Easiest Way to Update Curtains

Easiest Way to Update Curtains

After sharing my master bedroom and my master bathroom update, I started thinking of ways that I could update other rooms in my home.  One area that I have wanted to change for years, is my dining room.  I wanted to change the color and the curtains.  I looked for different options for curtains and they were all either too expensive, or too casual for my formal dining room and existing furniture.  Of course, another option was making my own curtains, except I can’t sew.  I tried to figure out the easiest way to update curtains without sewing or replacing.

My curtains consisted of two panels and a swag.  I decided that if I removed the swag and kept the panels, the room would instantly look more updated.  The thing is that the swag was stapled to the rod and the panels hung from a separate rod that held the sheer.  Here is the BEFORE of the dining room.  The lighting is horrible but I started this project at night.

Easiest Way to Update Curtains

I removed the rod and ripped out the swag and the 90 (or so) staples that held it.  This was the most tedious part of the whole process.

Easiest Way to Update Curtains

I wanted the panels to hang from rings, except I had no rings.  I started looking for matching ones online and they were so expensive!  Especially the size and quantity I needed (20).  I eventually, found these unfinished curtain rings on amazon and I purchased 2 sets of 10.  Since they were untreated, I decided to spray paint them once they arrived.

Easiest Way to Update Curtains

Once I painted them and added them to the rod, I removed the sheer and the panels.

Easiest Way to Update Curtains

Here is my husband removing the hardware, while telling me “When you told me you were updating the curtains, I didn’t think you meant tonight”.  Does this man not know me by now??  I had already waited 2 days for amazon to ship the rings!  How much longer was I supposed to wait?!

Easiest Way to Update Curtains

Then I placed the pinch-pleat curtains on each one of the new rings and VOILA!

Easiest Way to Update Curtains

I won’t show a full picture of the AFTER yet, because my next post will be about the new color I chose for this room (not the one in the pic…stay tuned).

I haven’t decided if I should add another sheer, or some other option.  For now, I left it open.  What do you think?

Maria

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