Thursday, February 16, 2012

Dining Room Curtains

I finally cut and hemmed the Ikea curtains I hung a few weeks ago.  If you saw my Facebook post, then you know I just hung them up right out of the packI was trying to make sure I really wanted to go with white curtains before I cut them up and couldn't take them back. 



I washed each panel so they would shrink before I cut them.  After washing, I cut each panel in half.  I hemmed the raw side edge of the panels using stitch witchery and hemmed the bottom using the hem tape that came with the panels.
 

The white panels make the room clean and simple.  I plan to add color in other ways.  Maybe a blue or red sideboard on the stenciled wall.  I've been looking for a nice round mirror to go above the sideboard.  I don't want too much action on that wall competing with the stencil.
 


Hopefully I can find a bright piece of artwork to go between the windows.


Look how far we've come so far.




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20 comments:

  1. I love that! Your dining room has come a long way, nice job!

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  2. I love the look of simple white curtains. I've tried curtains with patterns before and always end up hating them. Your room has come a long ways!!

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  3. Such a nice clean look! Your dining room is beautiful! BTW some loving your blog! Now following you via linky followers feel free to check out my blog and follow back :)

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  4. The curtains look great! I am always amazed at their ability to make a room look cozy and more complete.

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  5. This are really lovely! I would love if you would share this at my blog party this weekend. Hope you can join in!

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  6. Ohhhh my gosh! Simply adorable!!! So elegant! Love your stenciled wall too! Hope you'll link this up at our new linky party! We feature our favorites each week! We're your newest followers and we'd love to have you link up and follow if you'd like!

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  8. I just bought a whole bolt of white muslin yesterday to make curtains for our new house. I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks plain white curtains can be classy. They look great!

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  9. Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

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  10. Thanks for stopping by on my blog! I LOVE your stenciled wall!

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  11. Very nice. I love the stenciled wall - what color are your walls painted?

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  12. i still can't get over your stenciled wall, it's amazing. the curtains look great, i love that you can shorten them. ikea rocks. and i hear they have great prices for them too!

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  13. Your room is looking beautiful! Great job with those curtains!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  14. I have these same panels and I love them. I am thinking about adding an edging to mine when I take them down to wash them again. Thanks for the link up to Motivated Monday
    pam

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  15. The white curtains are simple, elegant and classic...love your dining room. Will you come and stencil my wall? :)

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  16. These look great- I love customizing my own curtains. Happy to have you at Things I've Done Thursday! www.bearrabbitbear.com

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  17. I think a nice white rattan (round) mirror would look great on the stenciled wall.

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  18. Your dining room is coming along beautifully!

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  19. The dining room look so fantastic...curtain add more to its value.
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  20. If your aim is to keep things minimal yet elegant, then, you succeeded! Indeed, curtains complete a whole design concept. There are times when a room with no curtain would look bland and lifeless. However, I think it would look even better if you tie your curtains with colored ribbons once in a while just to add a small stylish detail.

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