Monday, July 19, 2010

Tab Topped Kitchen Curtains CONQUERED

Before we moved, Mr. Skooks and I had grand designs to paint the following rooms BEFORE we moved in (much easier than after all the jazz is in there, right?):

  1. the kitchen
  2. the bathrooms (2)
  3. the kids' bedroom
  4. our bedroom
  5. the sewing room
What was actually painted before we moved in:
  1. the kitchen
To be fair, the main bathroom was cut in also, but it remained that way for a few weeks while we worked on the myriad of other projects that came up the second that we set foot in the door as the new homeowners.  That bathroom has since been completely painted, and much to Mr. Skooks' chagrin (though he's being a good sport about it actually) I have decided I don't like the color in there.  It's going to the *bottom* of the list, but painting both bathrooms is back on there.  Oops.

*Thankfully* I do love the colors in the kitchen.  They were directly inspired by the fabric I introduced to you back here, Small Talk Blackbird by Waverly.  It may have seemed odd to the people that came through early on that we chose 2 different colors in the kitchen as the inspiration fabric was nowhere to be seen in the room.

I have been *itchy* to get the curtains done but just hadn't buckled down and done them.  It has taken me a month and a half to get around to actually sewing them and *what a relief!* I actually do like them.  :)

I opted for tab topped on the large window where you can actually see the curtain rod and did a simple pocket style for the one over the sink since I was only using a pressure mounted rod which would be hidden up under that curvy trim.  My fabric was not wide enough to cover the long window so I had to get creative with the piecing.  Thankfully, I came across this little tip on gluing your pieced fabric over on Oh Fransson! the other day and it made the whole process *worlds* easier.  It did not come out perfect, but I made sure to line up the parts that were pieced over the window trim pieces so at least it wouldn't be blaringly obvious when the sun was shining through that I had done so.  If you'll read between the lines on that last comment, you'll realize too that I didn't line them.  A little regretful of that at the moment, but like the already painted bathroom, that fix is going to the *bottom* of the list.  (Also the reason I took a pic of them at night rather than in the daytime.)  ;)

Anyone else been working on home improvement/beautification projects?  Send me links!  I love peeking into other people's lovely homes.

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Unknown July 19, 2010 at 1:49 PM  

woo well done!! Those look fantastic!

aubrey July 19, 2010 at 5:00 PM  

They look great! And a month after moving in is still quite quick in my book. (We won't talk about the painter's tape that is a permanent fixture in our downstairs bathroom.)

Skooks July 19, 2010 at 6:23 PM  


LOL, Aubrey. I'm trying *really* hard not to have A.D.D. when it comes to house projects. It makes me crazy seeing a bunch of stuff half done everywhere so I'm trying to focus on working at something til it's done before moving onto the next thing. Easier to say than to do FOR SURE!

thefruitysalad July 20, 2010 at 6:39 PM  

I really love the one above the sink

Misty @Creative Itch July 21, 2010 at 12:16 AM  

I love that fabric! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

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