Monday, April 16, 2012

DIY Scripted Curtains Part II

Good morning everyone!

The scripted curtains for our dining room are finally up! We worked on putting them up this weekend and we also made sure to hang them higher than how they were hung before. I must say that after we raised the curtains a foot higher above our door frame, it made our room look larger and it our window look bigger! Sweet!! I love when that happens!

I like how the curtains turned out, but I do need to say that I am still a little unsure if they work really well in our dining room as is...which is a bummer! I don't know why I can't find curtains that work really well in there. Maybe it has to do with the fact that the dining room is still incomplete as far as furniture goes. There are still some items we need to add to the space, like a buffet table, accessories, etc., but you would think that finding the perfect curtains would be the easy part of decorating a room. Ack!! I know it is not a huge deal, so I need to remember that and not worry out about the fact that the room is not completely finished.

Moving I took some pictures of the whole process and of the final product to share, but before I do that, I need to mention one more thing. I sewed the top of the curtains so they would hang from the curtain rod. I thought about buying some curtain clip/rings at Target, but that would cost me about $8-$10...not a whole lot of money, I know, but when you can save a little, why not!? So instead of dropping the big bucks...hehe, I decided to sew the curtains myself so they would hang from the rod- and did it all for free!!

Without further ado, here are some pics!

Here you can see that I was trying to figure out how much extra curtain was needed before I began sewing.

I used Frog tape to hold the curtain in place before I started sewing.

Okay, so even thought I used Frog tape to help me sew in a straight line, it still ended up crooked. Haha! Thankfully it doesn't bother me at all, but it does make me smile. It gives my curtains character. Yes! That is what I will call this...character!

See, from a distance you can't even tell that the sewing lines are crooked and once it goes up on the curtain rod, no one will ever be able to tell.   :)

I didn't take a picture of the whole space, because like I mentioned before, the dining room isn't completed. But you can get an idea of how a room could look spacious once the curtains are hung a little higher than the door frame.

This is a sneaky peek of another project I completed this weekend...the whole project only took a few minutes but there will be more on that tomorrow!   :)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Stephanie! Love this idea of putting verses from the Bible on the curtains! Great way to remind us to turn our mind to the Lord everyday! :)

  2. Hi Weiya!! Thank you! These were the verses that were read at our wedding 3 years ago so it is very special to us. :)
    I loved your most recent post and how you used the paint chips to decorate for your sons room. I may actually try to do something with all of my paint chips too!

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