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DIY Quick Kitchen Curtains


Kitchen Window Treatment
[IKEA Hack]
I am obsessed with IKEA hacks. For those who don’t know what I am talking about- IKEA hacks are creative ways to modify or repurpose Ikea products. You still have all the benefits of IKEA products like price and function but thanks to the hacks you can customize your furniture and turn it into an unicat. The web is fool with amazing ideas and tutorials for IKEA hacks. Some are super simple, some others may require power tools and lots of ingenuity.

Since I am a newbie to the whole IKEA hacking world I’ve decided to start with less challenging project- the kitchen window treatment made of IKEA panel curtain. 
 
For over two years the curtains for the kitchen were on my TO-DO list. But my laziness and the fact that I’m not allowed to drill too many holes in my rented apartment were always in my way. But thanks to this hack I didn’t need to drill, since I used adhesive hooks. I didn’t need to spend to much money on fabric since I only paid 1.5 € (sale) for 1 panel. But the best part was that I didn’t need to invest too much time into the process, since the panel curtain had already a perfect width and sealed sides. All I had to do was to cut 2 equal pieces, hem the top and bottom and pull through the twine. And the wooden beads from my previouse DIY were the perfect round-off. Total time 30 mins. 

You will need:
  • Sewing machine
  • 1 x IKEA panel curtain
  • 4 x IKEA adhesive hooks
  • Wooden beads (optional)
  • Backers twine
  • Scissors, matching thread, safety pin, pencil, long ruler
1. Mark the length of your curtain on the back of the panel curtain. Don’t forget to add 2 cm (1″) each end for the seam allowence. Cut 2 exact pieces.
2. On each side (top and bottom) fold the seam allowence twice and iron it flat. Be careful with the heat- the panel curtains are usually made of PE and can be burned easily.
3. Sew along the seam allowence edge.

4. Pull through the twine

5. Stick the adhesive hooks to the frame
5. Knot the twine ends to loops and hang them over the hooks
6. Attach 2-3 wooden beads to the twine ends 

Photo by Xenia Kuhn

 Thanks for reading,
Xenia
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