Housekeeping: A Dining Room Ikea Curtain Update

I mentioned last week that I am focusing on completing finishing touches throughout my house this year.  My first project was to finish my dining room curtains.  I’ve had a pair of these Ikea curtains for several years that haven’t ever been put to use. I knew I wanted simple white curtains that would let maximum light into my small formal dining room and thought they would be perfect.

I cut off the tabs at the top of the curtain and edged them with a band of Calais Blue Linen from Calico Corners.

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Of course I didn’t realize until I was completely done sewing the first panel that I had sewed the pattern on upside down.  Argh!  I decided to leave the pattern and from far away it doesn’t really make any difference.

diningroomcurtain3The banding helps the curtains drape nicely, and I like their slight puddling on the floor.  And, the nicer fabric edging really elevates the simple Ikea fabric.  diningroomcurtainAnd a few close-up details.

diningroomcurtaindetails copyAnd, in other housekeeping news…I’ve started a pinterest board to gather inspiration and information for my basement family room re-do.  I’ll share my first steps in the design process with you next week.  Have a great weekend!

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8 thoughts on “Housekeeping: A Dining Room Ikea Curtain Update

  1. I really like the trim you added and you definitely can’t tell from the photo anyway that it’s upside down. So much nicer than my icky Ikea curtains. The trim looks nice with your pretty rug.

  2. This is great! I really like the addition of the pattern fabric. Such a simple and effective addition. Thanks for the blog I really enjoy it. Tricia.

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