|House loves to model the new projects
This project has been on my *to-do* for quite some time. I’ve lived in this house for 5 years and the kitchen needed a fresh look. First on the list was painting. As I was cleaning up that mess I noticed how the entry/exit door looked. I hung a pair of blinds when I first moved in and over time the connectors came loose at the bottom. And I got tired of fixing them. So, every time you opened the door the blinds would go flying. Drove me NUTS! In the garbage they went. The window needed a new look as well.
That’s when this idea came to mind. When I purchased the paint I also got a piece of burlap to place on the floor. I never used it. Instead, I made a pair of curtains out of it. It was simple. I held them up to the window, estimated the measurements, and then cut the piece in half to make the two panels. I hemmed a zig-zag stitch using red thread. The burlap is cream and red is the main color in my kitchen, so the two fit well together.
I have a couple of strips leftover after measuring the length of the window. Those will get used for card making using the sewing machine as well. Recycle:)
I was thinking of stamping or stenciling something on them. What do you think? They actually look good as is. Simple is my motto so they just may stay as is. I can always add something later to change the look.
And my youngest son “always” has to be the one in the photo when I take a picture of a completed project. Perhaps he wants the credit. He is silly!
Here is an image of the curtains close up.
You can see that I added an extra hem to the top as well. Defines the stitch and color a bit more.
The burlap cost under $5.00. The time invested was about 30 minutes.
Conclusion: Coming in and out of the door to the house is much more quiet!
P.S. I have several other DIY projects for the kitchen, so stay tuned for more!