Ever since I can remember I've always wanted a bright cheery kitchen full of red accents. During high school, or maybe even college, I can't really remember, I was at Meijer with my mom and I saw these adorable cafe style curtains that I wanted for my kitchen. They were white cotton with a red panel at the bottom. There were also red buttons with green stitching to make little cherries and I thought they would be perfect. Since I didn't have my own kitchen and they weren't on sale I decided to let them go.
Several years later I was getting ready to outfit my very own kitchen (and house) and was perusing the clearance aisle at Meijer. Guess what I found!! Those curtains! I could hardly believe it, I was so excited! Looking back I think I was more excited about the fact that the curtains that I had loved so much were still available than actually getting the curtains. I put them up and they looked cute, but there was too much white, I wanted more red:
|I don't normally keep my curtains that high, I just rehung them quickly to take a picture of them a) for the blog and b) so I could sell them online!|
I fell in love right away, it was classy and intricate but wouldn't be too overwhelming on our small window. Best of all, it was on sale. I only needed a yard and on sale it cost me just $2.25! Now that's a bargain! So I set to work with my sewing machine while Liam was napping. I won't go into all the gory details but I followed this helpful tutorial and despite a few seams that look a little like a drunk person trying to walk a straight line I think they turned out pretty well:
I thought briefly about making the curtains the same height as the window because the view out that window is anything but pretty. However I'm a big fan of natural light so I decided to just make them a couple inches taller than normal to cover some more of the less than pleasant view. Something I didn't expect is that I've been enjoying using my sewing machine more and more. However my skills are definitely a work in progress. Hopefully I'll be able to post about the curtains I'm sewing for our office and the inches I added to my new dress soon!