Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New Dining Room Curtains

I bought some red tab top curtains for my dining room and knew I wanted to add something to them to make them more interesting and dressier. Y'all know I gotta have me some pretty fabric with a pattern on it - no solid fabric for this girl!


So, I bought 1/2 a yard of this Waverly toile fabric I have already used throughout my home and hot glued together some little toppers and just pinned them to the top of the curtains. I like it because I can change out the fabric very easily and for little money. I may even put some Christmas fabric up there in December. I am already excited about decorating for Christmas because I see all the cute stuff in the stores! Have a great day everybody!!!


40 comments:

Mimi Sue said...

They turned out so cute. You are amazingly creative. I need to start thinking about window coverings. I really need to get the window trim finished first! Thanks for the inspiration. Mimi

Annie said...

They look great. I love what the toile adds to plain panels!

Michelle said...

Looks great, Angie!

Chris said...

How in the world do you think of all that. Your window is beautiful.

Hugs,
Chris

Sandy Toes said...

I love it so much!!! Those curtains turned out great!!!
-Sandy Toes

Screaming Meme said...

I love it! Great job, girly...There is something about tab panels I just don't like...I love the transformatiion!!!!

Julie said...

angie
they look great I have tab-tops in my family room and have been looking for something to go with them this might work. thanks for the idea
julie

Betsy said...

Now that is a great idea! I would love to change my fabric for Christmas. In a perfect world...I could change all of my bedding and furniture too!

Mrs. Trixi said...

Ofcourse, it looks great. You know I love some red.

Heather said...

I can't believe how the look of the panels changed completely! Looks wonderful.

Sue said...

This is a WONDERFUL idea. I can see how easy it would be go get many looks without paying an awful lot. Thanks for another great idea---I don't know how you think of all these!!!

AndreaW123 said...

I LOVE this...and just completed a very similar project...come check it out.....where did you find your fabrics....particularly the black and white check .....I want a similar look for my dining room....only with the black and white on the bottom......
www.andreaw123.typepad.com

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage

Debbie said...

I love what you did with the toile. Black toile is one of my favorites and I try to put a little here and there throughout the house.

AJ said...

I love how you added the toile!

Inspired Kara said...

This is a WONDERFUL transformation, for so little work. I love it!!!

Liz said...

I LOVE this! I've never been a hug fan of tab top,and this makes them look so much richer! Love the plates,too.

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

That is WAY cute!!! You are SO crafty!!!!!

Cathy said...

Cute toppers. I never thought about "seasonal/holiday" curtains. Hmmmm.

Wendy said...

Love them! And I love the little chalkboard in the previous post too!

Erin said...

I love love your curtains! Great job! I am a lover of toile also. The pattern just makes me all happy!

misskp said...

That is the cutest idea.....I love the "gussied up" tab tops!

Karol said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your comments about my hutch. The curtain toppers look great! How clever.

Karol :0)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Angie,
That is a great idea. They look totally different with the addition of the toile. Much more dressy!

santamaker said...

What a great idea !!! Easy and adds so much to a room!

squawmama said...

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Hugs,
Donna

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Too cute, and keep the tray transformations coming. I saw a bunch at a yard sale, but passed them up thinking that I surely have at least a few in my attic hiding somewhere. :)

mishebe said...

Very cute , great idea. mishelle

Shannon said...

So cute!! I always stayed away from tab top curtains because I didn't like the look of them but now you've given me a great idea. Thanks!

Twice as Nice said...

I love it!!

momof3azkids said...

Love how your curtains turned out. You did a great job!

Cameo said...

Those look great! Such a pretty fabric. I love the little touch of gingham. Ever since reading you blog I have gone through four spools of black gingham ribbon. I am addicted to it. IT looks so great in your home.

lipstickandlaundry said...

AMAZING... So very designer... LOVE the toppers!
~Jen

Tricia Anne said...

Hi Angie,
I love your curtains! The addition to the tab tops makes such a transformation!! It looks great!
I have an award for you on my blog today! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

jennykate77 said...

The curtains are FABULOUS! I love toile...and red...so pretty!

I love your blog so much that I tagged you in my blog and passed on an award! You're so creative!

Hope you're having a great day!

Marie said...

What a GREAT idea! I love how it came out...was it really as easy as you made it seem?? I may do that!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Angie, Glad I found you or you found me?:0 he he Anyways, Love your blog, and the curtains are so cute!! Looks like we have the same colors. I love Hobby Lobby too! I was there today. I make things and sell online so I'm there quite often. You can't beat the sales and they do have lots of cute christmas stuff. Glad we found each other! Kristen

Kacey Randolph said...

Hi Angie! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your curtain idea! What a great fix. It will be so much fun to decorate for the holidays and you have a great base color to kick everything off. I'm glad you found me because I really enjoyed checking your blog out too. Love your chalkboard tray!I'll be back!

Jill said...

Ok, I just stumbled upon your blog today. I sat here and looked through until I got to the lampshade recover project. I immediately found my glue gun and recovered a lamp in my living room with fabric I already had. Then I blogged about it and linked MY people to your blog... and I'm STILL sitting here looking through everything. I think I love you! :)
(jilljones43@msn.com

Katie said...

I love that, I was just thinking about doing the same thing in my master bedroom to more boring tan curtains. Thanks!!

Peterson said...

Your window is beautiful....Where did you find your fabric ? its really nice.....
roller blinds