Sunday, November 18, 2012

New Kitchen Curtains

Ever since we had our kitchen painted over the summer, I've been wanting to switch out the curtains that we have over the sink. I wanted to bring in some warmth and really wanted to bring in more accents of red.


Here is the fabric that I chose to use. It's the Madder fabric in coral by John Robshaw for Duralee. Don't let the word coral fool you with this one. I think the photo accurately shows the true color and I would call it more of a crimson.


My Mom was over and helped me out with the new curtains. We used the original curtains as a template for the new curtains (Mom is a genius). And that is an ironing board because we used stitch witchery to bond the seams rather than a sewing machine (because I don't have one). Stitch witchery works like a charm.


One of Sheila's new favorite expressions is "Ta-Da"!!!


I love them. My Mom is so good about matching seams. Do you see how well the leading edges are matched? Thanks Mom! Here's another photo at night so you can see them completely closed.


I'm all about a quick and inexpensive update that changes the look of a room. 

Hope you had a great weekend!

20 comments:

  1. it's an awesome fabric! and i'm lovin the dishtowel too.

    smiles and happy almost-thanksgiving, lovely blogger.

    michele

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  2. What a great fabric! Yep, would have totally ruined the look if those edges didn't match up. Good job mom!

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  3. Fun update for the kitchen, Holly! Love the fabric, and what a great job your mom did!

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  4. I am in LOVE with your fabric choice!!! What a great update, and yay for matching seams :) Mom's are the BEST!

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  5. Darling! LOVE the fabric you chose and I am a big fan of cafe curtains! No sew and doing with your Mom? Priceless!

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  6. So cute! I love that color with your walls! And, brilliant to match the seams -- they look so professional :)

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  7. Holly, you had me at John Robshaw;) They're beautiful, love the fabric, love the pop of red!! Were these seriously no-sew? Amazing, maybe there's hope for me and stitch witchery:)

    So glad I'm not the only one going through some rough toddler times. I'm actually going to be taking her to the doctor tonight, not sure if she might have her first ear infection:( Maybe that's been contributing to the clothes thing? I guess we'll see. Either way, the whole "I want to do everything myself" phase is somewhat trying!!!

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  8. I love the update Holly! That's a great color and you're so right much more crimson than coral.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. I love the update Holly! That's a great color and you're so right much more crimson than coral.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. Stitch Witchery! I totally forgot about that, and it made me smile to read it here... Moms 'are' genius! My mom used to use it on projects here and there, and that's how I learned about it, too :-) Your curtains look great, and holy cow, can your mom ever match up the seams. Incredible!!

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  11. What a fun change ... and how inspiring that you didn't even have to sew them!!! I think even I could do that :D

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  12. They look fabulous. I am in love with that fabric! Moms are the best, aren't they.

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  13. Yay Mom! Love the fabric and they look great in your kitchen Holly!

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  14. Great job, girls! I love the fabric. It really pops against the white. Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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  15. I am searching for this kind of article ,finally I got it,thanks for nice sharing.its matched with my
    Kitchen Furnitures.thanks alot!!!!!!

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  16. I love that fabric! I have it going in a master bedroom as drapes, and I can't wait to see it all together. Great job!

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  17. So pretty Holly! I love the red with that blue of your kitchen--one of my favorite combos. What a talented and meticulous mom. You ladies did great!

    -lane

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  18. Hi Holly, I missed this post. I love this fabric and just saw a picture of a similar fabric. See here: http://snapwidget.com/view/?id=325420523707053395_26202956#.ULV9Z45wYqY

    You and your mom did a great job!!

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  19. Thank you all for the great feedback on these. I think they're a keeper - I've really been enjoying the new look.

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