DIY Black and White Curtains

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We are finally getting into the swing of things over here at the new house. How long does that take by the way? We have been here a month and stuff is coming together! Our dining room is one of first rooms you see when you walk in to the house and I wanted a graphic punch. I mean, once I found the “plate wall box” and pushed the chairs in I felt pretty good.

naked before shot:

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But over a year ago I saw some big black and white striped curtains and I knew I wanted them for my next dining room. I found some no-sew options, and thought about sewing black and white fabric together, and even painting some. But then I came across this tutorial with a link to the perfect fabric.  Catharine at “Your Modern Couple” has a great tutorial, I even ordered the same amount of fabric and pretty much followed just what she did. I ordered 5 yards, cut them in half twice and sewed the length together.

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I love how they turned out in our dining room. They make the ceiling look so tall and it dresses up our casual but modern room.  I kept the plate wall from my old house. Next on our list is getting rid of that bad light fixture. plate wall

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And I added this… my mom bought it for me last October, it was my 5th wedding anniversary and she found a dish towel from Anthro that is marked with our wedding date, so perfect.

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black and white curtains

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Down the road we hope to not have carpet in here but it’s in pretty good shape so we are fine with it.  Right before I started sewing, I showed my husband the fabric and he said “well, isn’t it a little loud?” But I thought nothing of it because he is a boy and he is traditional. But then I showed my mom and I said don’t you love them? And she replied, “well yes but they remind me of the Hamburglar”. Which I think is an awesome name for them. So far I don’t have rave reviews but they make me so happy. What do you think? Too loud and clown-esque or do you love them like I do?

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  1. says

    I love them like you do! I love big stripes and have been thinking of doing some for my living room. I thought about painting them too but I couldn’t figure out where I could stretch out something so wide and not get paint everywhere. Great job!

    Nicole
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    • says

      Thanks!! In that tutorial I linked to she has the link to the fabric I bought and it was perfect, and not super expensive either :)

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      Darius, I know you’re OK with why he made his decision, a good number of people (not all, obviously) are. But what about how, the manner in which he did it? What’s your opinion on that? I don’t think the city of Cleveland appreciated the manner in which he did it; it could have been more discreet, in their eyes.

  2. Brenda says

    I LOVE them!!! ♥♥ I actually have the same curtains in my front room & dining room (I took black & white grommet top curtains from Target and cut them up :). I love the drama they bring and I also love the black/white combo!! They look fabulous in your dining room!!!

  3. KWolff says

    They look great! They are bold without being obnoxious and are a nice punch of color in there!
    The plate wall is fun too!

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