Monday, June 24, 2013

Princess curtains

Well if they're not princess curtains, they're definitely fairtale-esque!  I wasn't going for this look, but when I saw all the fancy fabric at 60% off at Joann's and discovered this rich-coral color I think it was a go.  Last week you may remember I gave my daughter's closet a good cleaning and organizing session.   But it wasn't quite finished.  It still needed some cute curtains for closet doors on the outside.

I bought 5 yards of this sheer coral fabric with flecks of gold dots all over it for $4 a yard.  :)  So in total, I spent $20 plus tax.  Not too bad.  I couldn't find ready made curtains for that price.  It was pretty easy to sew them as well. I just used a doubled folded 1/4 inch hem line and an inch fold over on the top for the rod pocket.

To attach them I used a $3 cafe curtain mounted above the closet trim and I simply added navy ribbon to make tie backs and pinned them directly to the frame of the closet.  I suppose later on I could add real tie backs, but for now the ribbon is cute and easy and free!

Here's a view from her angle. She can't reach the clothes on the hangers yet, but at least she can pull clothes from her dresser.

In one corner I added our old fireplace log bin and put most of her stuffed animals in there.  The kids have been having impromptu puppet shows where they hide in the closet. The curtains really prompted the whole puppet show like stage.

Another view looking up into the closet so you can see the cute light I added.

Here's a close-up of the cute gold polka dots.

I like this shot because you can see the stenciled gold polka dots on the wall.

This closet has come along way from what it originally looked like.



We are getting so close to finishing her room.  Lots of posts to follow! And more on that sweet rug later.



Unknown said...

What are you using to hold the curtains back besides the ribbon?

Peahen Pad said...

Just pushpins Katelyn. They've been there fine and haven't pulled out. But if you are concerned out the pin falling out you could try some of those screw-in wall hooks.

Unknown said...

Where is a good place to purchase curtains like this? I want to do this for my room but with a dark plum purple curtain!! Looks so cute!!! I may do this for my daughter as well!! Super cute!!

Mary James said...

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Jaime Houston said...

When it comes to material, linen, silk, faux silk and velvet are the best choices to use for window treatments since they tend to hang the best, says Guercio. "Faux silk tends to be the most durable," she says. And in a particularly sunny room, faux silk doesn't deteriorate as quickly as real

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