Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My New Curtain!

Yesterday I made this curtain for a window that is at the top of the stairs.  It took me a few hours...but I am SOOOOO happy with how it turned out.  Yes, I did a happy dance.

I have had this fabric FOREVER...ok it has only been about a year, but it seems like eons ago that I bought it.  I bought it on clearance at a local Joanne's that was going out of business.  I bought a ton of stuff really cheap that day.  SO anyway I finally got off my butt and made this NO-SEW curtain for myself.  Yeah, I could have had my mom sew it for me, but I kept forgetting the fabric and the curtain (the one in my bathroom) I was modeling it after.  No-Sew = hem tape.  YES, I made this whole curtain with hem tape, fabric, ribbon & my iron.

The curtain in the photo below is wrinkled at the bottom because I had it up and forgot I wanted a photo of it down.




On another note...
I am sooooo loving my woodwork painted.  I thought my husband was going to have a heart attack when I painted all the woodwork in the upstairs hallway.

I painted it because we..
  1. added a wall (see #3), 
  2. added 1/4 round (there was none because the previous owner had put carpet down & removed it) and 
  3. added a new door for my daughter's room (her room was attached to mine)
After doing those things there was no way we could get all the woodwork to look right without painting it.  Shhhh...I have plans to paint the downstairs woodwork one day while he is at work.  I am NOT fond of the woodwork in this house.



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25 Sweet Comments:

Treasia said...

What a beautiful curtain it turned out to be. I love it. I also love the idea of no sewing too. Thanks for sharing how to do this.

Michelle said...

The curtain turned out great! :)

jaime said...

I love that curtain!!! And now wish I could find fabric like that for our guest bedroom. So cute!

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mannequin said...

What a nice choice of fabric and how well you made that! It looks perfect from here...and I'll bet that painted woodwork brings the light in nicely.

You are going to get in trouble if you paint those downstairs :)
Is it dark wood that you're painting or are you painting over a color?
I would love to have natural woodwork.

Amy said...

Wow you do amazing work.

Jillien said...

Its beautiful !!!

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Your curtains came out great! Love the dragonflies. :)

Crystal said...

This looks great. :) I may have to attempt (notice I say attempt) something like this for the baby's room. :)

Cha Cha said...

The curtain is great and I love the dragon flies. GREAT JOB AND THANKS FOR SHARING

Ann On and On... said...

I love your curtains. I just pulled out my new sewing machine... Perhaps I should have used this no sew stuff. :D

Muthering Heights said...

Wow it came out so well!!! Great job! :)

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

That curtain fabric is just beautiful! I love the ribbons you used as well!

Kimberly said...

You made curtains, without a sewing machine. And they look amazing. My hero! :)

beth said...

That is so adorable! I love it!
I'm definitely going to have to try making one of my own. :)
Have a great day. Beth.

JamericanSpice said...

Wow. This is lovely!

jen@odbt said...

It looks great! Did you follow a tutorial or can you share how you made yours? I've been wanting to do something like this for my bathroom.

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

that looks so sweet! great job!
Happy New Year!
gail

dragonfly said...

Beautiful dragonflies!!

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Pretty Things said...

I love that kind of curtain!

Earl's Daughter said...

Love the curtain wish I could sew!

Mrs. H said...

Hooray! The curtain looks great. I'm a big fan of the kind that tie like that and have a few in my home - on my back door (we actually tie/untie daily) and in my son's room (http://inquicksand.blogspot.com/2009/10/tackle-it-tuesday-curtain.html) in which we leave it tied for decoration. I ribbon! :)

Silverwinds Photography said...

I love it!

Lauranie said...

How VERY resourceful of you!! They came out AWESOME!! Love the fabric, and the woodwork looks great!! I do like natural woodwork, but only if it is light, especially cypress...otherwise, I LOVE white or cream for the trim, it just brings it out more!!

Kermit Lukacs said...

This one would definitely be perfect for my kid's new windows! We just moved in a few months ago, and I had a lot of windows revamped to make them look wider and taller. I think I like the second curtain better. It looks more stylish than the first one. Haha. It's funny how interested you are at woodwork. Keep it up!

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