Yesterday I popped over to Ikea and picked up the LILL curtains for a bargain price of $5.99!
I had measured my windows and worked out how many packs I would need to recreate my 'designer, sheer curtain look' on a VR budget. I grabbed some poles and rod hooks and I was all set and ready to get started.
First off, I got my trusty little pink tool kit out, (thanks again AB - best present ever!) and got started on screwing the rod hooks into the ceiling.
The poles came next. Super easy as they are extendable. I was able to make them the exact size I needed for the windows. The exception being the living room as this is really wide. It required two poles, a pole connector and an extra rod hook for support in the centre.
Then I simply threaded the curtains over the pole and added extra curtain panels until I achieved the right amount of gathering.
All done in under 30 minutes! For the bedrooms, I used two packs of Ikea LILL curtains, a pole and two rod hooks. Totalling to $17 per bedroom. The living room used twice the amount of the bedroom, a total of $34.
Yes, they my not be my dream sheers, but for a total price of $68, for some nice bright white sheers that pop against my grey walls and give me the privacy I wanted, I think they are pretty perfect!