A Christmas Curtain marked off the To Do List

ok, so this project isn’t very exciting, but it does have a kinda funny story. And it’s another thing to mark off my To Do List (which I was just reading and I can’t remember what a couple of the things are….)

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For Christmas I made quite a few of my presents! And since back into blogging since the holidays, I haven’t had a chance to show them to you, so one and off over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing them with you! This project/gift was to my husband.

Curtains for our coat closet window. Why this closet even has a window is beyond me. Bad idea really…. But it’s there and it’s never had a curtain. We’ve put art in there, a stained glass window that didn’t really fit and I think there was even a piece of wood or something in there at one point. Yes, we do live in Seattle, and the sun doesn’t shine all that often, but when it does, I  don’t want it fading our coats. Also seeing them hanging in there isn’t beautiful to see from the backyard….

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So this is what it looked like for the last little while. oh, and it’s not insulated, another bad design decision the designers had back in the day when the closet was added. for months I thought my husband had hung one of my son’s sheets in the window. Then when I took it down I realized it was actual yardage of the fabric that his sheets were made from! Not cheap fabric…. ergh!

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My husband has only been asking for a curtain for this window for years. Not kidding. Years. And I’ve had the fabric for years. Seriously. The curtain took me an hour or so to make, but years to actually do it. WHY??? I used the same process that I showed you in the Curtains are so Easy Tutorial. The funny thing is, I bought the fabric years ago when I saw it at the store and realized it matched our picnic table umbrella PERFECTLY! The stripes are a bit different, but the colors were exact. Notice I said WERE…. Here they are together now….

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And the curtain installed! The picture isn’t great (at all, I couldn’t get a good angle without reflections of the bright pink slide in the backyard), but doesn’t it look nicer??

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Needless to say, my husband was happy! If I hadn’t bought the fabric a few years back, I would have done the proportions of the fabrics a little bit different. Coulda Sholda Woulda. But it’s done and we’re all happy!

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Comments

  1. I think it’s perfect! It’s a great mystery why a project that take an hour to actually complete can take years to start. I have some myself!

    P.S. I grew up in PNW. I even lived in Magnolia for a while. My dad lives on Bainbridge Island and I love my visits. I have to admit to loving the sun here in AZ, but I sure miss the green of Seattle.

  2. I also saw that you could use two tea towels on a tension rod to make a quick and easy curtain. I was thinking I would try this out and hang some bright colored curtains (or tea towels) over the kitchen sink to brighten up the kitchen! Kinda get rid of the winter blues!

  3. Sheila Perl says:

    Your curtain looks fabulous!
    If you find the answer as to why the easiest, quickest projects take the longest time to make, you are a genius!!
    I have 2 windows that still have shades that I bought at a garage sale “until I make the curtains”, from at least 10 years ago!!!! Go figure!

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