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?