Seven Series: Drapery Hardware

March 14, 2013

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I haven't put together a Seven Series in a really long time and after sharing my 10 favorite online resources for affordable curtains, I thought a post on great resources for drapery hardware / curtain rods would be the perfect follow up. What's a Seven Series, you ask?  7 hot & favorite items, chosen by me, pertaining to one interior topic. Without further ado... Here are my 7 exclusive picks for drapery hardware: Sources: 1 - Restoration Hardware Estate Crystal Ball / 2 - Bed Bath and Beyond Napoleon Matte Brown Rod /3 - Pottery Barn Vintage Faceted Finial Drapery Rod / 4 - … [Read more...]

10 Online Resources for Affordable Curtains

February 28, 2013

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Window panels can make (or break) a room.  Without, a space can feel bare, but with, a space can surely make a statement.  The finishing touches like curtains, accessories, pillows, are so important to give a space character, pop, and completeness.  Without the layers, a room simply looks blah and boring. Window treatments, specifically curtains (or as I call them drapery panels), are tricky for some.  All the choices - length, width, fabric style, color, privacy, blackout, room darkening (and the list goes on...) - gets people caught up, resulting in bare, blah walls, the wrong style, … [Read more...]

How To Make Any Curtain into a Shower Curtain

March 13, 2012


I am thrilled to have my master bathroom complete!  The kind and thoughtful comments that YOU, my awesome readers, have left over the past week have made the craziness all worth it.  So thank you, thank you, thank you.  As I mentioned during the reveal, I DIYed (technically not really a word, but you got it) my shower curtain using two window drapery panels (a.k.a. curtains), and now I'm going to show you how. I had found these curtain panels a while ago and they were basically the inspiration for the space and everything I chose was set around these beauties. When I originally … [Read more...]

The Right (and Wrong) Way to Hang Window Drapery Panels

November 10, 2011

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I had planned on sharing another part of my bedroom makeover, but I got tied up in other directions, and didn't have a chance to complete my next reveal.  But stayed tuned, I hope to wrap it up very soon (see how I said hope - it doesn't mean it'll actually happen, but it's wishful thinking)! Instead, I have a great post for you that will be informative and eye opening. Earlier in the week when I shared my newly made lined window panels, I started to ponder how others think window treatments should be hung.  I sometimes take for granted that homeowners know the tricks that are innate in … [Read more...]

DIY: How to Make Simple Lined Window Drapery Panels

November 8, 2011


For the past few months, I've been thinking about doing some updates to my bedroom.  There's nothing "wrong" with it, but some of the elements - window treatments, pillows, pictures - have been around for a while and you know me, I always need something to change or update! First thing on the list?  Window Treatments. The 'before' window panels were from our previous home and the length has always been an issue since I repurposed them in this space.  They are beautifully lined panels from Pottery Barn (with matching pillow covers), but I was just ready for a change! This is how they … [Read more...]