Another long awaited home decor project is complete in our home! The kitchen curtains are finally up!
It has taken so long to decide on #1 a style of window treatment and #2 a fabric. I finally found this fabric at a local store here in town and decided on the pattern “Julia” by Pate Meadows.
My dear grandmother sewed the curtains for me because sadly, this southern girl cannot sew! WHA??? Is that even possible? Yep, it sure is.
So, the biggest challenge with these window treatments was the bay window. The pattern did not have details for a bay window and I really didn’t want 3 separate valances up there. I managed to find an adjustable curtain rod at Lowe’s for $39! I couldn’t believe it was only that much and it worked perfectly for this space.
|okay, Who put those pumpkins there? They are not on that table intentionally. Looks like some of my fall decorations have gone astray! 🙂|
We ended up measuring the curtain rod and created a make-shift pattern from those measurements. The total width of this bay window is 103″. We measured from each end of the rod, to the first bend, across the middle to the next bend, then to the opposite end.
Clear as mud? Yep, thought so! 😉
The curtains are kinda heavy too because I picked out an upholstery weight fabric for the front and the lining. We could have used a lightweight cotton fabric and it would have worked great, but I really like the weight of the curtain and it hasn’t pulled the rod down – yet! 🙂
Another note to make on this pattern is the covered buttons and the piping. I didn’t actually use piping on the edges. We just folded the material over and sewed it on to the edges. This actually saved us quite a bit of cost in making these! The buttons called for 1.5″ button covers. After 4 trips to Hobby Lobby and Joanne’s, I gave up on trying to get enough 1.5″ and just went with 7/8″. Oh, and you’re going to need a base to put the buttons together. Walmart carries these!! WHoo! More money saved!
I’m thrilled with how these turned out! It really has made a difference in the kitchen with the pops of color. The fabric has a light bluish gray in it and I’d love to use a backsplash tile to pull that out. AND I’m seriously considering painting the table and chairs.
Still mulling that project over in my head.
So once I got these babies hung and looking pretty, this is what I found in my kitchen floor:
Evidence that our little angel has struck again. 🙂
Don’t ya just love motherhood??