I don’t know about you but I love the colors and the design in this fabric. The fabric is actually a used shower curtain I bought for $2 at the thrift store.
diy kitchen curtains
This is the window over our kitchen sink and the curtains are some I made about 15 years ago. Yep, I know, time for a change. When I say I made them I meant I cut up a tablecloth and used adhesive hem tape instead of a needle and thread. That’s how I roll.
I used to sew. Many years ago when I was in school I took Home Ec. They don’t have stuff like that in school these days. Anyway, I learned how to sew pretty well. When I was pregnant with my son I made things for the nursery, sundresses for me, and even a maternity swimsuit! But these days I’m lazy, so no sew works for me.
I thought the shower curtain would make a pretty kitchen curtain so I went to work measuring and cutting. That’s where the problems came in. I did all the measurements and was ready to cut it up but the fabric was all whomperjawed.
I folded the shower curtain panel in half and tried to line up the edges and this is the bottom of the panel. See what I mean? I went ahead and cut the panel in half vertically and cut it to the measured length for the window. I figured I would just hang the weird side to the outside edge of the window.
The curtain on the window now is on a tension rod that goes through the rod pocket. I thought I would use clips for the new (recycled) curtain. I put the clips on the two curtain panels and hung them on the tension rod.
new diy kitchen curtains ?
I didn’t hem the panels yet because I wanted to check the measurements. Am I glad I did. Do you see this?? I measured everything the same. I promise I did. I’m blaming the problem on the tape measure.
I don’t know how this panel ended up like this. The tension rod is a little bowed from being up there so long but it didn’t cause this problem.
The other panel is uneven too but not as bad.
Now we have a bare window. I refuse to put up the old curtain.
And I have this mess on the bar and kitchen table. I ordered another tension rod from Amazon. This one is a little thicker…not sure that is the word I’m looking for. I’m still trying to decide what to do with the two panels. I may cut up the remaining fabric from the shower curtain and add a valance or hankie type things between the two panels at the top. First of all I have to get the bottom even. Wish me luck. The curtain saga will be continued…..one way or the other…
Have a great weekend.