Hey y'all! So much exciting progress has been happening around here on the farm, in our businesses, and also on the house! We took a week off from everything last month to focus completely on finishing up some unfinished parts of our house to make it a bit more functional while we are living it and building the rest. One project that I also made during that week, were these super cute, easy, durable, and very inexpensive curtains. One day we will make cabinets, but for now we decided to use curtains instead of doors and they turned out great!
The final goal for the kitchen is to have a southern, rustic, farmhouse-style look to it. So I made the temporary curtains to fit that style too... and they turned out totally adorable!
They are actually made from a painter's drop cloth from the hardware store! Making them cost very little and are quite sturdy for daily use in our family kitchen. They only take 4 supplies:
ribbon (I used this burlap w/ lace that was on clearance)
and some smooth nylon rope to hang them
from so they slide back and forth easily
My sewing machine was down for the day, so I hand sewed the entire project. It took a little longer, but I enjoyed getting to practice my hand-stitching. After measuring and cutting the drop cloth into appropriate sized panels for under our counter, I hemmed the unfinished edges.
Then sewed the ribbon on while sewing the fold for the rope to slide through.
Gavin loves helping mommy make things. :-)
Once all the panels were completed, we threaded the rope through them
and Jesse fastened the rope underneath the counter-top with these hooks.
I LOVE the final outcome!
They are very functional and look good too
as substitute cabinet doors while we finish everything else.
I really like how well they ended up blending with the white-washed,
wood walls and our antique farmhouse sink.
Thank y'all so much for stopping by!
What projects have y'all been working on lately?