When we got the new table a couple years ago - at Ikea - we also got some black and white striped curtains. Which I loved.
At the time.
After a while, I started getting bored with them. They complemented the room nicely, but they were kind of . . . eh.
They also needed to be hemmed. But when I went to hem them I accidentally butchered the bottom edge and it was all crazy short on one side. (I swear, it really was an accident) In trying to figure out a fix for my butchery, I came up with an idea to make them a little more interesting.
Here they are before . . .
|Excuse the horrible picture, I couldn't find my real camera.|
|Butchery. And wrinkles.|
This is what the kids did while I had the curtains down for surgery.
|Spelling practice is much more fun with window crayons.|
I don't have pictures of the process, because I'm forgetful like that, but the whole thing was fairly simple - albeit time-consuming. All I did was attach a big piece of black fabric to the bottoms - about 18 inches or so. Then, because I thought it looked weird where it just transitioned from stripes to black, I topstiched a ribbon over the seam. Very simple, but I love the results.
|The big picture - it was actually exceedingly difficult to get a picture that showed both the table, and the bottoms of the curtains.|
But it looks like I spent gobs of cash, and I love it. Love it love it love it. Did I mention I love it?