Easy Peazy Curtains

July 6, 2010

First, How was everyone's weekend? Great I hope! Mine was completely awesome but I am sure feeling it today, I am a little bummed however that it is over :( the 4th is totally my fave! Well back to business right ;).

Today I have the EASIEST window treatment ever created....well don't quote me on that but its up there on the super easy scale!

The Before and After:


Before:

{Desperate need of an update right!

After:

{I just adore the stripes! But the hubby on the other hand thought they looked like something that belonged in a pirate ship...? Compliment....I think not ;).}

Want to make some of your own?

Here is what you need:

~I used a duvet cover I bought at Ikea! I bought a full/queen but could have mos def gone with a twin!


~Seam Ripper
~Sewing Machine
~Measuring Tape
~Scissors

How it's done:

1. Remove duvet from plastic and measure both your window and your duvet cover.


2. Seam rip the seams throughout the duvet creating 2 separate panels.

3. Cut your newly made panels to the size determined in the previous step.

4. Sew up your raw edges and a loop for the rod of your curtain to slip through.

5. Slip your newly made curtain panels onto your rod to your liking.

6. Enjoy!


Guess what?? My living room is almost done! Just a couple more finishing touches and I am off to the kitchen! Bet you are excited for a change of scenery right ;).

These really have been the easiest project I have done in a while! They took like no time at all and make such an impact on the room!

I also love how they added another print or pattern to the room, adding multiple patterns to a room creates visual interest and adds personality. For sure try it out!

{Various patterns present in my living room.}

Have any questions about this project? Or just for fun? Let me know I love hearing from you and am more than happy to help! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day! Love, love.

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39 comments :

  1. i love the stripes! they are bold and happy- make me think of the beach, but not a pirate ship. aargh!

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  2. I love the stripes. I also love, love, love IKEA!

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  3. I LOVE wide, bold stripes - this is terrific and would make any visiter HAPPY! Great idea :)

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  4. Very cute!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

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  5. These are darling! Bold and un-pirately is a great new made up word for it! Something that renters [like me!] can do and not worry about adding color to walls, but to the windows - on the cheap! :-)

    www.alltheabcsofmylife.blogspot.com

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  6. I love the bold stripes! I like how easy this is! Thanks for the great idea!
    Mandi

    www.mandipandidesigns.blogspot.com

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  7. Stripes are just divine.. and yours are so cheery!

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  8. Those curtains look great. I love the stripes- good taste ;) However, I didn't think the old curtains looked too bad, kind of unique.
    Your 4th of July outfit was way cool. I love those shoes!

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  9. Love those stripes! The colors are so sunny - I love it! Great job!!

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  10. I love the curtains!!! The yellow is fun! You will have to take a picture of the whole place!! Yes I would love help!! I am not so great at the blogging thing! I think I need to revamp my blog...! Any help I would love Morgan!!! Miss you!

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  11. Cute!

    Following from Welcome Wednesday!

    littlebishopchronicles.blogspot.com

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  12. I really like all of your fabric choices. It's always smart eying fabric for other uses. I'd love if you'd link these up with Fabric Fun Thursday :).

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  13. Beautiful curtains!!! Awesome idea!!

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  14. I think the bold strpes look great. Very fun and eye catching. I have used sheets for curtains, but never that about a duvet.

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  15. I love the white and yellow -- so crisp and clean looking. Great tutorial too. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Makes the room bright and cheery...love it! And every time I open up your blog I sing the song by Train....makes me smile! Thanks for linking up to It's Party Time Thursday@PonyTails&FishScales!

    ~I can't wait to....Meet Virginia....yeahhhheyeahhhhh!!

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  17. who cares what the husband thinks!? haha.
    seriously though, they are adorable. i love stripes and bright colors. well done! :0
    glad i found your blog. :)

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  18. just found your blog through a linky...love the curtains! That yellow is my fav. color and I want them for myself:)
    Thanks 4 sharing
    -Amanda@ thepaisleycupcake.blogspot.com

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  19. This is brilliant because I have a duvet cover that I don't know what to do with anymore because it has a couple stains on it! Yes!!!

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  20. i love the curtains. i don't think they are pirate-y at all. fun, bright, bold, retro, nautical, and fabulous - yes. pirate ship - no.

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  21. love them! pirate ship I think not! love the yellow...love the strips together equals pure love!

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  22. love the colors, and you can always switch it up accordingly. new follower from look what I did (i'm so glad I found this linky) so crafty!!!

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  23. I like the new curtains - they make it seem brighter!

    Sam
    http://momundecided.blogspot.com/

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  24. Tell your hubby I say he is wrong they rock!

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  25. Looking good! I desperately need to learn to sew, these curtains make me want to learn even more. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day! Michelle at http://dibbledabblelife.blogspot.com/

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  26. Gorgeous and so bright and perfect for summer! Ikea has really great fabrics but I would have never thought to use sheets! Very clever of you!

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  27. Love your curtains i have the same Ikea fabric its still waiting for that perfect project!

    So gald i found u i am loving your blog!

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  28. I can't wait to see how they work in your living room. Love stripes!

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  29. Those are awesome Virginia...I love the color, and they look so HAPPY!!~

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  30. WOW I simply DIE over this idea. PURE genious.

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  31. What a fantastic idea! I love IKEA and the stripes too! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

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  32. we just bought that duvet for a sunroom remodel and plan to use it to reupholster a loveseat. we know it won't last long as upholstery fabric, but the loveseat won't last long either. :)

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  33. i shared this on my blog :)
    a-ruffle-in-time.com

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  34. WOW I simply DIE over this idea. PURE genious.

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  35. Love your curtains i have the same Ikea fabric its still waiting for that perfect project!

    So gald i found u i am loving your blog!

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  36. love them! pirate ship I think not! love the yellow...love the strips together equals pure love!

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  37. i love the stripes! they are bold and happy- make me think of the beach, but not a pirate ship. aargh!

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  38. This is brilliant because I have a duvet cover that I don't know what to do with anymore because it has a couple stains on it! Yes!!!

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