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 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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  1. Amazing decorations!

    Lovely blog!


  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!).

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

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

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

  6. Oh 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.


  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 happy to find someone who loves this state as much as i do, lol!!!!

  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!

  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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