Installing and Hemming Ikea Curtains
Good news: We’ve been working on getting those boxes unpacked and outta here.
Better news: That means I can work on decorating our new home. #finally
Here is our current family room situation. Not finished in any way, but looking pretty dang good for just moving in (if I do say so myself!)
But you see those big windows to the right? Well they were just begging for some curtains. Begging I tell ya. So I ignored my mile long moving-in to-do list, and decided to drop everything and get those babies some curtains.
Then I looked at the windows a little more closely…
…and thought, “where does the curtain rod go?” Good question.
See, normal curtain brackets and rods look like this. You attach above the windows or to the sides of the windows and rest the rod in the lip on the bracket. But my windows are deep set, so I didn’t really have that option.
That’s when I came up with the crazy idea to attach the curtain rod to the ceiling instead. As long as I could find the right brackets that would encircle the rod on each end…I could make this work.
Enter a trip to Ikea. Yes, I do love that store and their products. No, I do not like leaving 3 hours (3!) later with $500 out of my pocket. (Everything they sell is so tempting, and I couldn’t resist. Plus we did need a to buy a few big purchases…I swear!)
I purchased a pair of RITVA curtains 57×118 in all white. I threw those babies in the washing machine, then the dryer, and finally I ironed them. Note: They will lose about 4-6 inches of length when you do this. When those were done, Finn and I got to work on installing the brackets and rod.
I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.