Blogger Abigail Green is the epitome of Colorado's minimalist style. The Denver native is a wordsmith, photographer, product stylist, and avid DIYer who's not afraid to pull out the power tools or her electrical wiring skills to bring her vision to life.
You may have gotten to know Abigail when she taught us how to make a live edge window valance or leather tab sheer curtains. Now she's back with another beautiful project: how to make a cozy patio nook with sheer curtains.
The curtains we used are Blinds.com Easy Rod Pocket Curtains in Raw Silk Crepe Lily (same ones we used in our living room curtain project, if you remember that project!). I love these curtains because they're a beautiful shade of white with a sheer texture that gives a very flow-y feel to them.
What You Need:
- Medium Gauge Wire Cable
- Cable Clamp set
- Hook and Eye Turnbuckle
- Threaded Hook
- Blinds.com Easy Rod Pocket Curtains in Raw Silk Crepe Lily
- 4x4 Wooden Posts
How to Make a DIY Curtain Nook with Sheer Curtains
1. Install wooden posts.
Abigail used existing posts on her patio. If you need to add posts yourself, you can follow the instructions here.
2. Pre-drill holes in posts and install threaded hooks.
3. Loop cable through turnbuckle and secure with cable clamps.
4. Thread curtains onto cable.
To protect your fingers and prevent the wire from snagging the fabric, wrap the end of your cable with duct tape before you feed in through the curtain pocket.
5. Secure wire to the post hooks and other anchors.
Abigail attached her wire to posts on one side, and the house on the other. If your structure is free standing, you can use 4 posts.
6. Arrange curtains.
If desired, knot the side curtains so guests can filter in and out easily and the space doesn't feel closed off.
7. Clip on lights to add some ambiance.
Abigail chose globe lights with white cords so they would blend well with the curtains around the patio.
8. Add some freshness with a natural garland.
In the winter, use evergreen boughs. Come summertime, eucalyptus or boxwood garlands will add seasonal freshness.
9. Bring in seating and accessories.
Finish off your space with seating, an outdoor rug, cozy blankets, pillows, and other accessories.
In any season, guests will love gathering around a cozy fire. If using a fire pit, be sure to hang your curtains a safe distance away from the flames and always have a fire extinguisher on hand.
Photo via @blackhouseinteriorstbay.