A while ago, I purchased these 100% linen drapes from IKEA for our master bedroom:
They are only $50 a pair, and I bought two pairs for a total of $100.
I'll be honest... the quality is not that great. The linen is very thin and very stiff and wrinkles very easily. But I still moved forward with my project of pinch pleating and hemming them. It was a pain in the ass!
Here is the final product:
They are still a bit wrinkled after I ironed them with heavy starch!! Hopefully the wrinkles will fall. But overall, I'm
[via Urban Grace Interiors]
BUT I decided to go the "budget" route and use my dollars elsewhere. Custom linen pinch pleated and lined drapes are very expensive. My curtain panels were only $25 each! I'll save my dollars for the bathrooms that need to be updated!
Our bedroom is almost complete, I just need to paint a mirror I have and hang it over the dresser, and make some art for the opposite wall.
I have plans to walk you through my (very easy) steps to pinch pleat store-bought curtains, but the linen panels were not good to use as examples because the fabric was so unforgiving. I will be doing the same thing to these 100% cotton panels from IKEA in our living room:
I've already played around with them and they look a lot better than the linen ones.. I can't wait to share with you!
I also sewed up some pillows for our family room. Two of these:
And this large blue solid pillow for the chaise:
Overall it was a good weekend! Happy Monday :)