THE EASIEST TRICK TO TURN ANY CURTAINS YOU MAY HAVE TO DIY BLACKOUT CURTAINS, PERFECT FOR A NURSERY OR KID’S ROOMS.
Whoever the turd is that said you can sleep when your dead clearly never had tiny children. Sleep is crucial for survival. Mine, and everyone else’s around me if I don’t get enough.
Here’s something else you need to know: I’m super picky about curtains. That’s why we don’t have a lot in our house even though I love them because I’m just really picky about how they look and feel.
Finding blackout curtains that were not grommet top (which I don’t like) was proving to be difficult and we needed some for his nursery pronto. I have been searching for white blackout curtains for our daughter’s room, but that’s besides the point.
This little guy’s room needed gray blackout curtains, though. When I stumbled across these at Ikea, coupled with the price, I knew I had to get them. Only one problem, they weren’t blackout curtain material. So, I got creative instead!
Now, granted, I’m sure I am not the first one to do this or see this, but I still thought I would share this helpful trick! You ready?
That’s right guys – no sewing machine! Just curtains of your choice and blackout lining fabric!
Our curtains are from Ikea. Then I found these blackout curtain liner panels (affiliate) at Walmart! The ones I got originally are all sold out, boo, BUT I found these for the same price and great reviews! Then I found this fabric fuse (or sometimes it’s called hemming tape) for under $4 from Amazon.
This was literally the easiest thing ever.
Put a couple pieces on here in the middle and bottom of the existing curtain panels. This stuff is no sew, no frills, no fuss. Glorious.
Then I positioned them where I wanted to be using the clips we had for the top of our curtains and boom – instant DIY blackout curtains! You can do it too! All you’ll need is the beautiful, curtains of your choice and a blackout curtain liner or two.
We chose clips instead of just hanging them directly on the rod because our windows are a little high in this room and so we bought 95″ curtains and 95″ blackout panels and I just hemmed them to the right length. I figured since I was hemming and I’m a novice seamstress, I wanted to give myself some room for error and use the clips to adjust height here. This ain’t a sewing blog. It’s a mediocre home reno blog. Let’s not fool ourselves. That’s it! Can you believe it?! Second shortest DIY project on this blog to date. (The first is here).
Again, this is probably somewhere on the blogosphere, but I was just so pleased that my hunt for black out curtains could be laid to rest with this trick to DIY my own and wanted to share with the rest of you fine folks!