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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

CIAO APARTMENT// DIY CURTAIN PROJECT

When Tyler and I moved to Dallas last Spring, things were absolutely insane and we had to work hard and fast to find a place to live! We literally found an apartment in 2 days and it was such an undertaking. I was secretly pregnant and we literally were romping all over the city looking for a place to live! We came in March to find Dallas has one of the largest St. Pattys day parades... something we found out while trying to find a new home! (if ya know, ya know!) It made for finding a place to live and driving around the city extra adventurous. 

We settled on a great little place and I have loved our location! We knew this was not a permeant home but overall we have been so happy here... besides the flood :)
 Since our lease is ending next month we have been on the lookout for a new place to call home, and have found the cutest little house over in East Dallas. We are S O excited because our puppies will finally have a big backyard to play in and we will have a little extra room for family and friends when they come visit!

So, for the past E I G H T months I have intended on posting pictures of our cute little home and have just failed to do so! I have been so busy with everything we have had going on I had not had the opportunity to share, but better late than never!

The real reason I am posting is to share this amazing curtain/window treatment hack

I knew when we moved here that it was not a forever situation, and that I would be here for less than a year... meaning I did not want to spend the money for all new curtains, drapes and curtain rods when I most likely would not want to use them/they most likely would not fit in our next home. The ceilings are super tall in our apartment, and required extra long drapes... so I did a little research and got creative! ps. you can find my entire Pinterest board filled with inspiration for this hack here...I am obviously not the first person to do this :)

These curtains are simply drop cloths from the local hardware store...
I KNOW RIGHT?!

I did purchase new curtain rods (found at Tuesday Morning) for a cohesive look in the living area. Then I hung the drop cloth curtains on the rods across the entire apartment open area. We have massive windows that take up most of the space here so I wanted something floor to ceiling that would fill the space, but also on a budget because I knew it wasn't worth spending money on a place we would live for a hot second!

Here are the curtains (lol) and rings I purchased

I just faked a pinch pleat on each panel and hung the rings on the rod!
I used the clips a little lower on the fabric so the only thing visible is the ring (not the clip)
PSA Call your mom, you will need backup reinforcements for all of the ironing/steaming it takes to transform drop cloths into curtains! Besides that, this project is SO. EASY!
We have loved the open living space and living here but are so excited for the new adventure! More to come from our cute little house!

XOBARNETT 

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