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Burlap’ing some Ikea Curtains

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Edited ~ I’m joining Funky Junk’s Saturday Nite Special!

 

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My son has had some basic navy blue Ikea curtains on his windows since we moved here 2 years ago.  I’ve been waiting to update (add to ) them since we moved, but never could find a fabric I loved.  I was originally thinking of doing a plaid or check print, but after seeing burlap all over blog-land I thought that it might make for a very interesting upgrade.

I measured my burlap (purchased at Wal-Mart), cut to the right size and ironed it.

Then I hot glued my strip of burlap right onto my son’s navy blue curtains.

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I put my hot glue line about 3 inches below the top of the burlap.  As you can in the pic above I wanted to fray the top couple inches.  I figured this fray could act as my trim.  Once it’s glued down you just start pulling one string at a time till you get your desired thickness (make sure you have an idea of the thickness you want and put your glue in the corresponding place).

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Here you can see how it’s looking after removing about 8 rows.  I did about 2 1/2 inches of fraying total.

And here they are hanging in my son’s room…

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A close-up.. I love how it so perfectly matches the baseball gloves in his quilt.. nice when it works out.

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I love how they turned out.  I love the texture they add to the room… I love the manly, roughness… and I love how easy & cheap it was to do.

I’m joining in Kimba’s DIY at A Soft Place to Land… go check out all the other brilliant ideas.

Edit… I’m joining in with The Shabby Nest’s Frugal Friday Party!

25 Comments

  1. Totally neat trick! I just love the casual touch burlap gave those curtains. LOVE it. I'm looking at my hanger sheet curtains wondering what I can add now. 🙂 Thanks for some great new inspiration! And for linking up to SNS #4!

    Funky Junk Donna

  2. Burlap just makes everything look better. Your project rocks!!! Thanks for linking up at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

  3. I love the decorative touch the burlap added to those curtains! And you're right, it is a rugged, manly fabric. Great job!

  4. Great job with the curtains. I too love the texture they add to the curtains and love it when things work out. Not that I am a matchy matchy person or anything…but it's so nice when a plan comes togeher.

  5. Great idea! The curtains are perfect for your son's room. Do you find that the burlap sheds at all? Just wondering…:)

  6. Now *that* looks awesome! I love burlap too…which is so odd because I remember a few years back reading in a decorating mag about the wonders of burlap and thinking 'holy cow that girl's house looks like a barn!'
    Funny how our tastes change, eh?

  7. I think it looks great! 🙂 I am in love with burlap lately. Didn't know WM carries it…that will make my life easier. My kids hate going to JoAnn Fabric. Visiting from Kimba's party. 🙂

  8. wow this is a great idea, I love burlap.

    the rest of the rooms looks lovely too

    happy DIY day!

    Sarah

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