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I'm slowly moving forward on my home spruce up here and I just made a big leap by finally getting around to making new curtains for the front rooms of my home. This room is now the dining room (it used to be a dark, depressing tv room). I want it to be fresh and breezy in here (so when folks walk by they will look in the window and ask themselves "How did she get her dining room to be so fresh and breezy? What is her secret?"). The secret is a cute, reasonably priced duvet from IKEA (and a little fabric from my stash).
Here are the old curtains (which are now in storage as the Christmas-Valentines curtains). They are nice but they sure draw all the attention in the room and I don't want that.
Here is my new, lighter look. I used a queen sized duvet from the Fjalltag collection at IKEA (this print was in and out of the store so fast I'm glad I snapped it up when I did). I'm in love. My new curtains are soft looking but not bland. They are a nice golden yellow and I love the way the sun shines through them.
I'm still trying to decide if I'm going to paint that sideboard a lighter color or not. Any ideas or opinions would be greatly appreciated.
I'll share my process of converting that duvet to curtains pretty quick here. It was super simple and I think you'll be inspired. I hope you're having a great week!