DIY Pom Pom Curtains

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One of the biggest thrills of moving out of our tiny apartment (think under 1000 sq ft) last year, and into our first house was finally being able to paint our walls, buy furniture from some place other than Ikea, and spend time focusing on the smaller details of decorating a home.  I always loved these adorable pom pom curtains from Pottery Barn Teen and knew I wanted to try to integrate them into one of the kid’s rooms.  But at $100 a pop (times 2!), I knew these particular curtains would serve as inspiration and weren’t going to be coming home with me.  I managed to recreate the look for just $27 per panel.

I purchased basic curtains at Target in a thick cream fabric.  They aren’t black out blinds, but there aren’t sheer either.  I also purchased 20 yards of dark pink pom pom ribbon on amazon (so excited about all the left over I have!!).  It was just a quick zip though my sewing machine and the project was done.  I didn’t even need to pin it….but my lines are a bit wonky and not so straight…you can’t tell unless you get REALLY close.

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If you don’t own a sewing machine, this project could be done just as easily with a little fabric glue.  This was a very simple project and I was thrilled with the outcome.

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Here are a few more shots of Mollie’s room.  I purchased the dresser and mirror at a consignment shop in Byrn Mawr, PA.  I was on a mission to find a retro dresser and was so excited when I found this one.  I was originally planning to paint it the same shade of pink as the pom poms but when I put it in the room I felt the cream worked well (and I was getting tired from all the painting we were doing around the house).

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Amazingly, I found the dollhouse bookshelf at the same consignment shop.  I felt like I hit the jackpot when I saw it.  Originally it had a green roof which really clashed with the wall color so I did find the energy to paint the roof and windows.  The splashes of dark pink in the wall paper, pom poms and bookshelf work well.  I spent a total of $100 on the bookshelf, dresser and mirror!

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