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Friday, August 30, 2013

Create Easy Greek Key Trimmed Curtains

Oh I love these curtains!

I’ve mentioned before that the man cave is a very tiny space. It was probably built with an office space in mind or perhaps a nursery. There is just one very small window in the far corner of the room. (Why Mr. Contractor WHY?????)

Given that the window is tiny and off set I didn’t really want to draw to much attention to it.

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The room is also very dark. Which makes taking decent pictures of the space a bit…difficult.
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Given the darkness of the space I wanted light and bright curtains that wouldn’t break the budget. The 100% cotton “Ritvacurtains from Ikea fit the bill beautifully.
I ironed the curtains and then laid them flat on the floor. Next, I pinned on the Greek Key trim I found HERE.
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I quickly sewed a simple straight seam on each side of the trim. Truly it took less than 10 minutes for each panel.

You could use iron on stitch witchery to attach the trim. However, if you need to dry clean them be forewarned that the stitch witchery could pull off.

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I love that I can safely dry clean my curtains without fear of the trim coming off. The stitching is barely noticeable as I made sure to closely match my thread.

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I absolutely agree with hanging curtains as high and as a wide as you can muster. Given that I have a strong wish to add wide crown molding to the space in the future I left a bit of room. The curtains still measure a generous 96 inches long.
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The next thing I need for the space is a couch and an end table.

Linking to:
Between Naps On The Porch , A Stroll Thru Life, Not Just A HousewifeA Bowl Full of Lemons, We Are That Family, The 36th Avenue, Stonegable The Shabby Creek Cottage, Jennifer Rizzo, No Minimalist Here, Country Cottage, The Shabby Nest, Someday Crafts, Imparting Grace, My Romantic Home, Common Ground , The Charm of Home, Tatertots and Jello


Rita C. said...

I love those curtains and the classic touch you've put on them, Laura! It's nice when you know and find your style, isn't it?

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Looks beautiful!!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh they look so nice, love the trim. Hugs, Marty

AshTreeCottage said...

The addition of the trim gives the drapes a custom look. Great job!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Auntie Em said...

Your curtains are beautiful! So light and airy yet a touch of elegance with the trim. I like them hung with the rings as well.
I use to design homes and it often made me cringe where people would put windows and how small they would want them. In all my years of design I never heard anyone, who put large windows in their home, 'Gee, I wish the windows were smaller'.
Can't wait to see how you progress with your 'man-cave' room! :)

Karen Albert said...

Dear Laura, the panels are beautiful and seem to lighten and brighten the room. Of course the Greek Key Trim is so classic, love it!

Art by Karena

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Great job on the custom drapes!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Laura! Something like this might just be what I'm looking for to do in the home office, which is hubby's domain. I will definitely have to get to Ikea and check out their curtains.

black sabeth said...

tres chic mon amie!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Those turned out great!! That room is really coming along!

loveolympiajune said...

I would love to do something similar in our living room! Yours look great!

~Stephanie @

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Very pretty Laura!

Blackberry Lane said...

These are perfect for this space, Laura. Have a nice weekend.

Debbie said...

I love them. We suffer from two few windows in this house, IMO. I like the way the light and airy fabic on yours help keep the room lighter.

lynn cockrell said...

What a nice way to dress up white curtains and it gives them that little bit of masculine appeal. You did a great job on them!