Curtain upgrade

June 8, 2008 at 8:54 pm 19 comments

The tap-tob curtains in my son’s room always bugged me. They were o.k., but I regretted that I didn’t buy longer ones so that I could hang them even higher. And I felt like they needed…..something else. I got some ideas from The Nester’s mistreatments, and here’s what I came up with:



I found some inexpensive fabric with blue and green stripes, added that to the bottom of each panel, and trimmed it with wide ribbon. All using iron-on hem tape and hot glue (I would love to learn how to sew one of these days, but for now, I make due)! Then, for the topper, I folded a piece of fabric, trimmed it with the same ribbon, and tacked it to the wall with upholstery tacks. Better, I hope! It’s amazing what a difference it makes when you hang those curtains nice and high.

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19 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Marie  |  June 13, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Oh definitely an upgrade! I love it!

  • 2. hookedonhouses  |  June 16, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    It’s amazing what a difference that made! -Julia

  • 3. Amber  |  June 16, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Wow! You did a great job. I love the coordinating striped fabric and the ribbon trim. The treatments have so much more character now! 🙂

  • 4. Heather  |  July 15, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Those look great. I am very impressed.

  • 5. Debbie  |  August 18, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Found you over at the Nester’s site. Just wanted to give you props for the upgrade in the curtains. That looks great. I love the way the grosgrain ribbon looks. Very clean and simple. Perfect for a boy’s room.

  • 6. Sandi  |  August 18, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    So very pretty…Love it!

  • 7. Alyssa  |  August 18, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    great job. I like your ideas. I might copy a bit of it in the mistreatments I have in my girls room. A ribbon and a solid fabric…

  • 8. Angela  |  August 18, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Fantastic job!

  • 9. Kristi  |  August 18, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    I love the color combo. The curtains look so custom and beautiful.

  • 10. The Nester  |  August 18, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    This looks really great! I love it all! thanks so much, i know this will inspire people!

  • 11. Kelly  |  August 18, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    They’re so adorable! I love the stripes and the color combination. They look wonderful…and professional!

  • 12. Sarah  |  August 18, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Oh that is perfect! What a great upgrade!

  • 13. Bonita  |  August 18, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Wow! What a difference! Those look awesome!

  • 14. Nancy  |  August 19, 2008 at 1:03 am

    Oh my! What a great mistreatment. I love it! What a great room.

  • 15. Jane  |  August 19, 2008 at 2:31 am

    Wow! It really changes the look. I love the two tones as well!

  • 16. girly stuff  |  August 20, 2008 at 12:39 am

    I think it looks fabulous!

  • 17. Elise  |  August 21, 2008 at 12:34 am

    Looks great, though i’d recommend bringing them down so they hide the top of the window. This gives it that “faux-my window is truly this high” look. 🙂

  • 18. jennifer  |  August 21, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    This is GREAT! Way to go! Really fools the eye, that’s for sure….

  • […] walls and some pinks, whites, and greens worked in. I decided to do a mistreatment similar to the one I did in Luke’s room last year. A couple of yards of a fun paisley fabric and some ribbon trim did the trick, framed by […]


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