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How-To: Curtain a Room For Under $20

The other day, I tweeted about the awesome sale Ikea was having on some of its fabric. We're talking 99 cents a yard here, people! That is really, really cheap. And while I love my Amy Butler fabric, it often runs around $14 a yard. Since I've been looking for fabric for curtains for my soon-to-arrive baby's room, and since those five windows in the room require about 17 yards of fabric, it was hard for me to justify expensive fabric.

So, imagine my delight when I found this great graphic-patterned brown and white fabric. It's part of the Petronella line of fabric at Ikea, and is usually $5.99 a yard (on sale now for 99 cents a yard). While this fabric is quite narrow (18 inches wide), it's already hemmed on the sides with a contrasting brown border. This helped to make my curtain-making project a relative snap. In fact, the hardest part of the job was taking down the ugly white blinds that had been hanging prior to this project!

Tell me, do you buy fabric at Ikea? If so, what projects have you whipped up with it?


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lizlee89 lizlee89 6 years
Those curtains came out gorgeous! That fabric is amazing; I can't believe I didn't know about this sale (I usually don't read any Sugar posts about sales because it tempts me to shop; which I am really trying not to do right now)! I am totally headed to IKEA...
kmckay kmckay 6 years
I would also really appreciate seeing some more posts about nursery projects! I'm in the beginning stages of planning and it's hard to find great inspiration and tips online... I found some awesome fabrics for nursery curtains but I'm trying to decide if I want a more black-out type to keep out the sunshine for naptime :)
kmckay kmckay 6 years
I would also really appreciate seeing some more posts about nursery projects! I'm in the beginning stages of planning and it's hard to find great inspiration and tips online... I found some awesome fabrics for nursery curtains but I'm trying to decide if I want a more black-out type to keep out the sunshine for naptime :)
Home Home 6 years
courtneyd, at least at my ikea store, there was a line of black and white patterned fabric on sale (at a very wide upholstery width) for 2.99 a yard as well. I bought some of that, too, because I cannot just say no to fabric! ;)And thank you for the well wishes for the babe, Deidre and ella1978!
Home Home 6 years
courtneyd, at least at my ikea store, there was a line of black and white patterned fabric on sale (at a very wide upholstery width) for 2.99 a yard as well. I bought some of that, too, because I cannot just say no to fabric! ;) And thank you for the well wishes for the babe, Deidre and ella1978!
Deidre Deidre 6 years
Casa, I'd love to see more posts about your nursery projects! I'm planning a nursery right now as well and would love the tips. Congrats!
courtneyd courtneyd 6 years
I may have to run to ikea and check out the selection. I've been looking for a black and white patterned curtain for my bathroom.
ella1978 ella1978 6 years
Aw, casa! Congratulations! What exciting news. PS, the fabric is great, but I've never personally used it.. just wanted to add my two cents about the impending stork visit!
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