Friday, April 29, 2011

FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY



I shared the newly rebuilt pergola (HERE if you missed it) yesterday
and several of you asked about the sheer panels
I used for the drapes and how I put them up.
So here's more information~

The panels are tulle that I found at IKEA-
2 panels for $4.99
unbelievable price!!
Love it!


They are extra long- and can be cut to length- they are not hemmed on the bottom
but they work well for outdoors as they are.

I purchased 10' long metal conduit poles at the hardware store-
about $3.00 each
and the $.25 metal clips to hold them on.
I only had to purchase 2 new poles- three of the old ones were usable and the 4th pole
that had bent all crazy, I was able to use two sections of by cutting it.
You will need a hacksaw to cut the poles to the length you need
and an joint piece or extra clip if you need longer than 10 ft lengths and need to join two pieces.

(Just one more screw and it will be done...gotta love the tag!)

They work really well, because they are galvanized and don't rust easily.
Just attached them to the pergola frame and put the curtains on them just like a curtain rod.


Voila!
Instant romantic pergola!


:)

French Country Cottage

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I appreciate it!
Though sometimes it takes me the awhile to get by to visit everyone-
I love seeing what each of you are doing and sharing!



The Hopeless Romantic shared her dreamy bedroom

Bee Interiors shared this sideboard re-do

The French Hutch shared a darling garden tea party.

Southern Charm shared a beautiful Easter tablescape.

Low Country Living shared her beautiful open shelving.
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55 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting Feathered Nest Friday and a BIG thanks for sharing how you installed your tulle. I have an area on my deck that this would be perfect for.

    Blessings

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  2. Courtney,
    The panels on the pergola are divine! Would love to see that lit up at night with candles or fairy lights. Very romantic. Thanks for having us!
    Sherry

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  3. those curtains really give a big impact to your outdoor space - they make it seem soft and intimate. Would so love to drop by for a little visit!

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  4. Those drapes just add to the space. Thanks for hosting, Courtney.

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  5. Love your sheer drapes Courtney and I will have to remember the hardware, genius! Thank you for hosting!!

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  6. Hi Courtney,
    Your blog is beautiful! Thanks for hosting Feathered Nest Friday. I just became a follower and linked up. Hope everyone enjoys my "feminine flair".
    Rosemary

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  7. Hey Friday Friend! Love seeing more of your gorgeous romantic pergola! We linked up our Party post since it included a little sneak peek of Heather's cabinets (with a shout-out to you!). :-) Thanks for hosting!
    Vanessa

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  8. Your pergola is simply elegant! How nice for entertaining.

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  9. What a wonderful addition to your pergola & brilliant using conduit for your rods!

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  10. Courtney that was a KILLER deal on those sheers!! Thank you so much for sharing that! They do add the absolute perfect touch to your pergola! Dang I wants me a pergola now just so I can hang those sheers and have me some romance!LOL! You never dissapoint with your beautiful posts! Vanna

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  11. oh Courtney! lovin' that pergola and ikea sheers!!
    I'll be over later with a bottle of fizzy and pink dragees to celebrate ~ lol!!
    xo, Rosemary

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  12. Your new pergola looks gorgeous! I love your sheer drapes, so dreamy and romantique:)

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  13. It's just beautiful! I'd love to redo my back porch into something like this. Thanks for hosting.

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  14. Oh I would love to find some sheers like this for my enclosed porch!! Your pergola is just awesome with it's new dress!

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  15. Hi Courtney, Thanks for showing us how you attached the curtains. Love the Tulle. Thanks so much for hosting.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  16. Thanks so much for hosting!!!

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  17. Hi Courtney, you are so clever! I wish I had a pergola just so I could put up some breezy curtains. Have a wonderful weekend. xo Lynn

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  18. So romantic and dreamy! I seem to say that alot when I'm visiting you :)) Thank you for hosting us again this week!

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  19. Your pergola is amazing!
    Also, thanks for hosting us each week!

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  20. Your pergola is wonderful and the panels are perfect. What a great find. Hugs, Marty

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  21. I love the sheer on your pergola! What a charming and romantic spot you have.

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  22. Hi Courtney, Your rebuilt pergola is looking so cozy, the panels are a perfect touch. What a great deal you found at IKEA, you couldn't even buy fabric and sew them at that price. Great job.

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  23. I SO love your pergola and what you've done to it! I did not know about those panels at IKEA -- that is a STEAL! I may have to go get some to use for decorating at my son's wedding . . . glad I live close to one! Thanks for the great info!

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  24. Your pergola is lovely, Courtney! The sheers are the perfect touch...and what a bargain! Happy weekend...hugs...Debbie

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  25. Courtney your pergola looks beautiful and I love the look the panels add to it. Thanks for hosting, Martina

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  26. Thank you so much for hosting this great party! I love your pergola, and your new work, it turned out beautiful and inviting with those pannels! I also love your little bistro table, it's so cute! I love this!
    Hugs
    FABBY

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  27. What a great idea for the sheers! They look wonderful.

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  28. I'm so glad you were able to get the repairs done so quickly! Love the panels...what a great deal, you can't beat IKEA'S products.

    XO,
    Jane

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  29. Oh, what a romantic look those sheers bring. Looks so good! Thanks for the party and for showing us other blog posts we may have missed.
    Donna

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  30. Your pergola is beautiful! I am sure you want to be outside all the time. :)

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  31. Visiting over from the At the Picket Fence link party. The drapes you put up in the pergola are so elegant....I love it! I'd just sit there all day and read! :)

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  32. Thanks for sharing some highlights, Courtney! They look FAB! And thanks for hosting!

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  33. Courtney it is so pretty. I want a pergola soooo bad.

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  34. Very crafty with the curtains there Miss Courtney. I want a pergola like that! I'm going to try and do a post about something other than photography next week so I can link up :)

    Hugs ♥ Tricia

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  35. The pergola is amazing! And the drapes...breathtaking! I would sit out there every single day!! Enjoy! Christie

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  36. Courtney, how very dreamy and romantic your pergola is!! Love how the sheer panels add just a hint of mystery and room-like feel!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  37. beautiful curtains! Would love to party on your pergola! dreamy!
    xx
    misty
    ps. thanks for hosting the linky!

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  38. The pergola looks great...what a job to reconstruct it though! And, to move it ...can't wait to see what you do with the old spot it stood in. Your draperies are wonderful; the really soften the whole look. Hugs-Diana

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  39. Hi Courtney....I have those same IKEA curtains from Ikea in mine and my daughter's room. Not only are they the cheapest things in the world, but I also love them to death!!

    Have a great weekend...
    Lisa

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  40. I just read about 25 of these posts on your party link up. Great party!!! Found some great blogs too.

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  41. love the curtain treatments...i've been pondering doing the same thing with our arbor since the panels are so cheap at ikea...perhaps this summer i will get around to it!

    alison

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  42. Hey Friday friend! Thanks for linking up your lovely pergola to Inspiration Friday this week!
    I have had it on my mind as I dream about summer and imagine sitting out there with a mojito or glass of wine in hand. So sick of being cold! :-)
    Vanessa

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  43. What a lovely touch to your patio!

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  44. Courtney, I am so happy your pergola is rebuilt. Your patio looks like a romantic dream! I am trying to get caught-up on some blogs while I have internet service. It has been so sketchy since Wednesday!

    I will try to link-up with this party next week. My husband is making me something for my birthday, so I can write a post about it and join-in on the fun. :D

    Thanks for hosting, and I am going to try to visit some of the blogs participating in this week's party.

    (((hugs))),
    Ricki Jill

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  45. Hi Courtney,
    The curtains add a great finishing touch to your lovely pergola.
    Rhonda

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  46. What a completely dreeeeeamy place to kick back, Courtney! I just love this outdoor room you created! Beautiful! Thanks for the scoop on the drapes, too. Brilliant!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  47. The sheer panels add such a lovely touch. Hugs!

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  48. Love those curtains. So much nicer than the plastic blinds we have.Fiona

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  49. Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment on my blog for my FNF entry. I really appreciate it! And I love the pergola. The curtains and fountain really make it perfect.

    Emily
    http://lovelybeasts.blogspot.com

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  50. We can't believe the price on the curtains - wow! We just had friends that finished a pergola last year....we'll suggest these panels to them...then, we may pick some up to put along our porches :) Thanks for the great idea!!
    Karla & Karrie

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  51. Thanks so much for featuring us! We really appreciate it!

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  52. Awesome project! I love what you did with the curtains- and I'm excited that you found them at IKEA and at such a great price! I've been to our local IKEA a handful of times, but I get so overwhelmed in there I miss the little things. I really need to make a note to poke through their fabric/drapery department next time I'm over there.

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