Buying a new house is no joke! After moving all your stuff, then comes blinds, yard, and so many other projects. It really never ends. We have got so much done in the short 3 weeks we have lived here. We finally got shutters and shades. I just had to go ahead and get my curtain rod and curtains hung too!
I have had this brass curtain rod for months. It has been waiting for it’s time to shine. I knew when I saw it, it would be perfect. The rod looks even better than I thought it would and it coordinates great with our cabinet hardware. I also got the matching clip rings. Brass is making a comeback people! Get on board. You won’t be disappointed.
I wanted neutral curtains that didn’t stand out but made an elegant statement. The first thing that came to mind was pleats. I really wanted triple pleated curtains that were a white linen. I envisioned the perfect curtain and that definitely came with a price tag. Sighhhhhh. Curtains can be so expensive, especially with pleats. That hefty price tag was not in the budget, so I came up with a plan B. IKEA came to the rescue with the look I wanted without the price tag.
The Ritva curtains from IKEA are so versatile and can be hung multiple ways. One way is with pleat hooks. YAY! No need to add pleater tape. These curtains have a rod pocket, tabs, and pleater tabs. They come in 118-inch length with two panels of only $34.99. You really can not beat that price. I made this quick video to show you how to add pleater hooks to your curtain. I wanted three pleats. So, I got four prong pleater hooks. If you do not want that many pleats, you can get two prong pleater hooks. The package comes with a single pleat hook for each end of your curtain. This will help your curtain panel hang properly on the ends and look finished.
Just like that, you have pleated curtains for a very affordable price. One small project done….723,456,000 to go….