1.20.2009

Natalie's Room Re-Do, Part I

I had mentioned awhile back that Natalie's room needed a makeover. One of the things that needed to be fixed was her closet situation. Thankfully, our home came with wonderful built-in closet organizers that I absolutely love. The problem came when I recently broke her closet doors (guess all that pumping iron at the gym is working!) and they needed to be removed. I decided I wanted to cover it with curtains for a softer look.

Here is the before pic, sans closet cover-up:

And here is the after:


I ended up finding this great queen size quilt coverlet at Homes Goods on clearance for $10. It was the perfect size to cover the closet dimensions, so I thought, why not use it for that? The color also matched her walls perfectly (the paint color is Paris Pink by Martha Stewart) and I loved the bold, slightly funky pattern.

I'm very happy with the outcome, as I would have never found curtains for that cheap. I also got a great deal on the rod and rings. They were 50% off at Joann's Fabrics, so the rod only cost $15 and the rings only cost $5 a pack (I needed two).

The whole project totaled only $35, and was super easy to do. All I did was clip the rings onto the top of the quilt and slide them onto the rod. No sewing needed! I left a few inches at the bottom of the curtain because I do plan to sew the rings directly onto the fabric sometime in the near future.

I am still working on the rest of the room, so when it is all finished I will post those pics. I have a few etsy prints that need framing, a mirror that needs to be put up (I am creating a dress-up area) and another mirror that I want to turn into a chalkboard.

Oh, and don't worry, I bought this stuff before the spending hiatus.

8 comments:

  1. I like it! I use to have a big ugly bi fold door covering my little laundry room (more like a closet) so I replaced it with curtains.

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  2. Turned out great! I love curtains instead of closet doors! That pink color is beautiful!

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  3. that curtain is gorgeous, what a pretty colour, it looks great too!

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  4. looks really great! My middle girl had curtains over her closet door in our last house and she LOVED playing behind them...and did plays for us in her closet and would open the curtains. Cute! Yours will love it. So cute!! We are all about dress up over here!!

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  5. i love this pattern! delicate and lovely!

    -Amanda
    http://meshandlace.typepad.com

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  6. I love the print and it's such a great and clever way to take care of the closet. Lovely!

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  7. aww this is so adorable! The pattern reminds me of coral... and I LOVE coral.

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  8. This is fab chic on the cheap. I would have never thought to use a quilt but what an incredible texture it has over a curtain. Love it, and thanks for the blog love.

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