Simple Farmhouse Window Treatments

Simple Farmhouse Window Treatments
Simple Farmhouse Window Treatments

When I bought my home, I had NO clue how expensive window treatments could be. This is one home decor area I am always looking for chic yet inexpensive way to get around. One of my favorite window treatments I have in my house is located in my bathroom. Let me tell you, it was the most simple to create. Best of all, it was ridiculously inexpensive! I managed to make the entire thing for less than $25!

The backstory to this project… I had just gone through a large change in my life, finished putting a new roof on my home and quickly discovered there was significant water damage to one wall in my bathroom. Things happen in threes, right? As I was trying to figure out how to pay for all this as a solo {single women, it’s OK you will manage to make it work!} I needed a quick answer to the naked window in this new space. Didn’t need my poor neighbors getting a show every time I used my new shower! So I went on the hunt for a cheap and cheerful window treatment to really finish off the room.

Inspiration for this project came from Laura at http://www.OliveandLove.com. She had a lovely solution for shower curtains using an old piece of wood and sheer curtains. Voila! All the help I needed.

What You’ll Need

Supplies:

  • Hooks {I ordered these but you can use these, or these}
  • 2 ½ inch wood screws
  • Old Barnwood
  • Curtains {I ordered these but you can try these or these}

Tools:

  •  Stud Finder
  • Impact Driver/Cordless Drill
  • Level
  • Tape Measure

I think the hardest part of this project was finding the perfect old, weathered and aged board. I just happened to have a board from an old pallet I dismantled a few years prior and was just waiting for the right project. Now, I’ve seen old wood advertised on Craigslist, on The Facebook Marketplace, and at my local salvage store. Just in case you don’t have your own perfect board sitting around.

After searching for a while looking for inexpensive sheer tab curtains, Amazon was my best option. Knowing the curtains I ordered had 7 tabs each; I made sure I ordered at least 7 hooks. Measuring the board, I made sure I spaced them somewhat equally. Lets be honest I HATE math I tried to visually measure out evenly spaced placement of the hooks, I wont lie, I didn’t measure these out to the 1/8th of an inch. Visual guessing was OK for me.

Oh Duncan, he’s always my biggest helper and invader of my personal space.

Once the hooks were all fixed to the board, I needed to find my studs over the window. I realized that they were not very even consistent. Nothing in this house seems to be when I need it! Going with it, I decided exposed screws would add to the farmhouse/industrial look. So drilling right into the studs from the front of the board, I attached the board flush to the wall.

Taking a little inspiration from french window treatments, I decided to cross the sheers, providing more coverage and giving me this look I absolutely LOVE!

I promise I will get better photos up once we get some sunshine! It’s been almost impossible to get good shots here recently in the less than ideal lit places in my home.

Hope you everyone gains a little inspiration from this post. Please share your favorite window treatments. I can’t wait to see what you guys have come up with.

Have a fantastic rest of your week!

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