Friday, September 9, 2011

Kitchen Curtains

Here is our kitchen exactly 2 years ago, when we bought our home...
Since we bought our home, we painted the kitchen walls green & we painted the trim and cabinets white, which brings us to what our kitchen has looked like for the past year 1/2 or so...
These PAPER blinds have been sitting in the windows, waiting to be taken down for a couple of years, but without much of a budget, they haven't been touched...
ENTER...green striped fabric I picked up a year ago when we went to the LA Fashion District for $1 per yard...
Simplest sewing project I've ever done...I cut RECTANGLES out of the fabric, hemmed the edges & attached with CLIPS...
(lighting is terrible in these pics...sorry!)
It made kind of an "accordian style" curtain(I ironed the creases, to look that way)...
so when I pull them open each morning...they are tucked away nice & neat...
They aren't very fancy & I will possibly want something different in the future...but for $4 in fabric, I am very happy! :)
Next up...
new countertops!!!
someday...when we can afford them

6 comments :

Amy C said...

These look great! I love the idea of ironing them so they fold more flat when open. I bet it bet you are loving them!

tam said...

maybe you can just paint the countertops. I have seen quite a few blog diyers doing it and it looks super.

Maria Rose said...

Those look great!

Question...we are currently contemplating painting our cabinets white. Any tips, hints, suggestions, paints that work better?

Holly Noel said...

I love them!!!
Now come over to my house...and fix it up like yours.
Loved last night!

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

Super cute curtains. Love the clips. Made for a quick project.

The Atomic Mom said...

Rustoleum has a countertop refinisher kit: http://rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=208

The RetroRenovation.com blog swears by this stuff.