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Friday
Feb102012

DIY Grommet Curtains

When we were laying tile I linked to my Bathroom Inspiration Pinterest page.  I ended up selecting the Strada panels from ZGallerie (which, sadly, are no longer in stock!).  They were rod pocket panels, meaning the curtain rod slides through the entire top of the panel not showing any of the pretty bamboo, which isn't my favorite look.
As I mentioned, we ended up reusing our old bamboo rods, spraypainted silver, so we needed something that would easily slide over the uneven parts of the bamboo.  Enter: grommets.  Here are the supplies I used.
You can buy packages of grommets from any fabric or craft store.  I picked these up a Jo-Ann's, which I've used before and felt comfortable using again because they are so easy!  Included in the package is a little plastic guide that you use to trace an outline that you'll then cut around (I recommend small scissors for this part!).  
Let me just show you the steps, it is pretty self explanatory!
Once your circles are space out, drawn & cut, you just pop the back side of a grommet on the back side of the curtain, the front on the front & press them together - instant grommet!
 

Since these are essentially "dummy" panels - i.e. just there to make the bathroom look pretty - I only bought one panel and cut it in half.  A full panel on each side definitely would have been too much, but looking back I wish I had bought two and just trimmed off a few inches from each.  They are a bit narrow, but overall I am happy with the outcome!

You might notice we also installed a new vanity light fixture as well - it's peeking out from the upper right corer of this picture.  Good riddance, apartment standard, globe bulb, Hollywood makeup style lights!

Hello pretty, modern, cylinder lights!

There's only a couple of things left to do - new vanity & mirror (coming up next!) and ceiling light fixture (which we still haven't done).  

It's hard to believe that we started with this!

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Reader Comments (3)

I love it!! I actually pinned a double curtain for a bathroom too. I think it looks so good!

February 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkelsey

Woot woot!! Used the same grommets in my curtain transformation (also w/ zgallerie curtains): http://www.flor.com/blog/more-ikea-curtain-upgrading/ ...one thing I didn't realize ahead of time...the importance of keeping an even number of grommets...as seen here: http://www.flor.com/blog/ikea-curtain-upgrade.

Yours look great!

February 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCoasting anon

Great work! I love the pattern and style so making them into grommet curtains is a smart choice! Looks great!

June 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

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