So here's my lovely spa blue bathroom before ...
I recently decided I am enamoured of peacocks. I ordered this beautiful vase for the shop a little while ago, but I loved it so much I bought it for myself. Recently I found this adorable peacock fabric from by Dena Designs / Free Spirit, called Peacocks. It was so cute, I had to have it.
On to the sewing - it was a super simple way to make a curtain. First I hemmed the sides and the bottom by folding over the fabric about a quarter of an inch twice to tuck the raw edge inside, fingering pressing and pinning it down. Those hems took a quick trip through the machine. To make it a little fancier than having a simple pocket for the tension rod, I made the pocket twice as large as what I needed for the rod and sewed an extra seam halfway between the hem and the top (folded) edge of the hemmed fabric. This allows for a little gathered ruffle at the very top because the fabric is about twice as wide as the curtain rod. Super easy and fairly quick. I haven't sewed in ages, so it took a minute or two for me to get back in the groove, but its just like riding a bike - you remember what to do in no time flat!
I just love it! One reason I wanted to add a curtain is because I'm renting the house and I don't want to put too many holes in the place. Adding a curtain on a tension rod is an easy way of personalizing the space in a temporary way. The other reason is that when the light is on in my bathroom at night, there is a flood of light that shines out into my neighbor's yard. It just seemed too bright to me, and I felt like I wanted a little more privacy than the window film provides. It felt like I was announcing to the world that I was in the bathroom. Yick!
So now I have a personalized perky peacock spa bathroom where I am totally comfortable. I was so tickled to see it this morning - it started my day off just great!
Check out the buffet of creativity at the blogs where I linked up