Sunday, March 22, 2015

New Curtains in the Kitchen

Hello, Dear Ones! Today I'm so excited to share this post with you! Now the moment we bought this old/new house, I knew I wanted a certain fabric for curtains in the kitchen ~ Robins Egg by Waverly Fabric. We had to paint and paint and paint first. Every time I went online to look for the fabric it was either not available or too expensive. As much as I loved this fabric, I wasn't willing to pay $35 a yard, give or take a few dollars.

Then my friend, Diana, who blogs at Nana Diana Takes a Break, showed this same fabric she had purchased to make some drapes. I died right there! I contacted her and she said she got it at JoAnn's.

I got on line and looked up the two JoAnn's close to me and both said they didn't have this fabric, it was back ordered. My heart just flopped and I was so sad. You're saying so what? Get to the point.

I'm supposing you've figured it out that I got my fabric! Yes, I did! I was in the neighborhood of one
of the JoAnn shops, went in and there it was! Only seven yards so I bought it all and it was 50% off! Woo Hoo! I almost fainted right then and there!

I just adore this fabric, the soft blue with the big ole cabbage roses all over it and the colors look so pretty with my yellow walls. Here you can see the curtains I've made for the bay. A while back I posted about peeping toms, now I really don't have to worry about them as I can just pull the curtains shut! Now just so you'll know, I lined these curtains. It's a light lining but it does help them hang nicer and will help keep the sun from fading the fabric so much. Poked up a skinny rod and little clips and the window was done. I know I've gone overboard, but I'm keeping the sheers up too as I really like this look for now.

Now to the window over the sink.
See? Isn't the fabric pretty? The little curtains are hanging very nicely as I pulled them back and tied them with yarn for a couple of days. Now they hang like a very pretty little skirt. I just love that!
I made a little ruffled valance to hang up at the top of the window. Now since these are fairly full, I didn't line the ruffle but I did line the bottom curtains. See how pretty they hang? Again, the lining is thin and the sunlight still comes through a bit.

Now you can see the curtains pulled together and at night, no peeping Toms. I'm not paranoid or anything. :) The kitchen in our new/old home is not grand, but I love it and feel so blessed to be here. I actually seem to cook more since we've moved up here than when we lived in Texas. It makes me smile too just knowing my little grandchildren are just three miles down the road.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Look Through Any Window

Look through any window yeah, what do you see?
Smilin' faces all around rushin' through the busy town

(Where do they go) movin' on their way
Walkin' down the highways and the by-ways
(Where do they go) movin' on their way
People with their shy ways and their sly ways

Oh you can see the little children all around
Oh you can see the little ladies in their gowns when you

Look through any window yeah, any time of day
See the drivers on the roads pullin' down their heavy loads

(Where do they go) movin' on their way
Drivin' down highways and the by-ways
(Where do they go) movin' on their way
Drivers with their shy ways and their sly ways

Oh you can see the little children all around
Oh you can see the little ladies in their gowns when you

Look through any window yeah, what do you see?
Smiling faces all around rushin' through the busy town

(Where do they go)
Movin' on their way
Movin' on their way
Movin' on their way 

~ sung by The Hollies