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!!


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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

  8. I've even seen someone take 3 of the large command hooks to suspend a copper pipe to use as a curtain rod. I probably wouldn't hang really heavy drapes but that way you could still open and close the curtains.

  9. I Love this! Thanx for sharing 🙂


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