Well, I got a little derailed when I started my kitchen organization project the other day. And, I was reminded that I had indeed tried to do this last year and why I stopped. Apparently I do not have “standard sized cabinetry”. Any simple drawer insert I looked to purchase would not fit. 🙁 So I am working on plan B. I did get some purging done which was good and I am hoping to do a little more today. But, I wanted to share with you the project I quick whipped up last night, trying to get my groove back. (I was so bummed by the kitchen stall that I had done nothing for days.)
As I was doing some straightening yesterday I came across a purchase I had set aside and kind of forgotten. These lovely tablecloths I found at Target before the holidays – they were with the Christmas stuff.
Now, typically I will not purchase anything Christmas related until after Christmas when the good sales hit. But, I just kept coming back to this and one day it was on sale (like 20% off) and I just had to have it. I knew I was not going to use it for a tablecloth – I had the perfect place for it, so I purchased two of the longest rectangle tablecloths that they had.
I was still planning on doing this but when I saw this tablecloth, I had a new plan – because I loved it and I knew it would be a lot less work.
So, first I hung up one tablecloth as is with the clips I already had, and then determined the length I wanted and measured how much I would need to cut off. I bought extra long in order to have extra on purpose (maybe a pillow or two, or a table cover…). Then I took it down and my hubby fixed the rod – new anchors were purchased to replace the destroyed ones that were causing the rod to about come out of the wall.
I first ironed both tablecloths, then measure from one end, and trimmed off the excess.
I had decided to create a wide hem at the top just to make it a little sturdier where the clips would be holding on. I simply folded down the side with the hem still intact the desired amount and pressed the fold to a crease.
When I got to the end of one of these hems, I found that the piece was not completely straight. No worries, I just folded the excess fabric in so it wouldn’t show. No one will ever know. 🙂
Then, on to sewing. I chose a simple rolled hem for the bottom. And stitched the top hem close to the edge of the rolled hem already there. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
Then comes probably the hardest part in my opinion (mainly because my slight ocd kicks in) getting the curtain clipped up EVENLY. Grrrrr!!
Well, here it is after – pardon the pics I could not figure out the best way to get a pic in light or dark, blah blah blah. Of course, after I put them up there was my next project glaring me in the face. Can you guess what it is??
I love it so much better than before. One more step in my lightening-up process.
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