Friday, January 17, 2014

Finish It Up Friday—Bathroom Update

This was the year we updated the master bathroom.  We have been in this house for over 15 years.  Some of the master bath towels…have seen better days.  New towels appeared under the Christmas tree.  The bath deco went from a celery green to dark brown.  The curtains were the last thing.  DSC02765 (593x1024)Our house is located in the sticks, boondocks, end of the road-literally.  We have only 2 families that drive past our house and with a beautiful lake and park like yard, why cover up the view, so coverings are minimal.  Our curtains in the bathroom were made from 2 layers of green sheer crinkle fabric and is edged with sheer green ribbon folded in half held up with shower curtain tension rods.  This worked great.  The ribbon looks like a design element and made finishing the edge of the thin slippery crinkly fabric so easy and the shower rods were thicker than ordinary small ones.  This is a small rod for a very small window.
Since Christmas, any trips to the store include looking for curtains to accent the new towels.  Trips included Penneys, Younkers, Hancock Fabrics and various other stores.  If I could find thin bottom tier drapes in the appropriate color-heaven!  Finally found some fabric that would work.  Took the picture and discussed with DH if he wanted FLOWERS all over his bathroom….yep!  Off with a coupon and ready to commit to making them.  Just after opening at Hancock’s had a discussion w/clerk.
Me:” I need 9 ft. X 2…make that 6 yards of fabric”  as the clerk starts unwinding the fabric.  “Oh…just out of curiosity how much is it?” 
Clerk: $19.99
Me: “Stop, UH, really.”
With coupon, down to $10/yd.  That still is $60 for 2 panels.  Looked all around the store for something else, I had already done that the day I took the pictures.  It was time to move on.  Time to try Hobby Lobby, swap states (cross the Mississippi and you are in a new state)and back to curtains.  Found a panel on clearance at Hobby Lobby.  The panel will no longer fit in the bag…$2.16.  The panel is also available at full price..$11.99. These are way too thin for my purpose but thinking of all the browns in my stash, decided I could work with them.  DSC02766 (1024x765)
Ripping out the rod pocket & cutting the panel in half then just sewed it to the original curtains.  The green shows through and looks great.  They are the proper weight.  The girls like them…DH had to be reminded to look, men.   These 2 windows are out of the $2.16.  Now to cut into the $11.99 panel for the small window.DSC02763 (768x1024)
The Amaryllis is lovely.  There is a second bloom getting ready to open.  Lois, one of the Project Now Ladies gave these to all of her drivers.  Volunteering is great.  On another note, one of the shelter dogs I walked on Monday found a home! 
Time to pull out a project.  Quilting on a UFO!
Just Another Quilter


  1. Your new curtains look great. Can't beat the price, either! Good news for the shelter dog :) Thanks for the idea - I need to get walking more, perhaps walking dogs at the shelter would keep me motivated.

  2. What a refreshing post! Pretty curtains, lovely flower, and a new home for the dog, plus the all-the-time pretty view from your home! What more could you ask for this week? ---"Love"

  3. Those curtains look beautiful. So does the view from the windows. I am glad you found something that looks so good and the price was right.

  4. Oh how I love a bargain! ! ! And they are beautiful, they really make the windows look wonderful. You are resourceful and creative. The flowers are so pretty, too. Enjoy your new bathroom.

  5. That was a good solution and it was worthwhile hunting around for just the right bargain. They look really good. Your amaryllis blooms are so beautiful.