Check out how Holly transforms her basic white curtains into stylish curtains to coordinate with her dining room makeover in the post "Holly's Dining Room Makeover: Dressing Up Curtains" by Creatively Living

Holly’s Dining Room Makeover: Dressing Up Curtains

I’ve been working on my dining room for awhile now and I’m finally getting down to the smaller details.

Today I’ve finished up the curtains!

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Of course, I can’t just buy finished curtains (that’d be too easy)…but I was able to start with a basic, already made, curtain and add some fun character to dress them up and make them fit well in my space.

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I found these online, they are a basic white curtains with grommets.

The plain white curtains were a little too formal for my dining room so I decided to add a printed fabric to the bottom of them.

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I found this printed fabric at IKEA and immediately knew I wanted to incorporate it into my dining room. This print was the perfect way to add some pattern to this room.

This picture is shown with the fabric pinned to the bottom of the curtains.

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If you want to make curtains like this, here’s what I did:

  1. Measure how long you want your curtains to be, measure how much you want left plain vs. printed.
  2. Be sure to calculate in seam allowance and a hem. I think a wide, 3 to 4 inch, hem is nice.
  3. Cut the plain curtain; including seam allowance.
  4. Cut the printed fabric; including seam allowance and hem allowance.
  5. Sew the fabrics together (right sides together).
  6. Finish off the sides of the printed fabric (fold it over and sew) so it’s finished off like the plain part of the curtain.
  7. Fold the hem under, iron, and sew.

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All said and done…I love them, they really tie the room together well, adding a sultry white glow, and bringing in a fun print.

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Here’s an up-close picture of the printed fabric, it’s white and dark navy (nearly black); tying in a couple key elements of my room.

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I’ll be sharing more of the dining room makeover with you. As of right now I’ve shared my DIY Wood Counter.

Now back to work…

Holly Creatively Living

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