I made these fun curtains for the boy’s room.
Since I live in a land full of traditionalists who probably all decorate their baby rooms in pastel blue with frilly white curtains, the fabric hunt was difficult. I finally found some fabric that I could base my theme around at Ikea. Oh, and did I mention that because I live in the boonies, the nearest Ikea is 5 hours away?
My awesome brother-in-law picked up 6 yards of fabric for me at Ikea in Chicago on his lunch hour, and my equally awesome sister mailed it to me.
I’m still bitter about being Ikea-deprived.
The first step: spread out the fabric in the biggest empty space I had, which turned out to be the still-then-empty baby’s room.
Our window is something like 60 inches wide. The fabric was about 60 inches wide, but since I wanted the curtains to be really full-looking, and I had 6 yards of fabric, I had enough to make two full-length panels.
Measure the height of the curtains on the wall, measure the fabric, measure again, and add a few inches for seams. Cross your fingers and cut.
I was going for simple and easy on this project, so instead of sewing the panels, I used no-sew tape, an idea I got from www.younghouselove.com. That’s what Sherry used in her baby’s room. It made for smooth seams. and I wasn’t cursing my sewing machine the whole time the way I had been while making the changing pad covers.
The towels are there so I don’t melt the carpet underneath while ironing. I may have learned that little by an earlier experience.
I ironed down the seams, then ran 10 inch sections of the no-sew tape underneath and ironed them shut. Repeat, repeat, repeat. As I finished one panel, I ironed the wrinkles from the whole curtain.
Then I attached clip-on curtain rings. I recently used them in my living room, and I really like how they glide on the curtain rod and how they look.
Finally, slide the curtains on the pole, arrange and rejoice!
I love how the curtains turned out! They bring a modern look to the whole room.
And I’m sure there aren’t many other orange/gray/white nurseries, especially in Oklahoma.
And stay tuned for the big nursery reveal, now that it’s all finished!