Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Beachy Window Treatments from Fence Boards

 I've been bouncing back and forth between my Beachy Guest Room makeover and my bathroom update but today I thought I'd share my window treatment for the guest room.  Using old fence boards makes a simple, rustic treatment for hanging curtains. 
I got the fence boards for free on Freecycle and then purchased the hooks at Menard's. They were black so I sprayed them white and then lightly distressed them.  I just spaced them out by "eye-balling" it until I had 16 on each board.  
Using an awl, I poked a starter hole for each of the top screws.  
Hubby did the hanging.  I wanted to make sure they were securely anchored so we did that using wall anchors and four screws to attach to the wall above the windows.
If you wanted to, you could add tie backs to keep the curtains open but since these are so sheer, I opted to have them down.  For the winter, I plan to make some heavier curtains so I will probably add tie backs of some sort.
It's a simple, inexpensive, yet unique treatment that would look good in just about any room I think.  Always fun to add something 'unexpected' in the rooms we decorate, don't you think?