You do? Marvellous, because I've been busy cutting and stitching and I've got something to show you!
For a very long time now, I've been fed up with the curtains in my hall. They're drab and dull and I'm sick of them. Also, there's the small matter of the mess below them too!
Not a very nice sight is it? Time to do something about it and put some of my thrifty finds to good use.
I was inspired by the light shade I got for the hall a while ago. It's a pretty, colourful sort of thing and it made me think that a old floral sheet (Antique shop - £10) that I had previously rejected for the job, might actually work rather well after all.
I didn't have quite enough material in the sheet, so I decided to add a bit of something else to the bottom. An old bedspread this time. (Charity shop - £3)
I had originally planned on recycling the lining from the old curtains.
But it was very thin and as bedsheets aren't exactly 'curtain weight' material I decided to splash out on some thicker 'black-out' fabric (Local fabric shop - £20) for the lining.
For some reason, I decided that tied tab tops would look just the thing on these curtains. So I set about cutting up more bedspread for that.
So I stitched and spent a pleasurable half an half catching up on blogs while I turned them all round.
Finally they were all done, ironed and ready to be sewn into place.
Just a lacy finishing touch (Local fabric shop - £8) to add and I was all done. Do you want to see?
Here we go...
I have two windows in my hall, one upstairs and one down, so that's two new sets of curtains which change the whole look of the hall for a total of £41. That's prettiness on a shoestring if you ask me!
Second hand floral sheet - £10
Old charity shop bedspread - £3
Black out lining - £20
Lace trim - £8
Total cost - £41