Friday, February 8, 2013

Update in the Dining Room: New Curtains

 I had some pretty pink lace that I had purchased 7 years ago.  The original intent was a little something ooh la la, for Matt for our Honeymoon.  In all of the hustle and bustle of wedding planning, it didn't get done.  And 7 years later, I don't have the same outfit that it was supposed to go with.  It also isn't as sexy, once you have had three kids.  So it gets turned into curtains (my Grandma used to make so many things out of old curtains, I am going a little bit backwards and actually making curtains,  I can't tell you how many things I had made out of old curtains/drapes).

I had roughly three yards and, yes it is pink.  They will match my Kitchenaid mixer.  I really love this fabric for a light and airy curtain that adds a different touch to my dining room.

Here is all of my fabric ready to be stitched.  All pre-measured and cut.

Here is the curtain on my front door.  I am really loving the difference in color.  As much as I love this country (I was supposed to join the military, but it didn't end up happening - sadly), I am not really big on having my house decked out in Americana.

These pictures were not easy to take in the early afternoon sun.  I was almost to bright to see the curtains clearly.  I am loving how they turned out.

Here is further evidence of how "Americana" the previous owners were.  The window has actually been painted over and I will eventually scrape off the window.  Unfortunately I was unable to find the scraper as I was putting up the curtains.  The whole room looks a lot lighter and a bit more me, I am hoping to be able to repaint the dining room soon and make it that much better.


  1. Nice job on the curtains! Lace isn't always easy to sew on but these look great!

  2. Thank you so much. I didn't actually have to much of a problem sewing these. To cut the work in half I tried to use the bias as the hem if at all possible.

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