Happy Monday friends! I am so glad you have popped in for a visit – it is always easier to face a Monday with a whole bunch of friends along for the journey! If you are visiting via Heather’s sweet post today at Life Made Lovely, a special welcome to you – I am always glad to make new friends. Grab a comfy chair and make yourself at home…
Today’s post is all about these curtains..
(picture by Mark Loman, styled by Sunday Hendrickson)
These curtains are a happy accident and they are always what people are curious about.
So here is the low down:
One, restless snowed in day last winter I got the urge to change up some things in my dining room but because I was a) snowed in and b)broke I had to use what I had on hand. So I went to my fabric closet and starting pulling this and that out, looking for inspiration. I eventually settled on a duvet, originally from Swell @ Target, grabbed my scissors and cut it half. These curtains were made in 5 minutes. All I did was cut and clip (to curtain clip rings that is.) The middle edges are rough as I didn’t even do a good job cutting it half, and sometimes I fold them over to try and hide their imperfections, but mostly I let it all hang out. Everyone has rough edges afterall.
I bought the duvet off Ebay several years ago and occasionally you can still find it for sale there
I have also found a few sources where you can purchase similar fabric and make your own duvet or curtains
Of course you could always collect vintage hankies or buy them in bulk on Ebay or Etsy and then piece together your own curtains, adding a simple cotton lining on the back.
I love my curtains and they make me happy everytime I look at them.
I keep thinking one of these days I will get around to fixing those rough edges,
So that is the story behind these curtains, a happy accident thanks to a snowy day!