Star Crossed Lovers

Sometimes Pinterest is a blessing and a curse.  Seeing perfectly styled rooms can be overwhelming.  But it also opens a world of inspiration we might not have seen otherwise.  I stumbled across this Coronata Star wallpaper and it stuck with me.  Somehow, I had to use that pattern in our house.  Ah-ha!  The guest room needs a new curtain, why not there?  So that’s what I did.  I sewed a rectangle panel to fit inside the window on a tension rod.  Then stenciled my heart out, following these same steps.

Star-Curtain-Down

Some areas are patchy, others had some bleed through, but I’m still happy with the look.

Star-Curtain-Stenciled-Detail

I thought about fashioning a Roman type shade, but nixed the idea.  Instead I used ribbon and buttons I already had in my stash.  18 inches of white ribbon stitched to the back.

Star-Curtain-Ribbon-Sewing

And a button stitched to the front for a place to loop the ribbon through.  Though I’m not thrilled with the buttons.  I don’t think the ribbon button hole will hold up to everyday use.  A snap closure might be a better option.

Star-Curtain-Button-Sewing

A thin wood dowel in the bottom lets the curtain hang straight and gives something to roll the fabric around.

Star-Curtain-Finished

The inside mounted fabric shows off the trim (that will stand out even more once we paint the walls).

Star-Curtain-Rolled

And a touch of pattern that makes me smile.

Star-Curtain-Ribbon-Detail

Usually I lean toward floor to ceiling curtains, but in this room, I’m diggin’ the rolled panel.  What do you prefer?

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14 thoughts on “Star Crossed Lovers

  1. Thanks for posting this! I really need to change the curtain situation in my kids room and I think this might do the trick. They currently have roller shades in each window, but only one of the 3 is a blackout shade and it is old and cracked so it still lets in a bit of light. They then have curtain panels over those, but they’ve been getting snagged by cats and kids not being careful pushing them out of the way and getting them caught on art easels, bookshelves, etc. I had been thinking about light blocking blinds but worried about the cords. I think these would work if I made them out of blackout material and fit them to each window. Problem solved!

  2. You did an amazing job! I think that the imperfections (invisible to me) add to the charm of what could be a stark (dare I say, preppy?) star design.
    I think something like this might be a good way for me to spruce up the window in my bedroom while adding privacy (it opens to an enclosed patio/storage room).

    Just curious, how long did it take to do this?

    P.S. I’m still in love with your bows & arrows fabric!

    1. Hi Grace!

      Aww, thanks so much! I think this style can work in so many spaces because it’s low profile and doesn’t have cords. It took about three hours total, including sewing the panel and stenciling.

      Thanks again!
      Amanda

  3. That’s cute! I am going to repurpose my bedroom curtains to the living room-this I’d a perfect idea. Though I’ll have to do something a little more sturdy like you said.

  4. I love this! What a cute option for a window treatment in that room, and I’m with everyone else – the imperfection of the stenciled pattern is what makes it. Where did you find that star stencil?

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