Here’s another custom shower curtain idea for you. Stacey from Poofing the Pillows, who just happens to live nearby, contacted me and asked if I could remake an existing shower curtain for her.
Shown above is the floral, ready made shower curtain, two wash cloths, showing the colors being used in the bathroom and a lampshade that you’ll see more of later.
The existing shower curtain measured 72×72. The new shower curtain needed it to be longer and wider. Therein was our dilemma.
I have to tell you that this floral presented a challenge for me. With all the colors here you’d think there would be plenty of fabrics to choose from but I didn’t want it to be too expected and/or matchy matchy.
I found a high quality, ivy green burlap that went well with the floral and loved the textual quality it brought to the curtain. I then added the black and cream check as an accent.
When making a shower curtain for a standard 5′ tub enclosure I like to make the curtain 90″ wide x 80″ long.
I cut approximately 9″ off the length of the existing shower curtain and then cut it vertically into three equal pieces. I added two 9″ strips of the green burlap in between the vertical floral strips. This made the finished width 90″.
The reason for cutting the 9″ off the bottom of the floral was to add 20″ (finished length including hem) of burlap to the lower edge including a tiny 1/2″ flange of the black and cream check (cut on the bias) to separate the two. It would have looked disproportionate to just add 11″ to the bottom of the curtain to get the desired length.
The absolute strangeness of this shot was the result of having trouble getting a photo of the entire shower curtain. So I draped it over my upstairs banister in order to give you a glimpse of the whole curtain…well, most of it. But you get the idea.
And here again, you can see the black and cream check was added along the upper edge as well. We changed things up even more by hanging the curtain from red rings.
We also took a lampshade from plain-jane to…
Coming up next:
Details and a how-to on this lampshade’s transformation!
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