Quantcast

Easy Blackout Curtains

Thank you all so much for your kind words and encouragement about my baby girl’s nursery reveal.  Since I am writing this at 11pm on her due date, I guess she’ll be late… but whenever she makes her debut, I’m thrilled to have such a serene place for her.  One of the things that will make this room wonderfully functional for her are the gorgeous ruffled blackout curtains.

Easiest tutorial ever for converting regular curtains into blackout curtains with NO SEWING at maisondepax.com

If you’ve been around for a while, you know that I made these ruffled curtains for this room about a year ago when it was doubling as a guest room and nursery for my second son.  At the time, I was so focused on making it a light and airy guest room that I wanted curtains that would allow the light into the space…

Easiest tutorial ever for converting regular curtains into blackout curtains with NO SEWING at maisondepax.com

Then I woke up to reality.  My babies just sleep better when it’s dark.  And this room has amazing natural light (which is wonderful!)… but it needs to be blocked out from time to time.  But what’s a girl to do with her gorgeous curtains that she worked so hard on that were NOT blackout?

Easiest tutorial ever for converting regular curtains into blackout curtains with NO SEWING at maisondepax.com

Sometimes the simplest answer is the best.  I found blackout curtains at Walmart for ~$10 each that were a very similar color to my curtains, and I simply hung them behind mine.

Easiest tutorial ever for converting regular curtains into blackout curtains with NO SEWING at maisondepax.com

They are not the same length or even width, but it doesn’t matter.  If a bit peeks out, at least they are the same color.

Easiest tutorial ever for converting regular curtains into blackout curtains with NO SEWING at maisondepax.com

The integration was the key, and I have two tips for you on that.  First, I had made the tops of my curtains with a simple grosgrain ribbon tie.  Much softer than a channel in my opinion.  The blackout curtains I bought had a channel, but I simply attached a few pieces of the same grosgrain ribbon instead.  I also used longer pieces of ribbon to help compensate for the difference in length of the curtains.  Voila.

Easiest tutorial ever for converting regular curtains into blackout curtains with NO SEWING at maisondepax.com

And the other super secret trick?  A little safety pin at either end to keep the curtain from sneaking out.  Real rocket science, my friends.

Easiest tutorial ever for converting regular curtains into blackout curtains with NO SEWING at maisondepax.com

And there you have it.  I actually might even like the curtains better now since they appear fuller.  And for $10 per window, it was worth it to me to be the easiest fix ever.  Remember, any curtains can be blackout curtains in a pinch! :)

Easiest tutorial ever for converting regular curtains into blackout curtains with NO SEWING at maisondepax.com

Did you enjoy that?  Subscribe to Maison de Pax so you’ll never miss a post!
Follow along on PinterestGoogle+Instagram, and Facebook for more fabulous ideas!

 MORE DIY DECOR:

diy smocked drop cloth curtains

DIY Smocked Drop Cloth Curtains

striped roman shade up close

DIY Roman Shade from Miniblinds

Step by step tutorial to turn a tired, outdated mirror into this gorgeous piece of art at maisondepax.com

Distressed and Paned Mirror Makeover

Follow Along!

   

Sharing at: Home Stories A to ZSavvy Southern StyleJennifer RizzoMy Repurposed Life, and these other fabulous parties!

Trackbacks

  1. […] Easy black out curtains from Mason De Pax. They are gorgeous! […]

Speak Your Mind

*