Thursday, June 25, 2015

Anthropologie Inspired Curtain Makeover

We have just returned from a visit to visit our new grandchildren in North Carolina.  On the way home to Western New York, we stopped off to visit our daughter and son-in-law in Baltimore.  It's always fun to work on some projects with the kids while we are visiting.  We hung and planted some really nice window boxes.  So pretty!

We also put together the bedding in the guest room.  I made a quilt in the colors of sea glass using the pattern, Placid Curves from the book Modern Neutrals by Amy Ellis...

And had it quilted in waves.

My daughter wanted some Euro shams and regular pillow shams so we picked some complimenting fabric in a decorator weight.
 For the Euro shams, I used a zipper closure to avoid any gaps in the back. I used Zippers by the Yard from  These zippers are sturdy and super easy to use.

We chose yellow for the regular shams.  I added flanges to the outside edges.

I love the mixture of patterns.  The larger prints in the pillows go nicely with the small design in the quilt.

My favorite project of the weekend was a very easy one.  My daughter loved the look of these Anthropologie pom pom curtains but she wasn't thrilled with the price.

For our budget friendly version, we started with these Ritva curtains from Ikea.
This photo doesn't show the real quality of these curtains.  Here's a close-up of the fabric.  It diffuses light without being too heavy.

We measured the inside edge and bottom of the curtains and ordered enough yardage of 1/2" pom pom trim from  Oodles of colors are available.

Sewing the trim to the edges of the curtains was super simple.

Here's the a fraction of the price of the originals.

We are pretty pleased with the result!


Karen Kudla  June 25, 2015 at 3:02 PM  

Barb, I love the quilt, along with everything else of course! Looks like a difficult quilt to piece. The wave quilting is perfect!

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