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Thursday, April 25, 2013

I'm back! And...DIY Curtains!

Hey Everyone! I'm so glad to be back! Our life is still crazy, but I have managed to get on top of things enough to actually get a project posted this week!

We're still getting settled into our new home, and the boys are getting settled with us as well. Since we moved into a bigger house, and now have two additional members of our family, we've realized we're short a few pieces of furniture and a few other things. So...the natural end of this story is that I have been to Ikea several times in the last few weeks. And during my first visit in the series (to buy rugs), I found out that Ikea sells FABRIC!

I found this fabric that I loved - and it was only $7.99/yard!

This fabric is the perfect colors for my living room, and I've been wanting to change up my curtains. The fabric is heavy like home decor fabric, so it's perfect for curtains!

Last weekend my mom was visiting so we went back to Ikea for some more furniture AND to buy the fabric for my new curtains!

The fabric is 59' wide, so I used it as-is for the width of the panels. I ordered 5 yards total, so I had 2.5 yards for the length of each panel. I laid the fabric out, cut it in half, and then my mom ironed it and ironed down the hems. (Meanwhile I was upstairs failing at putting together a shelf for the boys' toy room). There's a 2 or 3 inch pocket at the top, 1/4-inch hem on the sides, and about a one-inch hem at the bottom.

(The fabric is folded in half lengthwise here)

After it was all ironed, my mom sewed the ironed hems (and there was me, organizing toys, having given up on the bookshelf - which Handy Andy put together in like 10 minutes). And that was it, this project was so simple and quick! I spent $42 total, fabric and thread. That's a steal for curtain panel! My old ones were $50 per panels!

Here they are:

I love the pattern so much! 
And you can see a peek of the awesome orange rug I also got at Ikea - for only $20!

By the way, no, I am not being paid to rave about Ikea - I just happen to be really happy with the products they are carrying lately! :)

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  1. So cute and so easy! Love it! I'm dying to make some curtains for my kitchen ... and my entire house, lol. :)

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  3. Beautiful!! I love the fabric!

    I hope things are going so well for you!

  4. love it and love the rug! thanks so much for sharing!

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