Vintage linens as curtains

I've been having the best luck finding vintage linens lately, so I've been scooping up all that I can get my hands on. 

Usually I envision turning them into linings of tote bags or making them into aprons, but today I thought I'd try something new...using them to dress up my curtains.

I have several sets of IKEA Wilma sheer curtains throughout our home.  I love how they look, so light and airy.  (The $10 price tag doesn't hurt, either.)  All I did was cut a wide strip of a pretty floral duvet and then sewed it to the bottom of the curtains.  Instant vintage style!


  1. I think they make great looking curtains with a soft ethereal look to them. My problem is that I have to have lined curtains to help insulate from cold in the winter and heat in the summer. I suppose a person could line them though. :-)

    The Blue Ridge Gal

  2. So pretty Cheryl!! I love how light and airy they are!


  3. I have those IKEA curtains in my craft room and I love the look of your vintage fabric sewn to the bottom to dress them up. Another great idea and I leave your blog feeling inspired again!

  4. Goodness, the weekend wrap up at T&J has the best links today. How beautiful these curtains have turned out. Love the idea of reusing delicate fabric like that. You should post this to Ikea Hacker - they show great reworks of Ikea items.
    Oh, and I'd be thrilled if you added it to my linking party...

  5. I think I am going to have to copy this idea! I'm going to head over to ikea now... :) Very pretty and light!

  6. Hi there!

    What a beautiful/creative site!

    Found you through the FF and we are now following your blog! Come on over and visit the Freely Living Life Family when you get a free moment. Have a fantastic weekend! <3

  7. Those are so beautiful. They look so fresh and clean and give a very soft look to the windows. Great job!

  8. Nicely done! These curtains make me feel all springish inside! : )

  9. So pretty, and I bet they look even better with a nice breeze blowing through them!

  10. Hi there! Hopping in from Friday Follow (on Saturday-lol) I'm your newest follower. I'd love for you to come follow me!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins

  11. Hey there! I'm a new follower from Friday Follow. Hope to see you around my blog sometime! And please feel free to check out my most current giveaway for 1 of 3 Xbox 360 games :).
    Take Care.

    And wow, I have to say that using linens as curtains is such a great idea! Its like recycling too! And one of the best parts is that there are SO many different patterns your could use!

  12. So fun and shabby. Lucky you finding the fabric.

  13. So very pretty. The color, texture and lightness is really appealing to me right now. You really are scoring some good vintage linens!

  14. They're gorgeous! I have a thing for vintage linens and these look beautiful. Thanks for linking up to DIY Day!

  15. Seems cool! However,Does it really have the illustrated benefits?


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