You all probably know by now that I love the way curtains or draperies can dress up a window and finish off the look of a room, but I know not everyone can afford custom made window treatments for their windows. When you add up the cost of fabric, lining and labor (if you can’t make them yourself), they can get quite expensive. That’s why today I’m going to share with you 5 ways to customize store bought curtains. These are different techniques that a few fellow bloggers have come up with to give their ready-made curtains some pizzazz!
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5 Ways To Customize Store Bought Curtains
Let’s face it, many of the ready-made drapery panels out there are pretty ho-hum. These are a few different techniques that a few fellow bloggers have come up with to give their ready-made curtains some pizzazz! You can view each tutorial by clicking on the link under each picture.
1. Our first example of customized draperies were done by one of my favorite bloggers, Rhoda from Southern Hospitality. She stenciled her Ikea white drapery panels with a beautiful stencil pattern and navy paint. The stencil pattern turned the plain white drapery fabric into an expensive-looking decorator fabric. I love how they turned out!
2. Tasha, for Remodelaholic, customized a pair of plain white curtains for her daughters’ bedroom. She added a cute pink rick-rack to the leading edges of the panels, and it turned out darling. I love this idea for a little girl’s room!
3. Shannon from Shannon Berry Design wanted to change her store-bought curtains from rod-pocket panels to pinch-pleat panels that hang from rings. She did a great job, the panels look much more custom-made now.
4. Here’s another painted fabric project that turned out really sharp. Instead of using a stencil to paint her panels, Kelly from A View Along The Way taped off large, bold navy stripes on her white store-bought curtains.
5. Adding a simple banding to the leading edge of a drapery panel is a great way to customize store-bought curtains. That’s exactly what Amanda Carol from Amanda Carol Interiors did to her drapery panels. I love the Greek key fabric that she used for the banding. Beautiful!
I hope you’ve enjoyed these great 5 ways to customize store bought curtains! Do you have a favorite way that you like to customize ready-made drapery panels?
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