4.06.2009

Remember that Mistreatment I Mentioned?

A while back, I told you that I was planning on seriously mistreating some curtains for Henry's room.  Well, it took me awhile, but I actually did it!  Thought I would show you the results...

The curtains are these adorable Rugby Stripe Grommet ones from Pottery Barn Kids.  The price tag was steep enough that I was really scared to mistreat them in a permanent way; and plus, I thought that I might want to revert back to the original version when Henry gets older.

I actually love the navy and orange together, but Henry's room is navy and red.  See where I'm going with this?

Enter some red grosgrain ribbon from eBay and my newest discovery, Res-Q-Tape.

It only took me about 30 minutes to affix the red ribbon on top of the orange trim.  Res-Q-Tape promises not to leave any sticky residue on the fabric, so I am hoping that if and when I want the orange trim back, the red ribbon will come off easily.

In the meantime, Henry's curtains now match his adorable red crib bumper!  (You know, for the crib that he has yet to sleep in.  But he will, once he starts sleeping through the night and I don't have to stumble down the hall at 4 am to get him, I promise!) 

What do you think?  :) 


76 comments:

Justin and Jenn said...

Love it!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

LOVE them together -- the colors are so bright and fresh! I've never heard of that stuff, I'll have to check it out. Hope that cutie patootie baby is doing well!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

What fun colors to have in a nursery! I hear you about sleeping - my youngest slept in my closet forever. It was close enough where I could get her quickly, but far enough away that I didn't hear all her snorts (I do have a good size closet, by the way).

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Love it! It's perfect for a little boy's room.

Angie said...

I think they look great! Love the colors!

Joanna said...

It looks great! You did an awesome job.

jennykate77 said...

I think the curtains look fantastic! They go great w/ the bumper...in the crib that he's never slept in! :) I'm loving the ribbon put on using the tape.

Hope you have a great week!!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Those look great--I like the red better than the orange and it looks so crisp and fresh!

Neither of my babies slept in their crib for months! Enjoy having him close to you.

~ Sarah

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

What a quick (and cute) makeover! Love that you were able to get them to match without having to buy brand new curtains! :) Hope you're doing well in adjusting to a life with 2 little ones.

Christine said...

They are really nice...I love how bright they are, great job!

Amber said...

They turned out SO cute! Perfect for Henry's room. I really like the texture the grosgrain ribbon adds.

Sit A Spell said...

Never heard of that tape! Perfect...looks great and I hope it doesn't leave behind the sticky yuck. You mean you don't want to stumble down the hall in the middle of the night? I have such fond memories of that! So, how is Sir Henry? I'm glad to see you are taking time with him and resting when you have free time.

bless...shell

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Unbelievable improvement. I just love it!!! Should have been made that way to begin with. : )

Marilyn said...

Love it! You are so creative.

Ally0005 said...

It's perfect, What a great idea.

Sandy Toes said...

Very very cute!Perfect colors for a boy!
sandy toe

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Oh I love it! What a great idea, Carrie!!

Darlene said...

Just PERFECT!!!

Sarah said...

The curtains look great! I don't know that I have ever heard of that tape before. It's nice to know you have a couple of options for the future, even if you want something different than red or orange!

Kristi said...

Love them! I have never seen the rescue tape but it sounds like something I need to check out. Henry's bumper pads will probably not look so pristine once he starts sleeping in his crib so that's another reason to keep him close to you!

Stacey said...

Cute!! I don't know how you have time to do that these days.

Jodee Leader said...

That turned out sooo cute!

Rae said...

So great!!! You did a fabulous job!

Carol VR said...

What a quick trick. Do you iron it on???

Mandi said...

Looks great! THis is the first time I've heard of that tape, but I will have to give it a try. His little room is coming right along. Love the color choices!

duchess said...

Adorable. I've always loved navy & white stripes.

Kelli said...

Smart and cute! I think it goes very well together. Great idea.

coco said...

I love them! I am impressed that you were able to come up with such a great idea on so little sleep!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Those are darling! Love the idea of ResQ Tape!

Shilo said...

ADORABLE!! What a blessed child to sleep in such a sweet room! Our 7 month old just moved into his own room...so nice! :)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I get so excited when I see a post from you in my dashboard....I miss you and all your fun tips!!

The curtains are fantastic.....what a great idea and I love that you cold go back to the orange if you wanted....just peel it off!!

You are very creative my friend!

Hope you all have a wonderful Easter holiday!

Lisa

daniella said...

I think you're quite nifty in your thinking. That's great!!!! I actually have a nervous breakdown every time I walk into a fabric or craft store. I can't do it to save my life.

Betsy said...

Love those curtains. My boys room is red and navy as well. Love that.

Jboo said...

Very cool!! You really know how to mistreat a window treatment, don't you! Have a great Easter!

Janet

theArthurClan said...

What a fun way to tie the whole room together. It's beautiful (like everything you do!)

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I love those curtains! The red ribbon is perfect! His room looks crisp and fresh, and perfect for a boy of all ages! :) Thanks for the product mention, too -- I'll have to check that out!

Windy said...

Looks great!

Kellye said...

So Cute!!! I love it! I am going to have to try that stuff! Thanks for showing us your progress!!

Shannon said...

They look great! Thanks for that tip on the tape!

Nikki said...

Very nice! I love the red and navy. I've never heard of that stuff, I need to check it out.

Tasha said...

fabulous!! Love your idea on how to do it too.

The Graves' House said...

great idea! his nursery is looking so cute...

Sweet Simplicity said...

That looks great! I love those curtains!

Miss E said...

Love, love, love what you did! So creative!

Twice as Nice said...

What a great solution! Love the theme of Henry's nursery.

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I think they look great. So nautical looking. Hope you're doing well!!

Christine said...

I'll trade ya my eggs for those adorable curtains!...lol =O)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

great job! so cute!

Ms. Tee said...

It looks great - love it! Please keep us posted if the rescue tape leaves any residue. What a cool invention! :)

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I think you are one smart girl! Love it

SoBella Creations said...

Love it!

And don't worry about him not sleeping in his bed. My youngest slept in my room in the bassinet and with me a lot. And she sleeps better than her sister.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Adorable, perfect solution! Glad to "hear" from you again!

Courtney said...

I love the curtains. Great job!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh, that is just perfect : )! What a great idea!

Christina said...

They are fantastic. I'll have to check out your tape. Always love to find out about new things.

Henry will be is his new bed before you know it. Hope all is well and you are getting some rest.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Love it!!! You are doing a great job on your little guys room!
(Good to see you!!!)

Lana said...

I think it looks great! I love it!

Vikki said...

I love those PB curtains-my favorite. I am a huge fan of grommets. I love your addition it is perfect!!

Blanca said...

Definitely LOVE it.

Jamie said...

Love, love it! Very cute! Can't wait to see the rest of the room!

melissa said...

Carrie~it's the perfect solution! I'll have to remember the tape as well. Henry is just adorable!

Christie said...

I have been eyeing those curtains from PBK for Gibson's room -- once I finally get around to changing the walls to something other than the lavender that they are now. His sister only moved out over a year ago...

Juice said...

Love it! What did you decide about the rug??

Jo said...

Love, love, love it!

Hope all is well in your home ~ I've been thinking of you.

Jo

the undomesticated wife said...

Great job on the curtains!

Momma to Bug said...

Great idea! How crafty you are! Thanks for the reminder of what life will be like in six months for me (i.e. waking up at 4 am). OH the joys!!!

-Desiree

Kari Nina said...

Just wanted to let you know I love your blog. I tagged you on my blog! Have fun!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

This Miss Treatment, is speaking to me! Res-Q-Tape....I've never heard of this wonder tape. Which is unusual for the women who hunts high and low for sewing alternatives and owns a multitude of glue guns in various shapes and varying temperatures.
The curtains came out wonderful. I like the versatility.

Sweet Wishes,
Sara

Jessica said...

Well done! I would have been a little nervous too! Can't blame you...

Jen r. said...

Very very cute!

Davene said...

It looks great! I love those colors for a little boy's room. :)

Have a wonderful Easter!

sherri said...

Good tip- Res Q tape. I will definitely remember that since I'm NOT a sewer! Thanks!~Sherri

the undomesticated wife said...

Happy Easter girlfriend!

Juice said...

Thanks for the tip on the bagels!! I checked my Walmart and they do not carry them (bummer! Nor do they carry greek yogurt. Guess that's what happens when you shop a non-Gucci Walmart! I bet the Walmart in my parent's retirement community has both. Sigh...). Can't wait to see the rug. :)

Abigail Hutchinson said...

Ohhhhhhhh I love the curtains! They look great!!!!! Can't wait to see the little paintings you are making for the room too!

sweetfunkyvintage said...

So pretty!
missy