Friday, January 14, 2011

The Curtains

So I'll start with the curtains, since that's what everyone asked about the most. Here's the secret - they aren't curtains.

If you remember, a while back, I showed you this idea I found on a fabulous blog called Knight Moves:


I fell in love with the idea because I'd been struggling with curtains for this room. I just couldn't find the right print and color I wanted without paying a fortune for custom window treatments. I fell in love with it even more when I read that this awesome print was a duvet from Walmart, for only $29.99. Seriously, I couldn't get to Walmart.com fast enough and order one for myself.

When I got it, I opened it up and felt the fabric, expecting something cheap and thin, but it actually felt pretty good for the price.

So, once I finally got the walls and floors done, I opened up my duvet and stared at it for a while. I was scared to cut it, to do anything with it quite frankly. But I figured hey, if I mess it up, I can afford another one.

I started with the seams, ripping the top and bottom of the duvet apart, stitch by stitch. Then, I ironed the edges of the seams down, folded it in half and ironed a line down the middle, then cut it in half right on the line.

I purchased the clip rings and the curtain rods from Lowes. The rods were on sale for $4.50 each and I can't remember how much the rings were, but not much.

And there you have it. My very own window mistreatments, as The Nester would refer to them.
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9 comments:

  1. Amazing decorations!

    Lovely blog!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  2. GORGEOUS! I still can't believe that those fabulous curtains started out as a duvet from Wal-Mart, of all places. Now I'm wanting to decorate with orange in our house (though there is not a hint of orange anywhere in the home right now!).

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  3. I love the pattern on those treatments! And I love the duvet pattern in the inspiration bedroom. So fun and different!

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  4. That is impressive, Wendy, and it looks great!

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  5. That? Is amazing. I might have to start looking at duvet covers....

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  6. Oh my...you are brilliant! And..I would be sooo scared as well. How is it that fabric can be so intimidating? Off to explore a bit more of your lovely blog.

    Cheers~
    e

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  7. What size was the duvet cover? Love the room and love the floor in your room. p.s. I'm a Tarbaby as well!!! Born in Greensboro but reside in Sneads Ferry now.....so happy to find someone who loves this state as much as i do, lol!!!!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful! I wish I had that kind of vision. :) By the way, I used to live in Raleigh and grew up a Tarheels fan. Great to find you on the Internet!

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  9. Thanks for that info! I purchased the exact same bedding from Amazon and then I am on RMS and I see the "curtains" that matched my new bedding! I just received my bedding and I am so happy that I am getting to see what it looks like on a bed right here! I have an espresso stained contemporary style bed so now I know that it will look great. I too thought it much better quality than I expected at that price. I love the curtains you made, but I am so not that talented to do something like that. Thx!!

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