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Take Your Curtains from Drab to Fab & my Ikea dressers makeover

DIY  Curtains with tassels+office window nook +bench bookshelf

The other night as I was trying to fall asleep, I caught the beginning of Sex and the City 2 for the 10th time and was inspired by Carrie’s tassel fringe trimmed curtains . . .

Carrie and Big's apartment from Sex in the City 2

. . . so while at JoAnn’s the other day I picked up some black tassel fringe trim thinking maybe it would add that needed punch of black to my window treatment.

tassels and thread -1

adding tassels to curtains -1 adding tassels to curtains DIY curtains 1

Needless to say, I went with the white silk curtains. And although I did love the metallic as well, my original idea for this room was very white and black and very girly

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white silk curtains + purple orchid + window  office window+bookshelf seat  under the window+curtains DIY with tassels

Office nook+window+curtains with tassels+bookshelves bench

white curtains with black tassels + stack of magazines and jewelry box

* I love them *

My Ikea Dressers Makeover

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Ikea dresser before+ikea chest of drawers hack makeover Ikea Dresser Hack+Ikea chest of  drawers makeover

The husband and I bought these {there are two, one on either end} from Ikea years ago when we lived in the condo and they both resided in each of our separate closets. The before photo is horrible and I’m kicking myself now for not doing a step by step process of how I upgraded these two dressers you can see another shot of one of them here in my closet post …but here’s a step by step of how I took them from boring to super fun 😉

1. Removed/unscrewed original handles
2. Since they are laminate, I had to hand-sand them to add a bit of texture so my paint would adhere.
3. You’re not going to like this but I used gloss white spray paint {because that was all I had at the moment and I needed to get them done} …and I painted right over the plastic fronts.
4. After they dried, I took the same sanders I used prior to texture them, now, to scruff up the paint giving it a vintage/shabby chic look
5. Went to OSH and found these hilariously awesome little lion’s head pulls and purchased 20 of them {the original handles had 2 screws each}. You can find the lion’s head pulls HERE. And you can see a close up of them HERE

French Bulldog in the window + curtains with tassels + office

* CLICK HERE to See My Finished Home Office/Dressing Room *

Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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