cut the strip when I got to the end of the curtain.
I then gathered and pinned, gathered and pinned, gathered and pinned (this took much longer than I assumed it would).
Don’t mind the white and orange paint on my finger. 

I then sewed, and sewed, and sewed all the ruffles. 
Luckily, my sister volunteered to sew the second curtain because sewing isn’t my favorite thing and I’m not sure the other one would have ever been finished. 

Here is how the bottom looks finished. 
Now for the rod.
 I painted an old black rod that was in my back room, white. It needed some ends, so I just shoved some wicker balls on. Easy peasy. 
I did not texture this ceiling….just sayin’.
My sister also sewed some shorter ruffles across the top for me. 

….just another idea on how to make some plain curtains a little more “impactfull”.

Here is the rest of the room so far. 
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  1. I love your ruffles. I love anything ruffled, actually! They go very nicely in your room.

  2. Great idea to jazz up store bought curtains! They are so pretty! I do love me a ruffle!

  3. Love the ruffles and finials! The room is so pretty and I must take a look at the branch art!

    Thank you, Katie, for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

  4. These are so adorable…I love the huge transformation from simply adding ruffles.
    Rhiannon @

  5. Very pretty, Katie! I love them! Great way to dress up some plain panels, too.

  6. these are the ruffles and I LOVE the grapevine adornments!

  7. I love the ball at the end of the rod. Very cute! And I also liked how you didn’t hem the ruffles — makes the process faster, and is a really neat look in the end. 🙂

  8. okay your wicker balls just made me say tada! like some kind of magic trick lol! very clever.

  9. These are so cute! Love how you added the ruffles! Great job!

  10. FANTASTIC!!!! Those ruffles are beautiful and the finish on the rod is perfection. You inspire me every week and in short: you just totally ROCK!!!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  11. Those are nice. Man, seeing things like this makes me really wish I knew how to sew. Stopping by from Tatertots & Jello wrapup party.

  12. These are stunning. Potter Barn’s got nothing on you!

  13. Love these. Really like the raw edges – they add a lot!

  14. Katie I love this. I wish I was brave enough to conquer the fabric world!
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

  15. Such a pretty embellishment. Love how they turned out. Thanks for sharing them at our party this week.

  16. very cute curtains, love the ruffles.

  17. Really pretty! The ruffles make all the difference! So excited to see how the room come out!
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  18. This is a fantastic project! The curtains turned out beautifully!
    Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

  19. I just love these – and so easy that I’m definitely going to have to copy this one.
    Thanks so much for the tutorial!
    Great job!

  20. Great make-over Katie. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

  21. The ruffles you added to the curtains make them so beautiful!! Nice job. I’m glad you linked up at Romance on a dime again this week! 🙂

  22. Wow! What fabulous curtains. So much fun!

  23. These are so pretty with the ruffles. I need to make some black out curtains for Riley’s room and I’m scared to death how they’re going to come out. Any suggestions or helpful hints?

  24. Clap Clap Clap! Your ruffly curtains are A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.!!!

  25. These turned out absolutely fabulous, Katie!

    The whole room is just gorgeous really!

    Featuring you!

  26. Love these. Totally wish I could sew.
    Thank you for linking up to our Pinteresting Party.

  27. Cute curtains! Thanks for linking up to A Pinteresting Link Party!

  28. Oh Katie! I love these curtains!! The ruffles and finials make them so unique!!

  29. Katie…these are perfect! What an incredible room you have created!! Thank you, as always, for sharing at Uncommon! featuring this on our Fb page today! 😉

  30. Such gorgeous curtains!

  31. So pretty, Katie! I love the makeshift finials!

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