Monday, January 18, 2010

Nursery Curtains

This past weekend I got to make the curtain panels for Westin's nursery. I had planned to have them made but decided to save some money by making them myself. (It is hard to take a picture of this room with the big window.) This is the view walking into the room:

I used the toile fabric on the top with the plaid on the bottom. You know I didn't sew a stitch. I just used hem tape and fabric glue.

They are a little long so we are going to raise the rod a little bit.

I really like how they turned out....I just didn't like how long they took to make! :) I think it might have been easier to use the sewing machine but then again it probably would have taken me an hour to thread the bobbin.

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48 comments:

Jeni said...

Oh My!! That 2nd picture takes my breath away...it is sooo beautiful. What a room! That cupboard with the baby outfit hanging on the front...picture perfect.

Meredith said...

It looks great!!!! I love the colors you chose!!

Jenny said...

What a beautiful room!!!!

Hilary said...

Very nice Shannon! I am impressed with your taping and your money saving skills. You go mama!

Melissa said...

Fantastic job! They look like they cost a pretty penny! I actually like the length...how they puddle on the floor. The nursery looks fabulous, yet I didn't expect anything less from you!

Faith said...

Oh, it's so pretty! You did an awesome job on them!

Paige said...

Love the curtains. The nursery is really cute and I love the color palette you have chosen. Have a great week!

AdoptedbyGrace said...

The nursery looks fantastic. You can just fold down the top at the rings and rehang if you don't want to hassle with moving the whole rod....we do that where I work a lot. But I agree, it looks good all puddled on the floor too(at least until you have a crawling baby around!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Curtains make all the difference - what a great room he has!

Caryn said...

What a beautiful nursery.

BTW - Walmart online carries black out panels that just hook to the top of your existing curtains. It is definitely worth the purchase to make the room as dark as possible.

Katie said...

I saw that toile at my fabric store the other day, and I thought of y'all. THe curtains look great!

jmm said...

Your bedding is so cute and it matches so well with the entire room. I did want to mention something that someone shared with me when I had my first child. The crib bumper can be a problem. You might want to check with your doc and see if they still tell moms to wait on the bumper until the baby is older. Just a friendly fyi. : )

Meg said...

That's a beautiful room, you're so creative.

Brittany said...

Looks so great!

OK Fab Five said...

Love the nursery and the beautiful curtains....where can I getthe instructions for no sew curtains?

Vanessa said...

Hi Shannon! They look great! I even love them as long as they look. Charming... what a lovely nursery... you're doing a great job!

Nikki said...

The curtains look great!

Deidre said...

I love them Shannon! I have so many windows I need to so this for. I think I could pull it off.

That nursery is looking great! Can't wait to see a precious boy in that crib :)

Melanie said...

Girl, you really tickle me! For someone that doesn't sew, you make it just fine without doing it! :o)
His room is adorable!!!!!! I know y'all are just overly excited! xoxo

Nesting in New England said...

Oh how I love toile! How do you make curtains without sewing? Do tell....

The B's said...

they look GREAT! I want to know how to make curtains with hem tape and fabric glue. I have a sewing maching too but I never get it out...takes too long! :)

Heather said...

Shannon, I love it!! It looks beautiful, your doing a great job!

Alex and Jill said...

LOVE!!

Belle said...

What great color choices. The curtains look like something I would love to order from Ballard Designs.
I agree with the sewing machine. I need a class to just learn how to set the thing up. :)

Kari Beth said...

Love them! They look great! I made a memo board for the guest bedroom...took me forever and LOTS of super glue! Hope you are feeling well. Little Westin's nursery is coming right along! Its getting so close for both of us. So hard to believe :)

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

You did a great job! I love the 2 fabrics together on the curtains :)!
Blessings,
Stacey

Karen said...

Beautiful curtains Shannon!!! I can't believe you made them. The nursery just feels so warm and inviting.

Karen

Katy said...

I love making curtains that way, and it takes me forever and a day to thread the bobbin. Why must that be so difficult?! I think everything looks wonderful and quite peaceful, he'll love it! :)

Mandi said...

They look great! I laughed because I'm doing a similar style for Dillan's big boy room. :) Did you mistreat like the Nester?

3LittleByrds said...

Shannon,the room is really coming together. You've done a great job and I know you've enjoyed every minute of it preparing for baby Westin. Isn't it exciting? I just love the curtains.

hi-d said...

Very pretty! I'm impressed by the no-sew method. It does sound harder actually than sewing.

You know, I kind of like the long length on the curtains...

Katie said...

I love it!! Looks great.

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Shannon,
The curtains turned out sooooo cute! I love that they match the crib material. I really like the colors you chose for the nursery. You are going to have everything just perfect when your little guy arrives.

Tami said...

Shannon....the babies nursery is so adorable...you have such great taste in decor...looking forward to seeing pictures of that little bundle once he arrives!!

Becca said...

Precious, precious, precious !! Little Weston is going to be one lucky little fella with you putting so much thought, effort, love and creativity into his room. The curtains are beautiful ... can't believe there wasn't any sewing involved ... my kind of curtains, for sure !! Thanks for sharing this with us !! Take care, Becca

Laura said...

What a beautiful room! You did a great job. Hope you are feeling well!

julie & joe said...

Those look great! Your nursery is really coming together. Congratulations on becoming an Aunt again! I'm sure you are so excited!!!

Momofgirls said...

Precious! You made some great fabric choices! I can't believe you used that hem tape stuff! WOW! I am TOTALLY going to do that in my daughter's room!

Thanks for sharing!

Carmen said...

I am in LOVE with your blog!!! Your nursery makes me want to have a 3rd child! SO CLASSIC! Love it!

Connie said...

What a peaceful and tranquil place to bring a new baby home to. You have done a wonderful job.

Sarah Robbins said...

I actually like the curtains long. They look awesome! Such a great nursery.

Southern Fried Gal said...

They are awesome. Why can't I just use fabric tape? I always feel compelled to actually sew... And thanks for the reminder on the heart in the cloche idea. Love that!

The B's said...

Did you use hem tape on the bottom fabric before you glued it one?

The Photo Goo said...

I love the wall color plus it soothing. Does the hem tape show through? How do you do it? You might have to give us a demo :)

The Macchio Family said...

Looks like a photo in a magazine... so beautiful! He's going to be one stylin' baby... lovely. ~ kim

The Floppy Cow said...

Shannon,You have done an amazing job on the nursery! The colors flow beautifully.

newmanfamily said...

I love the curtains! Would love a how to do! The nursery is precious!

Catherine said...

congrats, on the pregnancy. Your little one is going to love being in that lovely nursery!