One Room Challenge- Week 6
Updated: Jun 25, 2021
This week the plan was to tackle the curtains in the dining room for the One Room Challenge and well, let's say I almost accomplished it!
I purchased these 50" dusty rose panels and sewed two of them together to create a 100" wide panel for each side.
I also knew I wanted to add some trim to the edge of the curtains so on Monday I went shopping and found so many pretty options at a local fabric store. These were some of my top contenders.
I finally landed on this pretty fringe. It wasn't what I had in mind or was looking for, but I fell in love with it and knew it would be beautiful!
I used liquid stitch to add it to the inner edge of both of my panels.
Next up it was time to hang the curtains! I wanted to do a DIY faux pinch pleat so I had purchased this pleater tape and these pleater hooks. However, I noticed that my curtains came with pleater tape already sewn inside so I thought I would give that a try first. It was a bit thinner than the pleater tape I had purchased so it was leaving about an inch of hook visible at the top of my curtains which was not ideal, but in retrospect not too bad at all... can you even see it here?
So instead of saying that's good enough and just hanging the next panel I decided to shoot for perfection. WHYYY!?!? Guys, I totally mangled this next panel. I cut open the top to add in my own pleater tape, then sewed it back together.
I was so careful to sew the hem back together exactly where the old one was so I still only had one seam. I don't know exactly where I went wrong, but once I got the pleater hooks in and hung I was left with this...
Janky highwater curtains!! UGH!! And the pleats at the top weren't looking so hot either. I need to figure out how to fix this and I'm thinking the easiest thing would be to order two new panels and just totally redo this side...which is definitely the way I'm leaning, but first I do need to make absolute sure that this dusty rose color is exactly what I want... I had a total moment of doubt and insecurity yesterday morning and thought maybe I should ditch the pink and go more neutral in here (I could easily swap out the rug in the front room to put in here). Many of you DM'd me immediately to tell me how boring and expected that would be which almost made me cry! Ya'll get me and that's why I didn't go with neutral in the first place. Onward to next week, it's time to add the ceiling molding! And hopefully get the curtain panel on the other side sorted out! Thank you for following along and cheering me on, it meant the world this week!!
Week 1- the plan and the mood board
Week 2- the foundation- find a table, install the chandelier, move the buffet in here
Week 3- reupholster the dining chairs
Week 4- paint and wallpaper
Week 5- adding the rug and art
Week 6- window treatments (50% done)
Week 7- add molding and ceiling medallion
Week 8- The final reveal!!
Want to see the entire One Room Challenge from start to finish? It's all here!