Monday, October 27, 2014

New Curtains for the Mud Room.....kinda

Some time ago, I picked up this shower curtain at a consignment shop for a whopping $7.00.  It was in like new condition.  It hung in the guest bath for a while, but I didn't like it so much, so it came down, and the old one went back up.

I folded this curtain and stuck it in the guest bedroom closet, and didn't think any more about it.  One day last week, I was straightening closets, and ran across it.  So I decided I would use it to make curtains for the mud room.  The windows in there are long and narrow, so cutting the curtain in half would be the perfect width for them.  I had used burlap over the windows during the summer, and quite frankly, they looked shabby and cheap!!

Here is how I made the new curtains.  First, I folded it in half longwise  and ironed it so I would have a good crisp line to cut on.  Next I cut it in half and ironed the 2 panels.  Next I used stitch witchery to hem the sides where the cut was made. It only took a few minutes from start to finish and now I have new curtains for the mud room.

The mud room is next to the laundry room which has a door that leads outside to the back of the house.  I used the drop cloth I had left from the chair repair here to make a curtain for the door. That was a very simple project as well.  I just cut straight across the dropcloth so it would have a straight bottom. I had to hang it with the cut on the side though to get the length I wanted.  I turned down the top for a valance, and clipped to the rod on the door.  The color of the dropcloth matches the curtains I made for the mudroom windows.  So for a total of $0, I have new curtains in 2 rooms.  Can't beat that!!

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