New kitchen curtains | How About Orange

April 03, 2007

New kitchen curtains

This weekend I sewed some curtains for our miniscule kitchen. This brown dotted fabric comes from an Ikea quilt cover that I chopped up.

These curtains are actually my second attempt. Attempt No. 1 was made out of a happy flowery print that seemed like a good idea when it was still on the bolt. Once it was sewed into curtains, however, it became a wee bit overpowering. The final straw came when Alex sheepishly admitted a couple weeks ago, "Well, um, I didn't want to say anything, but I really don't like those at all. Too FLOWERY." He'll let me do anything I want, short of flowery. So now, I guess the valance can be... a table runner?

8 comments:

Flibbertygibbet said...

If you've got any more flowery, I think they'd made great napkins... (not with the runner at the same time!)

marta said...

absolutely fab. simply wonderful fabrics. nice choices.

jen jen said...

I will feel dizzy at the table I guess. //escape

jean said...

Oh that's a shame! I really like the flowery pattern, but I don't think my husband would let me get away with it either. I like the Attempt No. 2 also.

Anonymous said...

I have that duvet on my bed. By the way, I stumbled across your blog the other day and I love it! You have much the same taste as me. I have already found some ideas for projects. Thanks!

Angie said...

You've really inspired me. My kitchen needs a new set of curtains. I even have orange countertops.

Mahan said...

Not to be a complete guy here, but I'm going to have to support Alex on this; those really are too flowery, Jess.

Jess said...

I know, I know! I admit it was a mistake. :)

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