Our office was in need of some curtains and I wanted to get it done before my parents visit this past weekend.
I had pinned these curtains from Pottery Barn and Etsy, but they were too pricy and not the right colors. I do love me some grosgrain ribbon! And this pin came up in my feed - View Along the Way blog and was sold on DIYing my own curtains!
I started out with Ritva curtains from Ikea ($25 for 2 panels in creamy/off white) and curtain rods from Home Depot ($25 each in brushed copper - matches the new door knobs) and jade grosgrain ribbon from The Hair Bow center ($14/50yds). I hadn't picked a ribbon pattern yet, so I thought more was better. And I would need to repeat the pattern 4 times = lots of ribbon!
The windows are close to the wall and having 2 full panels, was too much curtain, so I cut each panel in half and hemmed the bottoms.
|1st - pin the curtains in half|
|2nd - Iron the curtains in half - helps with cutting a straight line!|
|3rd - I used the lines on my ironing board cover to get a straight, matching hem with iron hem tape!|
|4th - Finish the bottom hem!|
I love how they came out and how the room is coming together!
Enjoy some more after shots -
Hope you enjoy it too!