Curtain Call

If you’re new here at Reinvented, over the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing a Slow Motion Transformation of my master bedroom. To check out the earlier stages of this project look here, here, and here.

This week, I got out my scissors and my nerve, and cut up my inspiration fabric into window mistreatments. Before I show you the finished product, let me just say that I heart THIS stuff.

I don’t sew. (sorry for the sideways picture) I found this fabric glue at Meijer, and it CHANGED. MY. LIFE.
I unrolled my beautiful fabric into four 86 inch long panels, then glued “hems” along each of the 4 edges of each panel. I didn’t change the width, so however wide decorator fabric is is how wide my panels are.
I found curtain rods and clip rings at JoAnn Fabric last week for 50% off, so the hardware for both windows was about $30.

TaaaDaaa!!!! What do you think?

These were like, the simplest window treatments EVER. Now, they don’t look like they were professionally made or anything, but they are pretty good for a girl with a tube of glue and some sticky fingers.
I elevated one of my thrift store candlesticks on some books, because I didn’t like that they were the same height.

Here’s a close-up of the curtain rods.

My stepmother had given me some prints a year or so ago that I loved but had never found a spot for. I think they look great in here, on either side of my dresser.

My next project is to find something to use as a headboard. I would love to find something architectural, like an old door. This open space between the windows needs something substantial, a focal point.

Oh, yeah, and a lampshade, and throw pillows, and…

I also have plenty of empty wall space to fill on the other two walls, some more projects are brewing!

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34 thoughts on “Curtain Call

  1. Those look great! Maybe even I could do that. We’ve got blinds in our bedroom, but it is sooo bright in there I really want to add curtains. Plus, the room needs decorating. Looking at your re-do may inspire me.

  2. well i think you did a fantastic job!!!! love the fabric! and is that a bird sitting on your candle holer? im on the hunt for birds this spring and books are great to add height to almost anything…love your rooms!

  3. I’m so proud of you! Way to go on those drapes. People figure if they can’t sew, then they can’t make something. You have proven them wrong! Those framed prints are so pretty! Linda

  4. Hey, that is some great stuff! The drapes look wonderful and the bedroom project is really coming along nicely. I like your idea of using something architectural for the headboard – can’t wait to see what you come up with. Kathy

  5. I think your curtains look great! I don’t sew either, but fabric glue sounds like something I can handle.

    Speaking of lampshades…did you know you can decoupage them? That’s also a project I may try sometime…

  6. These look fabulous! I’m still trying to work up the nerve to try curtain panels. I also am still on the lookout for the perfect candlesticks for my mantle – thanks for the advice. For now, it’s still bare!

  7. Just stopping by and thought I’d leave a comment…hope you don’t mind.

    Your new curtains look great! I’ve been wanting to tackle a project like this (no sew!) but have not been brave enough. This post sure has been an inspiration.

    I have material for a table runner I want to make…I think I need a tube of that fabric glue. I’ll head to Joann’s tomorrow! Wish me luck!

  8. Shoot, now I’m thinkin’ I should have lied and let you all think I sewed them!! ;)
    Thanks everyone! Seriously, if you’re a non-sewer, try that stuff! It sets up quick, you only have to hold the “hem” for a few seconds.

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  10. Hi Kimm,

    Wow! I am so impressed with those curtains! And the entire room for that matter. Looks great and I LOVE those adorable prints. Good luck with the headboard. I had headboard issues myself recently!! LOL

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