warning: really bad photography ahead. i couldn't take decent pics of this to save my life...
When I was in Target the other day, what did I spot on the clearance end-cap but the adorable brown & white toile shower curtain I had admired on other people's blogs for a few months. It has a cute little blue bird on it, and it was on clearance for guess how much? Yes. $4.89
I bought it with no clue what I'd do with it. I thought if nothing else it would make a cute tablecloth. Where else can you get that much fabric for under $5?
Then the other night my naked sliding glass door in my family room was just taunting me. You see, this room lacks natural light and we go through the slider all the time, so drapes wouldn't have worked. And it butts right up to my kitchen cabinets, so a rod is out of the question. I wanted to soften the door though, so I mustered up my courage, got out my supplies and got to work. This is what I ended up with:
It's sort of a faux gathered valance using the Nester's method of safety pins, ribbon, upholstery tacks and my finger (to shove in the tacks). I didn't even iron it. I think the Nester would be proud. And actually, I really really like it. Other than the fact that it caused me to redo all the accessories in the room from red accents to blue. And that caused me a near nervous breakdown the other night because I'm having a baby shower for my sister here in 2 weeks and of course want it to look perfect. But I'm not stressing or anything. Hee.