If you know me, you know I love a good DIY! I’ll be real though… I’ve had quite a few Pinterest fails so I usually leave any crafty projects up to the experts at this point.
But I gave this privacy curtain a try since we needed something quick (more on that soon) and second, we were on a budget for our powder room makeover. I’ll be sharing more details about our powder room makeover in an upcoming post – including tips on how we accomplished everything in less than 2 days.
I don’t usually rush projects but I’m currently in nesting mode (pregnancy) and trying to get things done that we’ve been putting off. Our powder room was quite an eye sore with yellow walls, mismatched fixtures and brown blinds. Awful brown blinds.
Here’s the BEFORE for reference….
Even Taylor knew those blinds had to go!
Once we had the bathroom painted, those blinds were definitely not going back up. We needed a privacy curtain fast since this is our only bathroom downstairs.
And the AFTER….
Here’s a list of items you’ll need to do this DIY privacy curtain:
- Bonding tape
- Measuring tape
- Spring tension curtain rod
Here’s a step by step tutorial for the no-sew curtain ~
1. Measure your window
These curtains are very easy to make! The most important part is measuring you window accurately. Measure the width for the size tension rod you will need (mine was 24″). You’ll need to measure the width and height as well to determine the amount of fabric you will need.
2. Select your fabric
You can take these measurements to your local fabric store and they can cut the fabric to size for you. Add a couple inches to each measurement since you will folding the fabric over. The staff at our local JoAnn’s fabric is always so helpful and they assisted with the exact amount of fabric I needed after giving measurements.
Tip: If you aren’t sure what color or pattern to choose, try to find a simple pattern that incorporates the paint color on the walls in the room. That way, everything will flow nicely!
3. Apply the Bonding Tape
Once you have your fabric, grab your iron and the bonding tape ( Stitch Witchery) – aka the magic glue when you don’t sew!
You’ll fold over each side about an inch with the bonding tape between the layers (more for the top depending on the thickness of your rod).
4. Iron (patiently!)
Once you have your fabric, grab your iron and the bonding tape ( Stitch Witchery) – aka the magic glue when you don’t sew! Use your iron to adhere each side.
You’ll fold over each side about an inch with the bonding tape between the layers (more for the top depending on the thickness of your rod). I always start with the two sides first, then I do the bottom. Saving the top (where the rod will slide in) for last. Be sure to leave enough space so your rod goes through!! Iron each section for a minimum of 30 seconds.
TIP: You can use the steam setting which will help bond the tape to the fabric.
5. Install to the window
Slide the rod through the top of the fabric and install the tension rod to the window.
The best part about this project is that it only cost me about $12!!!
I already had most of the supplies (iron, scissors, curtain rod). I used 40% coupons for the fabric and tape. Always check this link for their coupons! Plus if you sign up for JoAnn’s newsletter you get an additional 20% off.
And no, this post is not sponsored 😉 I just love a good deal!
PS. The fabric we used is Indre Lynwood Navy by Nate Berkus.
I’d love to see if you give this a try!
*PIN FOR LATER!