AddThis Slider. If you have drywall, Easy Anchors are awesome. But remember: No round-head screws. You are approaching rough terrain. It's time to grab a helper, as you're going to need someone to hold the rails while you make the connections. You're going to need both hands free.
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Posted on January 3, by Kat. The window has been in various situations for the 16 years lived with it. At one point I think it had blinds and nothing else. In the winter, maybe some plastic covered it to keep cold out. Then it went to nothing on the window, and continued that way even after she got a new picture window.
It has been that way for several years while my mom took her time thinking about what she really wanted on that window. So my mom did a lot of research. It was still pretty confusing knowing what we needed and how this thing worked or was installed, so we bought what we assumed we needed and maybe a little extra.
We even talked with other people buying the same thing and they had no idea either. She had bought her fabric at our local fabric store score! The store manager had to do a little tracking. My mom was going to take a class to learn how to make these in pinch pleat drapes.
Photo in Elle Decor Magazine. She completed the drapes mid, then had some work done on her house. It was time to get the drapes up so the rest of the decorations could be placed. So my mom hired me to figure out the details and to do most of the work with her help. This is simply to help you! Here is me laughing at the instructions, which is pretty much just a bunch random pictures and lots of foreign text.
One side is the instructions to attaching them to the wall, the other side for attaching to the ceiling. It took about 10 minutes just to figure this out. Maybe a calculator. These are the type of anchors we used in the drywall ceilings. They worked well with the IKEA hardware. If you use less of the ceiling fixtures, I would recommend using medium duty anchors.
This is the hardware included with each triple track rail. These are the ceiling fixtures. We used 5 on the triple track, and 5 on the single track.
It seems that IKEA suggests to use 3 per track, but we bought extra. The brass knob is what attaches to the track rail, and the silver squares attach to the ceiling with your screws and anchors there is a hole in the top which the screw goes through. The Allen screw is what holds the brass knob in the silver square. The first step was to attach the 2 triple track rails together. First insert one of the brass knobs from one of the ceiling fixtures.
You do this because you will want to have a ceiling fixture at the center of the rail. Then insert one of the brackets that has the 4 Allen screws in it.
Then slide on the second triple rail. If you only have 1 triple track, then you use two of these brackets, one at each end. The IKEA instructions show you this. Tighten the Allen screws with the provided Allen wrench. We then slid on the other 4 remaining brass knobs two on each triple rail. We spaced them evenly on the One is in the center. We were lucky we did not have to trim the rail at all.
They are able to be cut however. Any hacksaw should work. You can buy a saw and box from IKEA to do this. We then wondered how far from the wall the track should be placed. Now to mark where to place the track rail and where to drill the holes. I found the center of the window. This window is I placed at mark at I then marked another 0. Exactly middle of the brass knob on the track rail. This is where I will drill my hole for the ceiling fixture. Now to mark out where the rest of the brass knobs should be according to their placement on the track rail.
I drilled the holes at each mark making sure my drill was straight, tapped in the anchors, and screwed in the ceiling fixtures at each point. I suggest measuring it out like I did, or using the plum bob method as shown in this video on youtube.
We tried our best to get the ceiling fixtures as flush and straight as possible. This is where you really need two people, and even easier if you have three! We first lined up the brass knobs on the rail and slid them into the silver square ceiling fixtures. This is some of the hardware for the sliding blind panel curtains.
There are several different types you can get. You can cut them to size in length. We also recommend to get the draw rods for them to keep them clean, since they cannot be washed, ironed, dry cleaned, bleached, dried….
Here is a step process for attaching the hardware to the fabric. You basically get 4 pieces in this top and bottom rail kit , and some hardware. Top bar with a sticky bar, and bottom bar with sticky bar. One side will be flush with the bar, while on the other side you will see the fabric folded around the sticky bar.
You get 8 Allen screws. The other 7 are used to attach the fabric to the bars. Why 7? We used 4 at the top, and 3 at the bottom. Here is the hardware that comes with the bars. The dark gray pieces are the rollers that allows it to slide on the track rail. One of the light gray plastic faces is to attach a draw rod. The other one is a type of catch.
This is so you could move 3 of the panels at once with one pull. As what Kate from Retro Renovation needed to do with hers here. Laying out the materials.
Then we slid all 6 panels onto the rail! And added these 3 pieces onto the ends. This stops the panels from falling off the rod. They attach with an Allen screw and wrench, provided.
Add the cap back onto the end. If you break one, or want to do something different, you will have to improvise, or buy more of something. We decided to cut the fabric at sill length. I used the sill as a guide to cut it straight. I then 1. Then I 2. Just like what we did for the top bracket. Then 3. View from outside with panel curtains.
This is the hardware for the single track rail. We also purchased 2 of the curved rails, so the drapes would curve back to the wall and block out more light.
We used all 3 of the long brackets that came with the hardware one in the middle to attach the two long rails, and two to attach the 2 curved rails.
You attach the 2 single track rails just like shown earlier with the 2 triple track rail. You attach the two curved rails the same way. Make sure you slide any brass knobs onto the single track rail before adding the curved track rails. These you will attach at the end with Allen screws, which are located right on the cap.
We placed the brass knobs at the same distances as we did on the triple track rail.
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