Sunday, May 16, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Finally, a post from me! I am starting to work on projects since it is warm enough to do things outside. There is little I can do during the winter since I keep the house so cold paint takes FOREVER to dry!
Here is one project that I recently completed.
I had white cotton cafe’ style curtains with window blinds in my bedroom. I have had sleep issues for months and finally figured out that the amount of light coming into my room at night was a factor. Out in blog land, everyone is using painter’s canvas drop cloths for curtain, slipcover and upholstery fabric. I thought – what the heck?! - and purchased 2-9’x12’ packages. I washed them twice, rinsed with fabric softener and threw them in the dryer. They came out soft and very workable. I cut 1 panel down the length for each window and only had to do minimal hemming. I am making a quilt for my bed and have a lot of extra fabric for shams, borders, bed skirt, etc. I had originally planned to make drapes with the Chocolat fabric (Moda 3 Sisters) but just used some for the valences and I made a couple of matching shams. I was very pleased working with the canvas fabric and would do it again in a heartbeat! As a side note – because of the positioning of my bed there was no way to get a better shot of the curtains. They go to the floor and because I have such high ceilings, I took advantage of that and positioned the valances as close to the ceiling as I could reach.
Today is the huge yard sale in Wernersville so I am off in search of treasures. Hope you have a great day!!