Happy Monday everyone!
Yesterday my hubby and I transformed the plain white wall above our bed into a magical and romantic headboard that cost us just $10! This was such an easy project and it really added a lot of warmth to our bedroom.
What you’ll need…
Curtain rod long enough to stretch the width of your mattress
Sheer curtains – any color is fine, as long as they’re sheer
Ribbon or other material to tie back curtains
One strand of icicle lights
Extension cord if necessary
Level (or an iPhone with the compass/level app)
Note: I happen to have an abnormal number of icicle light strands lying around because we THOUGHT we were going to use them to decorate the tent at our wedding. We bought each box for around $5 after Christmas a couple years ago so I didn’t have to spend any money on those. I also had a really nice extendable curtain rod set that I bought at a yard sale last summer for $8. Woohoo! Always check your local thrift stores/yard sales before you buy new for things like this.
Reduce – Reuse – Recycle (and save $)!!
How to do it…
- The first step is to find the center of the wall that you’re using and mark it with a pencil. If your bed is off-center, you can just find the center of your bed and use that as your middle point. To ensure that your curtain rod is centered in your “work space”, measure the length of the rod, divide that number by 2, and measure out from your center point that many inches on each side:
For a 60 inch curtain rod, measure 30 inches to the left of center and 30 inches to the right – these are the places where you will hang the brackets
- Once the brackets are in place, hang your icicle lights so they extend straight across the top, and straight down the wall on the outside of the brackets. Note: If the lights need additional support, you can hang small picture nails or command hooks to prevent drooping.
- Now you’re ready to hang the curtains – slide your sheer curtain panels onto the curtain rod and insert into the brackets so the icicle lights are behind the curtains
- If you like the way the curtains look hanging “closed”, you can leave them the way they are! I adjusted the fabric so all of the lights were tucked behind and tied the curtains back with a piece of cream satin ribbon.
- Plug the icicle lights in and make any necessary adjustments!
- Get comfy and enjoy!❤
Please note that you should probably not leave the lights on for an extended period of time or while you’re not home – while the lights don’t normally get very hot, this is still technically a fire hazard and should only be used while supervised.