If I could, I'd spend all of my time decorating and then redecorating and redecorating... For me it's my happy place. There's a sense of fulfillment when I am able to give life to an empty space. Whenever I have a free minute with no where to be and nothing to do I drive straight to HomeGoods, Michaels & Pier1 (lucky for me they're right next to each other!) With no agenda I leisurely stroll the aisles to see what's trending. Usually I leave with a new candle or some functional item to further enable my organizational OCD, but occasionally I leave with the urge (& all the accessories) to completely re-do a room! Lucky for me, I had one of those days, came home, and ripped apart my dining room - starting with the curtains!
I wanted my window treatments to be bold, setting the tone for the room and tying all of my new accessories together. My inspiration came from a black and white striped rug I saw in the IKEA catalog. As I started my search for the curtains, I was disappointed with my options. Skinny, vertical, zigzag, multi-colored, dark-navy blue... everything but thick, black, horizontal stripes. Because I'm stubborn and refused to compromise my beloved room's integrity, I started my google search to make them myself. And so I did!
With the help of my sister, we took plain linen IKEA curtains, measured the stripes down the side of the curtain and taped it off. With a few coats of black paint from Home Depot using a mini paint roller - I soon had the perfect curtain.. all for about $30!
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