Monday, February 13, 2012

DIY Grommet Man Cave Curtains

The man room is the one place in the house that I don't get to decorate. I can have my opinion, but in the end, it's Hubby who decides how he wants to decorate. However, I did offer to make manly curtains for the room to block out the sun while he plays video games!

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First, I special ordered 10 yards of striped fabric (picked by Hubby) for the curtains. For the black portion at the top, I bought a heavy industrial fabric so the grommets wouldn't pull on the fabric and rip it.

I washed and ironed all my fabric before starting. Annoying, but worth it in the end.
I attached the black fabric to the striped curtain panels.
I finished all the edges except the bottom and cut off the excess.
I've never used grommets before, but it was pretty easy to follow. Each package came with a template and 8 grommets.

I measured each curtain panel and marked the area where I wanted each grommet placed.
Then I used the template to mark each circle.I cut out all the holes a little smaller than the size of the cirlce. I'd rather be too small and have to cut more than have a hole that's too big and can't be fixed.
The front and back grommet pieces snap on and I tucked the excess fabric inside.
(FYI, snapping the grommet was a bit of a challenge with such heavy fabric. This is where Hubby is asked to help!)
Finally, I hung up the curtains and then hemmed the bottom so they almost hit the floor.
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20 comments :

  1. Another post that makes me wish I could sew! Your curtains look fabulous.

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  2. love that! i always want to try grommeting something. is that a verb? i can make that a verb. these look fab!

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  3. Great job. Hubby has good taste in curtain material in a manly way. Really like them.

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  4. They look fantastic! I love the look of grommets, but I've never used them. I like the fabric he picked. Very impressive!

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  5. Great curtains - you did a wonderful job!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. You did an amazing job with the curtains! I would love for you to stop by and link up at my linky party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  7. I always wondered how you do the grommets. I love the look of them. He picked out a great fabric! And you as always make it look so freaking easy!

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  8. I love your curtains, they are beautiful! Thanks for visiting and your nice comments!

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  9. I just saw those grommets at the store the other day!! Sooo exciting! I am glad to see from your experience that they work well enough and turn out lovely, err.. handsome!!

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  10. Very nice! I'm not much of a seamstress, but your tutorial makes me feel like I might be able to pull it off :)
    I'd love for you to come share these at my new "Get Creative" linky party!
    http://justalittlecreativity.blogspot.com/2012/02/get-creative-linky-party-week-one.html
    Hope to see you there
    -Molly
    Just a Little Creativity

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  11. Beautiful job. I've never used grommets but you make it looks so easy. Great tutorial! ;)

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  12. Thanks for the tutorial. I'm redecorating my girls room and curtains are next on the list!

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  13. Great Guy room curtains, thanks for sharing them and how to. Found you at Friday Fun Party (Craftionary)

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  14. How cool is this? They turned out fabulous. Love your wall color, too! Thanks so much for linking this up with Mop It Up Mondays at i should be mopping the floor last week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  15. Lisa, the curtains for the man-cave turned out incredibly! Love the striped fabric against the black band on top. So professionally done!

    Jenn

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  16. You have been featured on Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot! Thanks for stopping by my party!

    Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  17. I'm coming from Our Delightul Home, Good tutorial! I've always wanted to do this, but was scared! Maybe now is the time to try! Thanks

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  18. Thank you for your contribution to our 'Time for a Party' link-up. As I am about to do a curtain project, I appreciate all extra info on this topic. Thank you!


    Tomorrow we'll open a NEW party at http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/ and we'd love to see you there then again with a beautiful project like this.

    Till then! Keep up that great creativity!!!

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  19. cool idea.. love the fabric..
    Thanks for linking up at friday fun party..
    Love
    Hani
    craftionary.net

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  20. These look awesome and I love the big grommets! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

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