Wednesday, February 8, 2012

WIP Wednesday!

I have sorta kinda maybe always wanted to do something like this but never bothered. Theresa over at the Tropical Vegan reminded me of it, and this time I actually have some works in progress! I'm hoping posting about them for give me the kick up the butt I need to finish some, and in turn more inspiration to start new ones too.
I am currently making some curtains for our bedroom. Some nice, bright, kind of ugly curtains to brighten up our doomy gloomy bedroom.
Doomy gloomy bedroom.
We went to Spotlight and spent friggin hours trying to find the perfect material. I found lots I liked but Nadine was 'meh' about everything, until we found this (kind of absurdly expensive) 70's retro style print. Burnt orange? Yes please! Will match our tablecloth :)
I am making simple tab curtains, but decided to make it hard for myself by turning them into blackout curtains. We are sooks and can't stand the slightest glint of light. We got the blackout stuff at Spotlight too, though I can't remember what it's actually called. You can get it in single thickness or triple though. We went for single because we are broke cheap.
So far I've made all the tabs for all 3 curtains (7 for each).
Just thought I'd take some crafty photos along the way.

I've also hemmed the top and bottom of one curtain and am currently attempting to join the blackout material to it somehow. I accidentally cut it too short for this one, but I shall remember it for next time!


Theresa said...

Yay! I love that colour orange, and think it is used far too infrequently in home decor. Can't wait to see the final project!

Emma said...

@Theresa: yay! we need more burnt orange colour lovers in the world. Apparently it was all one ever saw in homes in the 70's: crockery, curtains, cupboards, all other decor...always went along with avocado green and mission brown!

Theresa said...

I prefer it alongside turquoise-y blues, and bright, treefrog green. As evidenced by my recent craft projects. Maybe my house will be one that people come into and go "ew", but I don't care!