Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hutch curtain revised!

Sometimes you just gotta change things up, especially when they are driving you a little bit crazy.  The curtain that I sewed to conceal clutter in my green hutch was something I did because I just happened to have a yard of fabric I purchased a while back in the remnant bin at Joann's.  It was a good practice run when I made it. But the colors weren't working for me. The reds, greens, yellows were screaming at me and didn't flow with the rest of the kitchen, dining room, and living room.  So I went on a search for something more mellow.  I didn't want to go with green fabric to match, but something that coordinated well with green. So I found this pretty navy blue and cream floral fabric. I bought 1 and a half yards so I would have enough.


The first time around, I only had a yard and it wasn't enough. I had to sew a bit of different fabric at the top to reach. But this time I had plenty. Wew!


This curtain panels are calming now. They happen to flow with everything else and the floral pattern gives a touch of femininity paired with the masculine school house clock above.


To attach it to the hutch I just sewed an opening at the top of the fabric and threaded a spring loaded tension rod through it and slipped it up under that over hang at the top. Thus, leaving the hutch in tact.


Here is a close-up of the fabric so you can see the floral pattern better. I love how modern it looks.


Isn't it a much better look than the original panels I made?  Maybe one day I'll like this again if I happen to want a big pop of orangey happiness in our craft room.
BEFORE

But until then, I'm enjoying the new version!
AFTER

On a different note, my digital photography class starts tonight and I cannot wait. Hopefully some day all my pics on this blog will look professional!

xo
Cathleen

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