Final Boy's Room details today… These casual drapery panels were just about the easiest "diy" to date. All I did was embellish Ikea Ready Made Drapery Panels with a grid work pattern using Black Grosgrain ribbon. I was planning on attaching the ribbon with some iron-on hem tape, but as I was purchasing all of my materials, at the local craft store, on December 22nd…. I was surrounded by holiday shopping mayhem & 30 people deep lines & grabbed the wrong thing, but it worked great! I used Aleene's Peel & Stick Tape, which is specifically designed for fabric to fabric adhesion. The double sided tape is extremely sticky & delicate, but relatively simple to work with. I will recommend that you use the thickest width you can find. I used the 1" thick tape for my 1 1/2" thick ribbon for 90% of my project. I had to resort to the thinner version for the remainder and was not as pleased. Doubling up was a little more challenging.
I normally prefer a more tailored drape/rod detail & swear by drapery hooks, but felt the look I was going for in this space was definitely more relaxed. This is the first time I have ever used clips… and love the feel for this room. I had originally hung a black drapery rod & the panels looked like ghosts floating in mid air! And quickly changed my mind to these Martha Stewart Living Wooden Rods & Rings from Home Depot. The fantastic thing about these Rods is that they are easily cut to size to create a custom look.
And last but not least, the most dramatic part of the makeover, the paint. I used Behr Paint in Flat for the walls & gloss for the trim to really make the two contrast well. And I used the same Home Decorators Collection for Behr Paint Color that we used on our Living Room & Bathroom Ceilings, Totally Black. It is a great true black.
I am so glad you all have loved this room so much. I was honestly a bit paralyzed when it came to the idea of designing a 15 year old boy's space, but am so glad I trusted my gut & went for it. And the best part is, he loves it.
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Happy Friday loves!!
xo - Kristin