Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Damage Free Renter Friendly Draperies with Black Tassel Trim

I originally shared these damage free - renter friendly draperies at East Coast Creative, but I forgot to include a photo of what it looks like on the top, so I included one below!

I love draperies, but since we're only here short term, I didn't want to take the time to hang a rod (and fix it upon moving out) so I used 3M clear hooks for a temporary solution. They are fixed, so I can't open and close them (easily), but there are translucent pull down shades, so it's not needed here.





First I added a black tassel trim (purchased on ebay) to Ikea Lenda white panels (and added a hidden tab for a cafe rod for future use, tutorial here). I sewed, but permanent fabric glue is a great option for those without a sewing machine.

1. Measure desired height, place piece of painter's tape.

2.  Measure spacing. For my 54" wide panel, I spaced mine 3" apart.

3. Place 3M hooks according to directions on package.

4. With upholstery thread sew a couple of loops on the back of the panel. (confirm placement for height taking into account hook placement.

5. Hang your panels on the hooks!



These were SO easy and a perfect temporary solution!!

9 comments:

  1. I have been thinking of how to do this for CT and this looks like the way! Thanks for sharing Sarah!

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  2. LOVE those!!! i want some tassel or pom pom curtains in my life.

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  3. I've never seen it done like that before- genius!

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  4. I have been looking for the perfect spot for a pom pom trim in my house. Love your curtains.

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  5. Such a brilliant idea. Love it! Also, that vignette with your office desk and the letter on the wall is just perfect. :)

    Karen | a house full of sunshine

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  6. I like the black and white chair... you are so talented and had amazing gift with your hands :)

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  7. Hi, This is a great idea! Do you mind if i repost on my company's facebook page?
    Thank you : )

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