Tuesday, December 21, 2010

1 Curtain, 2 Functions

We bought our house with the goal of maintaining some of its 20s charm. We love the farmhouse sink that we have, but you can't exactly put cabinets underneath. Everything I've seen has a curtain to close off the storage underneath. So with no extra money for fabric at the time, but deperately wanting to close off the cleaning supplies and garbage bags under my sink....I got creative.

I bought a 2 pack of floor length gray curtains for our dining room window for $9.99 at Target a while back. Pretty great price for all that fabric. I paired them with a shear printed curtain that I made (got the fabric for $2 a yard on clearance!!) and I liked...but didn't love it.

So I decided to hem them to the length of the window, and wouldn't you know, the leftover fabric was the EXACT length I needed for a curtain under our sink! I hung an old curtain rod that we took down from another room and ta-da!! Here's one side of our new window and  the sink curtain for the price of 1!

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  1. This is very creative. I wish I had a sewing machine :) I have to do all my hemming by hand, so I reserve that for school and dress items :) My mom sews all the time, she used to sew all of our handmade Halloween costumes, that is something I aspire to do :)

  2. Thanks! A sewing machine sure makes it faster! My mom also made all of our costumes! I haven't tried it yet either...maybe next year :)

  3. Love that gray color!!! Way to reuse and recycle! :) Thanks for linking up to Fancy This Fridays!!! Hope to see you again this week! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!!!

  4. Thanks so much Kassi...I love gray! Thanks for hosting, I will be back for sure!

  5. I love that old sink..very beautiful, and I love that you have used the bottom of the curtain, sometimes doing what you have to do is the best in the end..it looks so pretty.

  6. Thank you! We were so torn about the sink because it is beautiful but not very functional for washing a lot of dishes since we don't have a dishwasher...but I think we've decided to rough it out because it does look so great, and its so unique.