Kitchen remodels, as many of you know, can be a daunting project. This remodel, which wasn’t like starting from the studs but consisted of more than just paint, was overwhelming at times and took several months from start to finish.
I’m sure I embarrassed Courtney when I cried, “I made those! At least I think I did. They look just like the ones I made for a client! That’s crazy!” I kind of went on and on.
Wouldn’t you know it, the owner of the booth was there and overheard me…which wasn’t all that hard to do. She told me all about how she’d purchased them at a garage sale and is constantly having to tell her customers they’re not for sale.
I was so tickled. I realize my creations are not eternal. They’re perfect for a time and place but always subject to the next decorating whim. And that’s okay! But it was SO NICE to see these particular curtains being used again. Being loved for the second time.
Today, you have the opportunity to purchase, at a great price compared to brand new customwindow treatments, a pair of gently used curtain panels…this is your post!
This sweet little cafe curtain is a style that works in just about every room in the house. Here it’s shown above a kitchen sink but I’ve used this curtain, or variations of it, in entry halls, bathrooms, bedrooms, offices, living rooms and dining rooms.
Today I’m sharing a tutorial for this simple curtain, made from one piece of fabric. Technically, I suppose it’s one piece of fabric per panel.
Besides your fabric, all you need is a little bit of math, an iron and a straight stitch.
Are you a collector?
Do you love the pastime of looking for that elusive item to add to your collection(s)? Collections you can display and enjoy?
While I’ve never been bit by the collecting bug I do enjoy using a client’s collections when decorating their homes. Sometimes those collections present a challenge.
Just how do we incorporate these items into the decor?
Most recently the challenge involved a collection of vintage walking canes. Continue reading →
Today I’m sharing a set of pre owned window treatments, as well a brand new cafe curtain, a set of raspberry damask pillow covers and fabric.
I’m currently in the process of helping a client remodel her kitchen. Changes include newly painted cabinets (including a dramatic turquoise island) new backsplash, flooring and of course new window treatments.
This first window treatments for sale are from this kitchen, a set of cafe curtains and valances made for two large windows. If you love this curtain but it doesn’t quite fit your window(s) just let me know, Alterations are available. Continue reading →
I should probably call this an update rather than a makeover because technically the changes I’ve made to our master bath are purely cosmetic. But new paint, window treatment, rugs and a couple of towels made a big difference! So, it’s a makeover to me.
My number one concern, beginning this process, was working with the existing tile. The main tile consists of two shades of beige, one with a strong yellow undertone, laid in a harlequin pattern on the floor and used in the shower and tub surround while the bullnose has a slight pink undertone. Two undertones that tend to fight each other. Continue reading →