A couple weeks ago, I stumbled on some YELLOW striped duvets in the Ikea 'As Is' Section for $5.00 - A COMPLETE STEAL!! (Did I mention I'm on a yellow kick lately?) Not even thinking of my bedroom curtains, I bought one to see what fun things could evolve.
This yellow was BRIGHT... a little too intense even for my sunny personality, so I threw it in the wash with some bleach.
Still intense. Still Yellow
So I threw it in again with MORE Bleach
Still intense. Still yellow
Tried it a third time with about half a bottle of bleach and STILL no change.
As I was folding them up to add to my 'fabric stash', I realized the reverse side of the fabric was pretty darn close to the yellow I had in mind... So I dashed off to Ikea I to buy one more duvet - good thing I did as their inventory had dwindled!
I took apart each duvet, so I had four panels. I hemmed each and added a casing... Add some Tarjay curtain hardware and fun-time with my drill...
Voila!! Yellow striped Curtains I envisioned for less than $50!
If the curtains didn't work out, how cute is this KATE SPADE skirt?