2 hacks: Ikea Bygel rails as curtain rods & bed sheets into curtains

I can finally check another item off my should-have-done-this-a-year-ago to-do list. My son's curtains have been sitting in his closet since we moved in almost 2 years ago. Why has it taken me so long to hang them? Because I am the Master Procrastinator. But they are hung and looking fly if I do say so myself. I hung them the same way I hung them in our previous house - using two Bygel Rails from good ol' Ikea. They come in two sizes. For the curtains I purchased the shorter ones. These rails are made for the kitchen to hold accessories on. Ikea also suggests using them as a … [Read more...]

Two hacks in one post (curtains for my boy’s room)

Hiah my friends! I have been doing a little bit of tweaking in my son's room this past week and am very excited to show you! His poor room has been virtually neglected the past almost-3-years that we've lived here. Thank goodness he is a typical boy who could care less what his room looks like. As long as he has his legos and DS, he is a happy camper. Okay, so his room started like this: First off, I ditched the shelf below his window almost immediately. It's now on the other side of the room. And just for a refresher, here's the post I wrote about all his bedding. I'll just go … [Read more...]

Polkadot pom-pom curtains tutorial

I am so excited to show you my newest project!!! My daughter's room has S-L-O-W-L-Y been getting a royal makeover. You can see all the updates here. This week I finally got around to making and hanging some new curtains for her. And I am so stinkin' thrilled about how they turned out! I'm calling them the Polkadot Pom-Pom Curtains. (...With Ribbon Ties made the title way too long.) These fun bright curtains have a little of everything. Ric-Rac, pom-poms, ribbon, & polkadots! ** All items used will be listed with links at the bottom of this post. ** I don't … [Read more...]

Like, OMG. The piano room actually has curtains now?!

Four long months ago I proclaimed I was going to hang curtains in the piano room. Sounded simple enough. Hell, I already had the curtains. How long could hanging two curtain panels really take? I tried them out by hanging them on the wall with some tacks... They were waiting for Noah's Flood, so I tested out some gray fabric I picked up at ikea. Yup, this little plan I hatched was going to work out perfectly. I even added this little curtain project to my list of 24 projects I should have finished by now (project #6) {aka I'm a huge procrastinator}. So why is it … [Read more...]

How to make professional lined curtain panels

This is my 3rd and final post about my awesome Aviary curtains. You can also go back and read about the curtains and learn how to make your own custom curtain rod. Have you wanted to sew your own curtains, but you have no clue where to start? Does making your own curtains intimidate you? Does the thought of sewing your own lined curtains freak you out? Before a few weeks ago I answered YES to all three questions. However, now I can say that I've made my own lined curtains, and I survived! And now I'm going to show you how to make your own too. I've got loads of photos … [Read more...]

How to make a cheap, awesome, professional Curtain Rod

First off, thank you so much for being so kind about my new curtains in the dining room! I am taken aback daily by how many genuinely nice people there are in this blogging community. Thank you for loving the curtains along with me, and also thank you for just being plain ol' nice. Now, shall we get down to bid-ness? Let's talk Curtain Rods. More specifically, let's talk about my dining room curtain rod that I DIY'd. I should dedicate an entire post just to curtain rods and best above ground pool, because after this experience, I think I know every single option of … [Read more...]

The method to my madness (piano room curtains, part 1)

This week I've randomly decided to start obsessing about my piano room again. There's really no rhyme or reason to what goes on inside my head. I'm having a hard time finishing any one room because I get so bored so quickly. I like to randomly hop from one project to another; most of the time before the first project is even completed. So anyway, this week is Project-Piano-Room. Here's where we last left off... ...carpet lines and all. :) I swear, these carpet vacuum lines have been heard 'round the world. Who woulda thunk a few lines would cause such a commotion?! (Several … [Read more...]