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Topic: COVERING UGLY CURTAINS THAT ARE PRO INSTALLED  (Read 299 times)
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christysaysrawr
« on: January 07, 2014 07:50:49 PM »

A little bit of background info- I'm a senior in college, and plan on living at home for a few years after to save up money to buy a car (If I move out now most of my income will be going toward rent and my car is approaching 17 years old).

Anyways- my parents had these ugly ugly curtains installed in the entire house. They cover the whole window from about 6 inches above to 6 inches down. The nice thing is that they are blackout curtains- as I have two windows in my room.

But I really can't stand the color, and I'd like to spice up my room a bit- something more me.

My question is, how can I cover these up? I was thinking of making my own curtains and attaching them with clothes pins, but that might look weird? I don't know how I feel about safety pins because I do not want to damage the curtains (They were really expensive)

Any ideas?
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StitchWench
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014 02:47:54 AM »

You could use swags perhaps. if you look at this pic http://tinyurl.com/lr8k3t8 you'll see what I mean. When renting I used metres of white lace to make swags to cover up landlords ugly choices (blinds and curtains). I took it with me when I moved.

It does rely on a curtain rod but in one house I draped it using the pelmet. Lead sinkers held the lace across the top of the pelmet so I could still drape it in the middle.

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stillatthetop
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014 11:03:46 AM »

I don't see a problem with the clothes pin idea. You can spray paint them to make them pretty. That, or depending on how the curtain is attached at the top, you might be able to hide the clothes pins over the top as a weight to the back side...and not even see them.

I had an apartment with giant double sliding glass doors...and the ugliest {think 70's} orange/brown leaf curtains. So I know how you feel.  Grin To this day I hate the color orange.

~T
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