Monday, April 15, 2013

{charcoal} DIY Zimba Draperies in the Office

You might have seen last week that I decided to paint the light gray DIY Zimba Schumacher draperies charcoal. The plan was to always make them charcoal, but for the knockoff week of Creating with the Stars, I thought light gray would be best. Looking back, I think that the charcoal would of been great, maybe even better than the light gray! Hindsight, right?

I finished two panels (in charcoal) right before Creating with the Stars started and then was left with one set of charcoal and one set of light gray. So I decided to paint the light gray to match the charcoal. I painted 6 panels total, so I was definitely ready to be done! But I'm in love with the look!

The charcoal is great because it adds a punch of contrast! Here are a few pics of the office area. I'll take a few of the living room side soon.





Currently we have one of our almost finished Eames chairs upstairs. The base still needs to be polished some and we are rethinking the sealant on the chair to something that is more shiny. The rug is from Ikea and the Moroccan pouf is from ebay (I love having something to rest my feet on!) 


I purchased the orchid for Creating with the Stars, but didn't use it. The scale is perfect for my desk! Trader Joes has the best prices in town!



I love how they turned out! For $20 for two panels and cost of paint this turned out to be a huge cost saver compared to the $100/yard Zimba fabric!

Also, I forgot to mention on my first post, the Ikea Lenda panels come with a tab top, I simply cut them off (cutting as close to the top of the panel as possible :)

To see how I made the stencil and my process see this post

I'll take a few pictures of the living room side and share those shortly!

Hope you all had a great weekend! :)

12 comments:

  1. I love them in the charcoal and the light grey! So pretty. The chair looks great too. As always it's perfection ;)

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  2. How were you able to paint the ceiling if you rent!? I am jealous!

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    1. We'll repaint the same color as the ceiling before we leave :)

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  3. I LOVE everything you do!! You just take such ordinary things and make them extraordinary!!! LOVE them!

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    1. Thanks Angelina!:) Also, that cake batter dip on your site looks yummy!

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  4. Love the drapes in charcoal!

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  5. Looks great with the teal pendant and natural woods!

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  6. You always do such a great job picking colors. I love it!!

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  7. I thought they were stunning in grey, but you were soooo right about the charcoal! Love the contrast and drama.

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  8. Looks great! I liked them light but now seeing them darker grey think I like them even better like this. The office area is so chic and cheerful with the bold patterned drapes and bright pendant. Totally love the pouf too, really want to get one!

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    1. I agree! I love how the charcoal pops! I've wanted a pouf for a long time, so finally gave in :) Love it!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts! I love hearing what you think! :)

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