How to Add Drama to Your Boring Windows


My husband and I have been living with plain white blinds in our master bedroom and were ready to add some drama to the windows.
We started with some cool plumbing pipe and fittings for the curtain rod. We used an aging process which involved toilet bowl cleaner, a blow torch, and beeswax along with a couple other ingredients.
To achieve a high end look on the curtains without the added cost, we
how to add drama to your boring windows, diy, home decor, how to, reupholster, window treatments, Painted white curtains with navy flat latex paint
Painted white curtains with navy flat latex paint.
how to add drama to your boring windows, diy, home decor, how to, reupholster, window treatments, Letting curtains pool on the floor adds a bit more drama
Letting curtains pool on the floor adds a bit more drama!
how to add drama to your boring windows, diy, home decor, how to, reupholster, window treatments, Tape stripes off before painting
Tape stripes off before painting.
how to add drama to your boring windows, diy, home decor, how to, reupholster, window treatments, Use Mod Podge on stripes prior to painting to lessen paint bleed through
Use Mod Podge on stripes prior to painting to lessen paint bleed through.
how to add drama to your boring windows, diy, home decor, how to, reupholster, window treatments, Distressed metal curtain rod gives a unique look
Distressed metal curtain rod gives a unique look!
how to add drama to your boring windows, diy, home decor, how to, reupholster, window treatments, Part of the distressing process Be sure to do the distressing outdoors and take necessary safety precautions
Part of the distressing process. Be sure to do the distressing outdoors and take necessary safety precautions.
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  • Thank you @FunkyJunk Interiors - Donna, @Susan Jackson, @Jessica @ Petal + Ply and @Alexandra Arena! :)

  • Joyce Overbay
    May 19, 2015

    You could have also bought a long pole (length you needed) and stained and purchased the ends done or undone for stain or paint when have been just as cheap as buying the other stuff to do it without. Just saying I have done that .ots of tines for long windows where it is hard to find rods that come that length. I e in the living room are on a smaller than they need be so the hang in the floor. Need to exchange the rod out.

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