In the summer I thought I would do a little cleaning of my Ikea curtains. The curtains are in the kitchen covering the sliding door that leads to the tiny postage stamp yard we have. Since I live in a rental, these curtains were re-purposed from our previous home. I can't wait to make some custom curtains when we find our dream home! (That's another story) My dog comes in and out constantly through that door so you can imagine what happens to white curtains dragging on the floor. I thought - I should wash them! I washed in cold water and hung to dry. When I hung them back up they sadly shrunk about 10 inches! This caused my creative juices to flow and I decided to trim them with some black linen. I found some black linen at the fabric store - 1/2 price - only $5 per meter (we are in Canada!) and simply sewed a panel on the bottom. I felt the black panel looked lonely, so I added some black grosgrain ribbon along the bottom and running up the sides. Got to love the trusty sewing machine!
(Sorry there are no before photos - I just started blogging and have yet to get in the habit of before shots!)
I am linking up to the The Shabby Chic Cottage Transformation Thursday!