On one of my many Ikea trips I picked up two different curatins I wanted to layer in our guest room. This one...
And this one...
Since the walls are a cool aqua (Benjamin Moore Makaha) I wanted curtains that were light and airy to give the room a serene beachy feel.
The only problem was I wanted curtains without tabs....and the second set of curtains only came with tabs....
Then I started thinking. how hard could it be to remove the tabs? Turns out, not very.
Down with tabs!
Enter seam ripper!
I removed the stitches from the hem on either end of the top of the curtain panel to make room for the curtain rod.
Ignore the horribly chipped nail polish. Ew.
Then I removed the stitches attaching each tab to the top of the curtain...
and pinned the open edges in place while I removed the rest of the tabs.
Then I sewed along the top of the curtain where the tabs had been.
And hung up my tab-less curtains!
Layered with the lace curtains and bamboo blinds.
I can't show the rest of the room just yet (it's....kinda a mess...) but will post a "Progress" pic soon!
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