As you may know, I have been giving my dining room quite the makeover these days. I'd say pretty much EVERY last thing has either been painted or replaced in some form or another. There has been one thing I was able to hold onto, thankfully...my burlap curtains (see the post where I made them here). However, I felt like they could use a lil' somethin'. I had JUST the thing, and didn't even realize it! When I made my sister a sign recently for her birthday, I had picked up some of that cute decorative tape at Michaels - it's used for trim accents, and found in the stencil aisle. I fell in love with the shade of blue when I saw it. It's a very familiar shade of blue...like EXACTLY the color I just used to paint my china cabinet. Light bulb moment! I could use that tape and make a nice trim on my burlap curtains!
I wasn't sure if this tape would stick to burlap, so I ran a test...I cut a small piece and stuck it on my curtains for several days. Didn't even peel a bit. So I headed to my second home (Michaels) and picked up another 2 rolls of the tape (use those coupons! They sell these rolls for $6.99, but I used coupons on every roll, so just cost me a few bucks apiece;).
The tape has a bubbly cute edge, but I thought it would look better without it on my curtains, so I cut them off. Fortunately, the tape has grids on the back, so I was able to cut nice, straight lines.
But wait! I did one more thing to the curtains...Anyone insanely observant figure it out?
Hint: it involves spray paint. (I know, you must be SHOCKED! ;)
I'll show you a before picture:
I decided that curtain rod and rings had to get a coat of white too. They just seemed to stick out like sore thumbs against all the updated, white furniture.
So I took them down, headed outside, and gave everything (even the thingamajigs that were secured to the wall) some spray paint lovin'.
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