Sunday, February 19, 2012

Bookshelf Curtains Tutorial

Living in an apartment leaves you with minimal space to work with and storage is a nightmare! I decided to use one of my many bookshelf to store my crafting supplies. The bookshelf is located in my living room and I just hated how everything look up for display for everyone to see.


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Updated picture!
I decided to name all the things that are on my bookshelves!





 I would look at the bookshelf everyday and get irritated but I had nowhere else to place my supplies. Until one night a light bulb came on!




Why don't I just do little curtains?!
 All I did was measure the shelves and added extra 2 inches to each side and 3 inches on to . It was and easy sewing job since they are just squares. I used red thread to make it pop a little and match my curtains.

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As you can see my little monster mess on the bottom bookshelf. The last two shelves are used to store his toys. 
 I used a dowel and half a wine cork on each side to hold up the curtains. I really did not want to make holes on my bookshelves or glue anything on it. The fabric is light enough that it does not weight it down. 



Super easy and wonderful to cover up my messy bookshelf. 
Thank you all for joining me!

Till Later.


42 comments:

Reba and Eldarose, sisters, friends and co-bloggers said...

Cute idea. I really like curtains used in this way. I think they add a great decorative element.

Eldarose from http://RE-inventedstyle.blogspot.com

Stefanie's Blissful Happiness said...

I love the idea! It looks great! My favorite part is how you hung them, good thinking and a good price! Thanks for sharing!

Stefanie
myblissfulhappiness.blogspot.com

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

This is an awesome idea! I have a lot of my craft stuff on a book shelf and even though it's all in those clear shoe boxes...it still looks messy! Thanks for sharing this! Also, thank you for visiting my blog and following me. I'm happily following you back via Linky!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Looks fab--love the fabric!

Kelly @ Live.Laugh.Rowe said...

Hi Loren!
Thanks a million for linking up to the blog hop! Wishing you the very best in your bloggy endeavors! New follower :)

Kelly
www.livelaughrowe.com

Carol Ann said...

Great idea and pretty, too:) This would work great for my daughter, I'm passing it on to her, thanks!

CREATIVE MIND said...

This is so nice,,I like the idea! very well..
I am following you back,Thanks :)

Papgena Made It said...

Great solution!
Thanks for your visit, I now follow you! :D

momto8 said...

great idea!! and it keeps everything you use accessible!
i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Rebekah said...

I also am currently living in a smaller apartment and space really does stink! I love what you have done by adding a curtain. Super cute! BTW thanks for following my blog! I love having new readers! You can add me as a new follower also!

The Stuff of Success said...

Love the curtains. It looks so much nicer. I am here from the Sunday Social at The Sasse Life. Feel free to stop over at TheStuffofSuccess and say hello. I am your newest follower.

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes And Cozy Home Kitchen said...

Hi Loren-

That is a great idea with the corks. I have been wanting to make a little curtain to hide junk under my sewing table. I have the fabric and have been testing a tension rod, but am not sure that will work. If not, I will certainly try the cork idea.

Like you, I prefer a clean look without the clutter, so the curtains to hide everything is a great idea.

Thanks for sharing on the Your Cozy Home Party. Please remember to include your link back inside the post. Thanks!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Great idea!

Danielle

Aledia said...

Hi!
Visiting you from Cozy Home and I'm your newest follower on Linky :)

Your bookshelf curtains are a fabulous idea and I love the material you chose!

Have a great week!
Aledia

Tranae said...

Nice. Really cute idea.

Tranae
www.becomingfab.com

Tiffani Rose said...

Those are so cute!!

I am a new follower and a fellow Lone Star Lady :) Looking forward to getting to know you better!

You can find out more about me at my blog, http://thoughtsfromtiffani.blogspot.com

Talk to you soon!!

Monica said...

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Helena Davey said...

This is great. I love the pop of color. We have the same problem in our apartment, plus with only North facing windows the place is pretty dark. What a fun way to lighten up a space.

Katie Goldsworthy said...

Awesome idea!!! They shelf curtains look really good!!!

Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!

--Katie

the cape on the corner said...

great idea! not only does it hide all your stuff, but it adds color and fun.

Magnolia Cottage said...

Greetings,

I love what you have done with your bookshelf...the patterned curtains are gorgeous! Hope you will visit Magnolia Cottage.

Lisa

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Really great idea using curtains, and really like your fabric choice. I love how you hung them, how creative is that. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best!

Our Delightful Home said...

This is such a creative idea! I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Mrs. Delightful
ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Love the fabric for the shelf curtains and room curtains!
Emily
domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

Abby said...

That is so smart! I like how you can still see each shelf, such a creative idea!

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing your creative idea at Potpourri Friday!

Jessica Kielman said...

I have a similar bookshelf w/ all of my craft supplies, and I hung a tension rod on the front with a curtain, but I love yours! I am hosting my 2nd link party, and would love for you to add this along with anything else you like!

http://www.mom4realky.blogspot.com/2012/02/4-real-friday-link-party-2.html

Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

Sherry said...

I love the bright cheerful fabric and the idea to hide the clutter. I have a sewing room but sometimes all of the clutter is distracting, your idea might be the perfect solution for me.

OhioMomPatriot said...

The fabric is great and now it looks so nice and finished. Thanks for sharing!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wonderfully cute and clever idea! So nice to have you join the party! Hope you'll be a regular!

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

Cute fix!

Clairejustine said...

Great idea,love the fabric :) thanks for linking up :)

Jill ~ Jillify It said...

What a great idea for your bookcase! I would love it if you would link up to my party going on now!

Jill
www.jillifyit.com

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

Great idea! You're a feature this week! Stop by and check yourself out!

http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2012/03/features-from-last-weeks-party.html

Amy said...

Genius! What a simple, fabulous solution! Love that fabric too. We're featuring you at Shine on Fridays tomorrow!

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild said...

Hi Loren,
Great idea. I just bought IKEA cabinet doors myself a few weeks ago for the exact same reason: open shelves can be just too busy...

Loren, thank you for linking it up at http://www.FineCraftGuild.com/party/ . When you have a moment, could you please link back to us ? Thank you os much!

R

FineArtPainting said...

Oh, you must be happy looking at this new cabinet. So fun (besides being so tidy).

Thank you for linking back to the party at FineCraftGuild.com btw. that is most appreciated as well as your contribution to it.

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

What a smart idea! I love that everything is so stylishly concealed! Thanks so much for linking up to my party this week.

Michelle Smith said...

The bookshelves curtains are beautiful. The post is very useful

Curtain

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