Zoey’s big girl room is slowly inching along. We drew up the plan, DIY’ed a bed-rail, purchased an area rug, made a wall of framed DIY art, painted an ombre effect on a chest of drawers, took the first steps in her closet makeover, and now we’re finally getting around to sharing her new window treatments. Well, part one of two. We’ve tackled the actual curtain panels, but the the windows themselves are still going to need a shade or blind of some sort. The ones we have up now came with the house and lets just say, it shouldn’t take your entire body weight pulling the string to open them. It’s an issue.
You guys have seen sneak peeks at the window treatments in previous posts, but we couldn’t pass up sharing the deets. And if you haven’t noticed, this is yet another Catch-up post. We were busy bees.
These panels are actually super simple. We just picked up two two-packs of Ikea’s Ferle curtains and used no-sew iron bonding tape from Michaels to trim them down to size. The pattern is really nice for a kid’s room. It’s a subtle, swirly white and light gray pattern, but I could easily see these in a main living space too. Plus at $15 for a pair, this only cost us $30 to do both of Zoey’s windows. Score.
You guys are probably getting tired of me saying this, but I can’t stress enough what a large role window treatments play in a room. If you’re feeling like you have some great pieces and accessories but just can’t seem to make the room feel finished, check your windows. And I’m not afraid to admit, I’ve done this myself too many times to count.
The curtains rods were already in place, leftover from her previous curtains (now in Lizzy’s nursery), but in case you missed it, we used oil-rubbed bronze rings with clips and curtain rods from Lowe’s.
I love how the gray tones pick up on the wall color and the area rug.
Another update that I’ve failed to share is a new piece of art! It’s a complete understatement to say that I’m obsessed with it. I’ve been drooling over this print since I first saw it in an issue of Domino.. which says a lot, since that magazine was discontinued in like 2008 or something. Don’t even get me started on that topic
Anyway… I. Love. This. Art.
Warning – this is a terrible picture. I can’t seem to master taking pics near windows of frames with glass on them. It’s a work in progress and any tips would seriously be appreciated. Help a girl out.
So there you have it. Windows and walls. Still a fairly hefty to-do list, but we’re making our way to the end!