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Apr182011

Perfect Pom Pom Curtains + Giveaway Winner!

Happy Monday Lovelies! Hope the weekend treated you blissful! It's been a bit cold and rainy here in New York, not exactly what we were hoping for this weekend. We apologize for the lack of posts last week. It's been quite busy to say the least! I suffered from a migraine earlier in the week, and it set us back big time. Look how backed up we are with a weeks worth of sourcebooks and magazines.

Losing a whole day took three days to make up. Whew! Don't forget to check back tomorrow for a *very special Spring Giveaway*! Want to know who won the amazing custom art piece + limited edition Des Artiste Tee Shirt?


Now on to more good stuff! Remember when we were chattin' about the kids room, and those beautiful pom pom curtains which cost a pretty penny?

After much research and seeing high price tag after higher price tag ($150-$550!) we decided to make a few pairs of these for the kids room. I thought it was going to be super simple. Sew some pom poms onto some curtains, and voila! Cheep and chic for the kids room. Well let me be honest. It was as simple as just sewing some pom poms on some curtains. However working those little pom poms with the sewing machine was almost nightmare-ish. I had to stop about every foot to readjust, it took a while to do.

I bought some awesome white curtains on the cheap at Ikea (a PAIR for $15!), and ten feet of vintage black pom poms on ebay, and got to work.

Even with the complications of sewing, it was super worth it. We now have one valance for the kids room, plus one finished set of curtains.

 

 

So all in all we spent:

$15 for the SET of curtains from Ikea X 2

$5 for the rod (we spray painted black, but it will be hidden by the valance) from Home Depot X2

$10 for the 10 feet of pom pom's

Total: $50 for both window ($25 per window)

Can you say, SCORE!

The valances cost about $10 per yard of fabric plus scrap wood, so if you really want to get technical per window: about $40 per window. This makes it 80 bucks for the totally custom window dressing for the whole room. We did way better in this room, considering the livingroom cost a lot more. Whew! Don't feel so bad about that anymore! 

Have you gotten away cheap with some window dressings? Please share! Something unique you came across of have? Dish! We have a lot of rooms to tackle before Winter!

Reader Comments (10)

totally cute, great job! i love how you added the pom poms to the tie back too.

Lana and Joey I LOVE THESE CURTAINS!! Sooooo cute and fab!

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDevin!!!!!

I like the white and black. It's a nice mix of classic and fun.

April 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlaurenjanelle

@justine thanks! i think the tie backs make is much better!

@devin thanks lady! you are very sweet!

@lauren thanks! going for that whole whimsy paris vibe :)

Beautiful curtains! Great job on sticking with the plan even though it was frustrating! It really paid off. :)

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteramymargaretc

They are awesome I love how the black balls pop against the white. Fab job as always x

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I love this! Totally cute way to add color in a small way!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhouseofearnest

I'm looking for a great quotes that i can use on my everyday task and duties. Lucky enough to drop by on your blog.

November 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternqjsib nqjsib

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