Monday, March 7, 2011

I made a curtain!!! I made a curtain!!!

We live in a house that was badly built in the 70's and our front door side window 'was' yellow patterned glass until Master 8 slammed the front door in a tantrum, as (my) kids do.... so we had lovely sticky-taped yellow glass in our side window for a while until we could afford to get it fixed.
The glazier said frosted glass was $50 more expensive than clear so clear glass now resides in our side window.
So! we needed a curtain didn't we...woohoo!! I made a white linen curtain with vintage doily detail toot sweet, from my stash and I have not been happier!
The light coming through is great and sooooo much nicer than sticky tape and cracked ugly yellow glass. And I got to make something pretty that we can actually use and I can see every time I use the front door.
Now we just need to paint the door white, and the window frame, and the walls, and the ceiling and....and ......and........

;) Irene x

(The beautiful linen was an ebay buy - 12 Vintage metres of it, 90 cm wide and in original condition. Yummmmmm-i!!)

17 comments:

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Wow! I love it! What a brilliant idea!

Naturally Carol said...

What a beautiful curtain...I agree..that amber glass is horrible, especially next to your front door. It must have hurt your eyes to look at it every day...now I bet your heart leaps with joy to come and go!

Lyndel said...

oh that is just beautiful, given me an idea for a frosted 1/2 door we have at the side of the house that is never used (not the front/ not the back door). mmm now where is that linen?......

Elizabethd said...

It's very chic Irene, well done!

Bayside Rose said...

Well done Irene, it's gorgeous.
Pam x

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Irene that is yummy fabric.
Thanks for entering my Pay it Forward.
Can you send me your email address, mine is on my blog

Janelle aka Nelly said...

Love the doiley idea on it.

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Now that's making lemonade out of lemons! Good job Irene!

Judy

Jessica said...

wow I love the curtain. i would love some for my bedroom window.

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Irene!
Love IT!!!! You did a fantastic job & what an awesome buy!!

xoxoxo,
Shellagh

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Hey Irene,

Thanks for playing along with the Pay It Forward Project. Now just send me your mailing address so I can send you your pretty.

Hugs,
Judy

Millie said...

Now Irene, this is really bad form. I've asked you before not to post on your fantastic creations, it makes me (the hopelessly inept sewing one) look even worse. This is your final warning!!!
Millie x

Monique said...

Gorgeous... so pretty and light!

Pearl said...

Thats very creative!
Good Job!!


Pearl

Posie Patchwork said...

So incredibly pretty, well done my dear. Curtain are no easy feat, enjoy the dappled sunlight through that sheer loveliness, love Posie

Flo and Olive Vintage said...

The light coming through it is beautiful! I have also lived in a badly built 1970s house complete with amber glass and faux wood panelling... so I feel your pain! The curtain is a very nifty idea that I may have to steal for my not-so-beautiful tin shed.

septembre said...

Wow love this!