Hey guys! I'm excited to share my latest house project with ya'll. Last week I purchased some white drapes from Ikea. They are the "Lenda" style, and two white panels cost $19.99...pretty good deal! They also came with a hem strip, so no sewing was required to hem them to the right length. The cotton fabric is pretty heavy, and they are great quality for this price. I brought them home, but didn't love them once they were up. I wasn't a big fan of how the loops looked, so I brainstormed to see how I could achieve a more high end look without the hefty price tag.
Here's the before:
I had always envisioned grommet drapes like these from Pottery Barn, but we need alot of drapes for our house, and I didn't want to spend tons of money....So I got a little creative. I started searching for grommet info/diy tips, and came across this brand of grommets. I purchased mine at Joann's for $12.99. No kit was required for these either which was nice!
They came in packages of 8, so I bought two for both of the panels. Included was a circle stencil, that I traced under the existing loops. I cut out the fabric in the middle of my traced circle (This does not have to be perfect, because the grommets hide the inside of your circle).
Then I just cut the loops off (very professional, I know!), and snapped the grommets into place. This part was time consuming, because the fabric was thicker in some places, so they were a little hard to snap. I had to make sure to remove any excess fabric from where the loops were sewn in, in order to snap the grommets closed. But, it was SO worth it.
Here's the finished product!
Here they are side by side for comparison...
I am so happy with how they turned out. It's amazing how grommets can completely change the look of a simple white drape! I love how small changes can have such a big impact on your room. I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial, and thanks for reading along. Happy Tuesday!