Thursday, February 24, 2011

Le Bain

My bathroom

It's small, it's cluttered, it's a little scary.

No more!

Guess what?

My wonderful mother in law came over to show me where I went wrong on my sewing debacle.
I tried a few practice sessions on a scrap piece of fabric yesterday. Then woke up this morning with an idea in my head.

 Everyone has been complaining about the valance I had previously hung in the bathroom window. "People can see in!" Well, not really. Our closest neighbor would have to be at a window with binoculars during the winter when there are no leaves on the trees. 
Last week I picked up 2 shower curtains from Target on clearance for $6 each. So in order for some level of privacy I decided to turn one of the shower curtains into a window curtain. 
The before "valance"
This is the bathroom when we first moved in

You can see my mistakes and flaws (one side isn't even the same length) but all in all, considering I didn't do any measuring since I don't have a tape measure and this was my first real attempt, I think it turned out pretty darned great!

Then I took some of the scrap, hemmed up a long piece of fabric and used some self stick velcro to make a cover for the chain on the chandy.

This all prompted some other great changes in the bathroom that are not yet finished. Soooo excited about it and can't wait until it is done to share more pics!

Linking to:
Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday
Chic on a Shoestring  for Flaunt it Friday
Stuff and Nonsense  for Fridays Unfolded
freckled laundry


  1. This looks WONDERFUL!! Love the chandelier--it’s awesome. The curtain looks wonderful and what a great price too :)

  2. Excellent work Nicki! I am very proud of you.

  3. Good job Nicki. Glad your MIL came to your rescue. The curtains look great. Everything doesn't have to be perfect. I couldn't even tell they weren't even. Have a great weekend.

    Cindy Bee

  4. @Bee Lady
    I am so glad she came to the rescue too. Otherwise I might have (probably would have) given up!

  5. They look very pretty and I love the fabric you picked! Great joB! take care, Maryann

  6. Looks great! I'm not good at measuring things either....I eyeball everything, drives my quilting friend crazy!

  7. looks pretty...i'm famous for non matching hems, and i just say...who cares?

    would love for you to post this on my 'fridays unfolded' linky @


    stuff and nonsense

  8. This is gorgeous, I dream of having a bathroom like this!

  9. Looks great, especially for a first time!

    Also, I have a great Dove chocolate giveaway going on right now and would love if stopped by and entered:

    ~Katie @ Eye Spy DIY

  10. They look great - keep sewing it's a skill that is always in demand!!

  11. Love the curtains! The stuff you buy from stores is never perfect either you just don't notice as much as when you DIY. I eyeball everything too! The room looks beautiful.

  12. I love those sheets turned curtains! I'm new to sewing so I know how you feel! Great job though! Especially the clearance find!

  13. Pretty!! I wish I could sew! Thanks for linking my Flaunt it Friday party! :)

  14. @Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
    Kate~It's never too late to learn! I bought my first sewing machine a couple of weeks ago, had a lot of trouble trying to figure out how to thread it but once my mother in law showed me, the rest (at least for simple sewing) was pretty easy!

  15. OOOO! I just moved into a 90 YO farmhouse myself and have no extra money for pretties. Looking forward to spending some time here for inspiration!

  16. Love the white and grey.....looks easy and breezy! Great job!

  17. Great job for your first time! Are you sure? :) I wouldn't have even noticed that they weren't the same length if you hadn't said it. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with air your laundry Friday!



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