I promised I would post my other exciting project today, and here it is! My lovely new kitchen window.
I decided to transform my extremely boring kitchen window into a cheery space. This is where I spend time doing something I don’t particularly like (dishes), so I wanted to brighten it up a bit. But first, I had to do a couple of things.
1) Find some fabric for a new curtain. It was a very hard decision to make, (who knew there were so many fabrics out there?!)- but I finally decided on the one below. It’s called Apple in Breeze, and its from Jessica Levitt’s Timber Collection. Isn’t is cute?
2) Enlist the help of mom. After all, mom can sew and I can’t =) (By the way, I could cheat and cross this off of my 30 Before 30 list, but I’m going to really attempt to sew something all by myself one day). Dax tried his best to distract her every step of the way- and for the most part succeeded.
3) Find accessories. I used a few things I had, and bought a few. The white Gibson plate was a steal at Goodwill. Price? $1.00! It has a leafy pattern on the outer rim that you can’t really see in the pics. The pear shaped glass container and green pears were my most expensive purchase bought from Michael’s. I also have a charming glass teapot (wedding gift from hubby) and some other small glass pieces on the windowsill.
And that’s really about it! I played assistant as my mom sewed the new curtain, and I tried to absorb what she was doing. Did I retain our little sewing lesson? Not really, but that’s one of the many MANY reasons I keep her around- she’s crafty in ways that I’m not.
What did you do over the weekend?
*A special thanks to Cotton Thread Fabrics for the wonderful fabric!