Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Let's Talk Curtains
This is the first of potentially three curtains I could make for the kitchen. I went to Michael Levine's downtown in search of just the right curtain fabric. After hours of wandering around with my paint chip, I found dozens that were good; but narrowed it down to three I really liked. (And a few I might get at another time.) This one was Cliff's favorite. It's called "Caitlin Blooms" by Alexander Henry
( This is totally off topic, but I see the floor mat in the picture and want to mention that it is a totally cushy knock off of those gel chef mats. I got it at Home Depot for a song and it feels so good! Now back to regularly scheduled programing.)
I made up the faux Roman shade as I went along. Basically, I made a big rectangle with a lining. Next I folded the fabric while lying on the floor to look like a Roman shade and pinned everything in place. Then I top stitched across the curtain to secure the folds. I am sure those directions are about as clear as mud.
Anyway, I am not totally in love. I like the scale and print. I like that it injects bright colors into the room. But I miss having red.
Just for fun I pinned up the other fabrics for you to see and weigh in on.
First up is the red print I brought home. It is called "Panache" by Sanae for Moda.
The last fabric I brought home is so pretty in person. It has all the right colors and a nice light background.
Who wants to buy a new curtain rod at Christmas time? Make do, I say!