If you already have functional privacy window treatments such as blinds or shades, but need to add in a little color or texture, this super simple budget-friendly DIY is the perfect fix. This solution requires no holes in the wall and no expensive window hardware. It's perfect for rental situations or can even be used to stage your home to sell.
Oh mud cloth. You are so dreamy. So unique. So hot-right-now. And so not in my budget. Even though this unique textile is hard to come by, it's easy enough to recreate the look. If you can't buy it, you DIY it, right? This mud cloth fake-out method is great for larger surfaces, or when you want to add some statement to a room.
Throughout the first year of living in our new house, the formal living room has gone through a number of transformations. And for a while, the windows went undressed... until now. So today I wanted to share the before and after images of our space to prove how much window treatments can affect the overall feel of a room. Click through to check out the after.
It's often a struggle to find the right window treatments for your space, and they can be very pricey too. Sometimes making your own is your best bet. So here are ten of my favorite DIY window treatment projects that will work in virtually any kitchen, depending on how you customize them.
Curtains are one element of the home where people tend to go traditional, but there are so many ways to get inventive with your window treatments. Here are ten super unique, beautiful ways to get creative with your curtains.
If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. And that can be the case when it comes to window treatments. If you can't find the perfect curtain, rod, or shade, make it! We've rounded up ten window treatments that you can create yourself!
Inspired by some $100 curtain panels she spotted from Crate & Barrel (that's 100 bucks each, people), blogger Beckie Farrant did what we love most here at Curbly: she made some herself (for cheap!) and created a tutorial for like-minded DIY decor devotee.
Unfortunate wallpaper trim, awkwardly-sized curtains, and a crib the size of Texas: I think it's safe to say this master bedroom needs some serious help!
Is there a "right" length for curtains? Asking for help at the shop isn't always helpful. The long and short of it is, it's up to you. In this edition of Decor Disputes, we take look at curtains, tall and small. What side are you on?
Not all of us have enough Kodachrome slides to make a window treatment, but we can all get our hands on enough paper to make confetti curtains. The squares are cut or punched out of paper of differing weights
Ok, so yesterday I showed you the unfavorable conditions of our previous living room curtains. When the folks folks at FabricDirect.com kindly offered to supply us with some new drapery fabric, we jumped at the chance (click here to see all the other FabricDirect projects we've done this fall).
After checking out samples (we looked at patterns, different textures, and several different materials) we decided on a white cotton duck. This is a medium-weight, sturdy cotton fabric often used for drapery, canvases, and even sneakers. Although we were tempted to go with a bolder pattern, we feared we'd miss the airy feel of our old curtains. But since we like to think of ourselves as living on the drapery-edge, we also feared that plain white might be a little ho-hum. So we made a plan...
Several years ago when we first moved in our house, the "back room" (as it was not-so-fondly called) was the most problematic room in our house. It had shipboard linoleum floors, dark wooden walls that blended into equally dark and heavy built-in shelving, fluorescent-lit window valances (yep, you read that correctly), and the heaviest, most-allergy provoking drapes you have ever encountered. The day we removed the drapes and valance, the...
One of the major stumbling blocks for draperies is finding the right rod for the right price. Especially when you are trying to find a rod that is ten feet long! Here is a great DIY option for an otherwise budget-breaking project.
Still haven't checked out our Ask a Question forum? What are you waiting for?! It's the perfect place to ask for help with home improvement and decor questions, and you can help others out by offering your own expert (or amateur) advice.
I thought I'd highlight some of the more interesting recent questions from the forum today (please add your answers or suggestions if you have any):Building a ladder bookcase (how?)
Jellico's wondering how to build a ladder book case, but doesn't know how to get started. Can you help her out?How do I know if I have an original Platner chair?
Lauramae has a wire chair she bought at a rummage sale that looks just like this:
How does she tell if it's the real thing?
Can you really use plants in place of curtains?
Burlap has been used in home decor since the beginning of time. Usually, it's pretty blah and benign. You can, however, dress it up by combining it's rough weave with unexpected refined elements to make it a stand out, low budget fabric.
Craftster Lufah is a fan of photography. Besides buying old cameras at thrift and antique stores, she buys slides too. One particular collection that she came across consisted of mostly Kodachrome slides from the 50's and 60's.
With the help of a Dremel
MWT and I did a little kitchen remodeling over the holidays. The new sleek look demands new window coverings. I shopped around a bit yesterday but was summarily disappointed in my offerings. The windows' dimensions would do better with custom products, but, as we know, custom is expensive! So, I'm leaning toward DIYing my own, which means exploring the inter-tubes for inspiration. In doing so, I came across the most awesome-est site. It's called
Advertised as Nailhead Trimmed drapes, upon consideration, these really can't possibly be decorative nailheads attached to fabric drapes. More likely, they are all dressed up for a sophisticated, yet edgey way with shiny metal studs like bikers use to trim their leather garb. Here's a source for all sorts of studs that could be-dazzle your decor.
Artist Michelle Brand turns the bottoms of plastic bottles into curtains and chandeliers. The nature of the bottoms make them look like blossoms. Ironic, considering the environmental impact of the things.