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« on: May 04, 2008 07:11:12 AM »

I just bought a house that has had nothing done to it since the 50s.  So, I've been pretty busy updating everything.  The living room and dining room had very high quality curtains and curtain rods, but the problem was they looked like something from Leave It To Beaver.  Bright brass curtain rods and triple pleated rough silk curtains.  I couldn't justify getting rid of them because they are in such good shape.  Plus I like how they open theater style by pulling a string. 

So here is my solution to modernizing the 50s style of my curtains.

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I spray painted the curtain rods and rings with a tarnished bronze paint.  The green valance is a scrap I found in the clearance of JoAnns.  No sewing, just cut and draped it over the rods.  It cost a total of about $5 in fabric and $8 in paint.
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2008 08:36:25 AM »

Brilliant! Love what you've done with the place so far.

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008 08:50:20 PM »

I think you did a great job!  Great idea to use what you have and spice it up a little with paint and fabric.  Hope to see more.
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