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Monday, April 9, 2012

Striped Curtains

Howdy!  My bedroom has been the last room in my apartment I decided to decorate.  One frustration with living in an apartment is dealing with the paint colors.  When I moved in I was not sure how long I was going to live there, and did not want to mess with having to paint and repaint.  This might be a summer project of mine...My apartment decided it would be a good idea to paint one wall in the bedroom burnt orange {make me throw up...boomer sooner}.  The color is not all that terrible, but the "safari" style is not for me.  I think I would really love Peacock Blue...

My bedroom was looking tragic, and I decided to look past the ugly wall and mix things up.  I think one of the easiest ways to update a room is adding window treatments.  I had seen these a couple years back, and seeing them again on pinterest made me want them even more...

The tutorial to make those is HERE. Her version is no sew :).  After reading a bunch of blogs about these I decided it would be equally as much work to sew.  I am really happy with how they turned out, and don't regret my choice to sew them! I followed {this} sewing tutorial from DIY Project-aholic. 

A couple things I learned from this project...

1)  Window treatments are hard to photograph.

2)  Don't pin all the stripes at once {ouch}.

3)  Make sure you have plenty of thread, or the last stripe is a little stressful...

4)  Buy a full size ironing board if you want to do any more sewing projects!  

5)  The more pins you use the easier it is to sew straight.  

I am not in love with any of the pictures...but here are some!

I love stripes...
The chair to the left is calling my name to be recovered.  Have a great week!!!



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