Repurposed scarf projects for home decor are one of my favourite things to do because they’re quick, easy, and usually very inexpensive… like my repurposed scarf bench seat makeover. This scarf curtain is all of those things too, and I’ve been wanting to do this project for quite some time.
But I had to wait until I found the perfect scarf, and I finally did, at my local thrift shop’s two for $1 scarf sale.
I almost didn’t post this project because it’s so easy, but then I thought… why not?
For my scarf curtain I’m using some small curtain rings, a small tension rod, and my thrifted blue scarf.
You’ll see how perfect this scarf is for this project when I’m finished.
The first thing I did was spray paint the curtain rings white with a paint and primer combo.
After spraying the tops using this box I then sat the rings on top and sprayed the bottoms.
Here’s a close up of a ring. To insert the scarf I simply pressed on the large circle and the clasp opened up so I could insert the fabric.
I added all my rings, 10 in total, spaced evenly apart.
Then I slid the rings over the tension curtain rod.
Here’s the little room off the kitchen where the curtain is going. Monkey loves sitting in that little window. We removed the original door years ago because it really got in the way of going in and out. It’s being saved for a some day project.
When we moved in back in 1998 a neighbour told us that years and years ago this room was a postal drop off for local mail. At some point the mail boxes had been removed. Yikes! To each his own, but I would have loved those myself. The original exterior window, which is sealed closed now to keep out the winter chill, was a swing out for easy access.
Now this little 4′ x 8′ storage room has to serve many different practical storage purposes… coats, hats, shoes, boots, tools, recycle bin, etc etc etc.
It’ll be getting a total makeover at some point, it’s in line behind a few other rooms, but until then I really wanted to make this view go away.
I put the tension rod in place, twisting it in place until it was tight, and just like that it looks so much better.
I didn’t want the scarf to go right to the floor so when I attached the rings I folded it over to make a valance. This gives Monkey, and our other three cats, easy access under the curtain without having to move it with a paw to get through. I don’t think the curtain would last very long if they had to do that.
This scarf curtain is a perfect solution because we don’t need or want to see inside this room all the time, and the light from the window still comes through.
We can just keep the curtain open when we want.
But it will stay closed most of the time. It’s such a prettier view that way, and it makes me so happy not to see into that room.
This scarf curtain cost me just $1.08 because everything was thrifted. The scarf was 50 cents, the curtain rings were 50 cents for 20 and I only used 10, and the I got three of the small tension rods for $1 and I only used one.
So if you need a cheap and cheerful door coverage solution a scarf curtain just may be the answer. Whether it’s meant to be temporary or permanent it’s so quick and easy, and you get a lot of bang for your decorating buck… or in my case a buck and 8 cents.
It always amazes me when a project so simple can make such a huge difference. To see more of my repurposed scarf projects click here.
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Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!