The winner of the Onion 5038 giveaway is…Jodie! Thanks all for participating, and for sticking with me through this whole t-shirt voyage.
I think I’ve said before here that HGTV is evil because it shows you perfectly perfect spaces that happen in the span of 30 minutes (okay a couple of days, but there’s still troupes of hardworking elves). Insta-house doesn’t magically happen, but I will say that a good bit of fabric can go a long way towards making a dent in making your home pretty.
Case in point: we’ve had these curtains in our house “hiding” our laundry area downstairs. They came with the house, and after 2 years, it still astonishes me that somebody at some point having a choice, chose these curtains.
I’ve racked my brain over what to do about it, and it occurred to me to use the same fabric I used to make a curtain for the kids’ train table last year.
Sewing curtains is not difficult, but it does require a lot of yardage. Specifically, 10 yards, #12 grommets, this cheap, efficient grommet setter, and some careful pattern matching. But wrangling this much yardage when it yields these lovely chevron curtains makes it worth the hassle. So much better.
I picked up a little fabric in January to make a curtain to cover this ugly awkward storage in my sewing room closet.
I connected it to the shelf via snap tape and my trusty staple gun, and though there’s more work in the closet to make my stash more useful, it is a big improvement too.
What say you readers? Have you ever transformed a space dramatically through the use of beautiful fabric?