Thursday, December 30, 2010

Creamsicle Curtain for the Bathroom

You know how you just stop noticing your familiar, everyday house?  And after a while something prompts you to look at it, and good grief, you can't believe you live with such unfinished trim, faded curtains, and old paint (I'm describing areas of my house)?  Well, my husband has gently suggested that nothing is stopping me from sewing the living room drapes

So I looked at all the curtains in my house and promptly invented a new curtain to replace the dingy, amateurish one in the bathroom.  Five years ago, my mom gave me her old Singer and the first thing I made was a kind of curtain-shade for our newly renovated bathroom.  Now, a few years later, I have a dandy Bernina and a lot more sewing skills. 

To make a thick curtain, I sandwiched the old curtain between the creamsicle fabric and a piece of an old white sheet.  The rod pocket, on the back, is a strip of blue and grey patchwork left from this comforter.

Sometimes the new curtain is tied up with blue ribbons, to match the pale blue-grey walls.  But golly, my serene bathroom needed that punch of creamsicle orange.

Now I guess I have to sew living room drapes.


Jennifer Jo said...

I like it!

life in this 1880 farmhouse said...

Looking good Margo.
Nothing like a lift in the winter. Love the cup of coffee in the window sill!

Margo said...

Farmgirl, that's not coffee: it's my husband's shaving brush and soap mug :)

Beth said...

And you can come sew me some too :-)

I HEART the orange curtain. Great job, great color.

kim said...

It's wonderful how an injection of colour really lifts a room. Lovely window dressing.

Best wishes for the New Year.
florrie x

Anonymous said...

Isn't it fun to look back on previous projects and seeing how far you've come? Curtains are on my To Do. I'll have to keep yours as inspiration.

Deanna Beth said...

The husband seems to not shave, judging from the photos. :)

Christian - Modobject@Home said...

Wow! That punch of color added a nice splash of energy. Very nice.

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