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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


And a touch of pattern that makes me smile.


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