It's back! My forever project
The Office/Craft Room.
Yes, I am still working on it!
If you can't remember this long journey here are links to each part so far!
Today I wanted to share my new curtains for the space.
If you remember from my last post, I ended up using my sunny yellow table cloth on the chair instead of for my curtains. I was back to square one. After lots of searching on the internet and every store I went in, I just couldn't find material that I really liked and could afford! Finally, I found a shower curtain at Target that I thought would work. It was on sale for $18.99. It was wide enough to cover my window but about a foot and a half short. So I went through my stash of material and found some white cotton and then bought some grey grosgrain ribbon. I cut the white cotton the same width as the shower curtain and about 24" tall. I hemmed the edges and bottom side and left the top edge unfinished. I sewed it right on top of the shower curtain about a half inch from the bottom. Then I placed the ribbon over the raw edge of the white cotton material. Once it was pinned I just sewed down both edges of the ribbon.
I added a second row of ribbon about two inches down,
it just made it look better to me!
I originally planned on using one shower curtain. And cut my completed new panel right down the middle.
it just didn't look full enough for me. So I had to sew it back together by hand carefully matching the pattern back together. Then I ran back to Target bought another shower curtain, lucked out in finding a very close match to my white cotton material.
(Because I had no more of the original scrap of white.)
And whipped out a second curtain panel.
Yes, being frugal does have it's drawbacks!
But in the end I like how it turned out.
I used the existing curtain rod, which I bought about five years ago on clearance from Lowe's . It was black, but I painted it silver. I used curtain rings with clips at the bottom and I easily clipped them to the top of the shower curtain. Even though I have blinds on this window I use the curtains to help block the afternoon sun. They work great and I think they look pretty good!
Functional and beautiful!
I'm a geek for that combo!!
It just makes me giddy!
It's really hard to photograph windows.
And the best picture I got has Ozzie's head in it!!
Oh well that's my life!!
All together these curtains cost about $45.
That's $22.50 per 5' x 8' panel.
I can live with that.
What do you think about my curtains?
Please tell my they don't look like a giant shower!!
Thanks for stopping by!