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Do it Yourself Curtains and Drapes: Custom Window Treatments with Crowns, Holdbacks, and Sheer Curtains

There’s no doubt that every homeowner starts out with a whole lot of questions, especially at the beginning of the do it yourself curtains and drapes process. The problem is, without the right answers, most homeowners throw up their hands and just give up. Luckily for you, here is the video every homeowner needs to see so you can find the success you’re looking for.

Do it Yourself Curtains and Drapes: Custom Window Treatments with Crowns, Holdbacks, and Sheer Curtains

 Hi this is Steve and we are here at the Galaxy-Design showroom and my goal is to go ahead and demonstrate for you how to put up one of our French Shell Combo do it yourself curtains and drapes combos.

This is one of the many DIY designs we offer for curtains online. These DIY combo packages are complete, stand alone, custom drapery kits. They include a pair of draperies, the valances, all of the hardware and they are available with or without the Swarovski crystal embellishments. Now I’m going to show you how to put one up, step-by-step.

What you will receive in our combo packages is:
1. One of our crowns that comes with a peg on the back of it.
2. You will also receive two of our holdbacks.
3. Mounting brackets
4. Color screws
5. French scrolls
6. Design Illustrations
7. A Crystal kit
8. Zip locks

You will have all the tools necessary to install your very own custom window treatments and if you have any questions, you can find answers on our website.

These custom curtain designs combos are also good for:
Bedroom curtains
Blackout curtains
Kitchen curtains
Window coverings
Window curtains
Window treatments
Curtains and blinds
Curtains and valances

Our innovative drapery scroll design comes with two wires on the back. These wires are used for your draperies as well as your valances. All you have to do is loosen up the nuts, pull the wires out.

Now you are looking at the mounting brackets. The mounting brackets come with the extension screws inside of them. This allows you to have more than one layer of window treatments on your windows. All you have to do is simply use a screwdriver to loosen the screw on this side and pull out the extension and place it on the back of the scroll. Then slip the holdback bracket back onto the scroll. Just leave them loose for the time being, do not over tighten them.

Next we will show you how to put up the scrolls. To do this you need a Philips screwdriver, tape measure, and a drill with a hex-head driver attachment at the end.

Now I have asked my assistant to come in and help me put up this window treatment. This window treatment that we are working is for a six foot opening with ten feet from floor to ceiling. I’m now going to ask Hector to begin mounting the bracket for us so we can see what measurements we need as we are putting them up.

Your first bracket will be mounted in alignment with the top of the window and four inches from the side of the window. That’s where your first bracket will be mounted. I usually like to recommend that you leave those brackets loose simply because you will be able to sleeve the scrolls in there much easier this way.

The second bracket for the scrolls will be placed at 10 inches above the window and 12 inches into the window.

For this particular demonstration we are going to go ahead and do some sheer curtains so we will use a drop-in bracket for the sheers. If you order your sheer curtains through us, this drop-in bracket will be included.

This drop-in bracket will be place right next to the first bracket. Four inches to the left and right on the inside of it.

Now that we have the arms up, we are going to go ahead and bring the drapes in and slip the scrolls onto the brackets.

 Now I’m slipping the fabric right on to the first wire. Once I’ve done that I’m going to go ahead and place it back over the scrolls. Once I’ve placed them back on, I’m going to securer them with the nuts so that they don’t fall out.

All Hector does now is simply slips the scrolls onto the brackets.

We have now gone ahead and put up the drapes and the valances and the scrolls are up. Now I am going to create a swag by pulling this fabric up with my hand and then folding the first fold inward then working my way up towards the center. Once I have done this, I simply take one of the zip locks that was provided and I wrap it around and lock it in place. Don’t over-tighten it we just want to mark where we will be working.

What we are going to do now is fix the pleats on the bottom to make them orderly. Now we take the trim that is hanging from the middle from the back of the peg and wrap it around the bottom of the arm of the scroll.

So for this demonstration I have chosen sheers with just a bit of ruffle on the top and I slipped it onto the curtain rods. We already have the brackets up so we are going to go ahead and ask Hector to put it up.

Now that we’ve got everything up, it looks beautiful. So far so good. There are still some minor touches to be done. Now I’m going to go ahead and put up the holdback and then we will do the final touch ups.

So we are now doing the finishing touches which is simply putting up the holdbacks. Drapery holdbacks are usually mounted four feet from the floor.

Now the holdback is up. All we need to do is using the same technique simply working your fabric through to the top and rest it on the holdback.

Here we have completed a very extravagant window treatment. We hope that we were able to contribute to the quality of your life by showing you how to do this yourself.

Until next time, Galaxy-Design.

By the way, if you really want to Dress your windows and not simply cover them, use this promo code CL01 to receive 25% off from our online show room! Check it out here

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