How to Turn Plain IKEA Curtains Into White Columns of Gorgeousness

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My draperies looked like shower curtains.
At least, that is what I thought.

Until I decided I want to make this new change.
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Two months ago, I decided I would try purchasing ready-made drapes to replace the existing patterned fabric I had hanging in my living room. I wanted something white and sleek.

But, I didn’t want to do any sewing.

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I found drapes at Ikea that were long enough and quite sleek but were slightly leaning toward shower curtain status.

Not exactly the look I was going for. (Although, kitty didn’t seem to mind.)
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I decided to dress them up by adding some greek key trim.
I taped a length of waxed paper on the table and then attached the top of a drape panel over it.

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I measured the trim and then glued it on the top of the panel with fabric glue.
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Four panels later (and the light touch of an iron), the drapes looked more like what I originally envisioned. (White columns of loveliness.)
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Adding the trim to ready-made drapes was a quick fix into bringing stock curtains closer to more of a custom look.
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So what about you? Have you pulled off any quick fixes as of late? Or are you courting more of the shower curtain look?

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