This weekend I knocked out a project I’ve been thinking about for months now. I’ve learned that curtains can make or break a room, thus deciding I wanted to recreate these beautiful, custom made Greek key trim curtains that
has featured in her living and dining room. If you remember back in February I featured Amanda on the blog. Check it out
if you missed it!
Gorgeous, huh? Amanda has mentioned on her blog that splurging on custom drapery is worth the investment. I agree, and feel that window treatment can really bring a space together. However, I do not want to splurge on having custom curtains made as we are living in an apartment and will only be here temporarily. When we purchase our first house I will definitely take that step. For now, I did my best to recreate Amanda’s beautiful Greek key trim draperies. Here is our bare window.
I found this great, Greek key trim at Hobby Lobby. I used the 40% off coupon from their app, and it ended up costing me $15 for four yards. Score!
I found these neutral curtains at Target for $18 each. Believe it or not, I had to patiently search for these. I periodically searched Target, IKEA, TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Homegoods and finally after several months, Target began to carry these. They’re just what I was hoping to find. I wanted a material that was light and airy looking but was thick enough to actually block the sun coming in the window.
I laid the fabric out and then pinned the trim to make sure I was going to like the final product.
I liked it, so I made it permanent…..with……hot glue. Don’t judge me. Remember that time I said I wished I could sew? Yeah, I was really wishing during this project. Oh well, hot glue did the trick, and no one will know except all of you :). I lined each side of the trim with a thin line of hot glue about 6 inches at a time.
After gluing the trim down, I ran an iron over the curtains and then got to work on the rod. I purchased these curtain rods awhile back and really wanted to reuse them, SO I did what I do best.
…Take one guess.
You got it! I added a coat of gold spray paint!
Here are the rods and curtains after the makeover. My photography skills are a work in progress :).