Monday, April 28, 2014

How to Upgrade Your Curtains in 15 minutes or Less

Here is a cheap and easy update for your curtains.

I started with white, Ikea Vivan curtain panels, Hugad rod, Betydlig brackets and the plain black finials.  It looked like this:
Cheap Fast Update for Ikea Vivan Curtain Panels Before

Definitely leaving something to be desired, besides finishing painting the wall. Looks pretty white trashy, actually.  
Easy DIY Curtain Update

The closest Ikea is over 100 miles away or at least a 2 hour drive, so I have to order everything online.  I ordered the Syrlig curtain rings and clips and picked up some Mainstays curtain hooks at WalMart.

Use in Affordable Update for Curtains

Gray and Orange Nursery Glidden Polished Pewter Wall Color

I used the Syrlig rings and clips in the nursery(in case she ever tried to pull on the curtains they would just slip out of the clips)and the Vivan panels and I love how it turned out.  I hang my curtains high and wide, at least ten inches out from the frame and as close to the ceiling as I can get.  The cordless bamboo roman blinds on both windows are from JCPenney. 

Then, it looked like this for a little bit:
Ikea Vivan Panels and Benjamin Moore Dark Teal Wall Color

My cats insist that I can't have anything nice.  Gotta love pets.

So after attaching the curtain hooks and curtain rings(and finishing painting the wall) my window looks like this:
White Ikea Vivan hung with rings cordless bamboo roman shade Benjamin Moore Dark Teal wall color

Pretty schnazzy, huh?  Looks much more professional!  Have you done any window treatment updates lately? Do you have cats that trash everything in their path?

And because everyone loves a before and after:
White curtains with bamboo roman blind/shade

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