It was curtain love at first site and I knew that I was in for a treat trying to recreate them. I needed thick, thick natural fabric and about 60 yards of ribbon. Spoiler alert–I obtained both for cheap! And although I am not done with all of the panels–I do have two to show you! I wasn’t about to leave you hanging all weekend.
The light is really washing out the thick and heavy canvas drop cloths that I used. Hmph. That have a very creamy, natural look to them. My miscalculation started when I took on ironing all four 6’x9′ panels. I thought I could iron all four in about 30 minutes, but it took hours!
I am averaging another 90 minutes per panel attaching the ribbon trim. Wasn’t expecting that. My right hand is more claw-like than ever and my fingertips are burnt and blistered. But I love them. I really really love them. Someone needs to teach me how to take photos in the direction of windows without washing everything out so you could appreciate them fully, too.
This weekend, I’ll finish up the other panels, write up a full how-to, and try to get some better photos for you. Anyone else stay up too late, inflicting themselves with pain for the sake of curtains? We should start a support group.
P.S. I was serious about photography help when it comes to snapping windows. Anyone have any tips?
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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Over the weekend Brooke (our social media manager) and I went to the Parade of Homes in the Raleigh area and it was so fun to get a feel of how other people in our new area are living and living large! The purpose of the parade is so that home builders and designers can […]
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