The master bathroom is almost done and I am so excited to have it done and move on to finish the master bedroom and work in other areas of the house.
So here’s where I started with for curtains back in December – outdated, hadn’t been touched in over 10 years, beige from floor to ceiling. (And just to save you from the beige monster, pinning is BLOCKED from the next 2 pictures – like anyone would want to pin this! LOL! It went straight to Goodwill.)
I had bought a second shower curtain and made curtains to match… Not a bad DIY project – just needed to NOT be BEIGE! And to be hung a bit higher. I have learned a LOT in the last few years. )
Yes, you can laugh at that TEENY TINY picture hung on that huge wall. Let’s move on…
So I had been looking at different fabric patterns and was having a hard time finding a pattern that I felt went with chevron shower curtain. I even browsed several stores but never came home with anything. My plan was to make a DIY faux roman shade.
Then I popped in a Goodwill in Atlanta after my trip to IKEA and found this pretty curtain panel for $3.93! It was just one 84” panel with hidden tabs – not much I could do with just one panel for my bedroom BUT it would work perfect for my bathroom.
Once again – I tried to make a DIY faux roman shade out of it, BUT this fabric is a very lightweight, sort of light sheer linen – and it just wouldn’t hold the folds of a roman shade – I pinned, I tacked, I ironed – it just wasn’t working. I think you definitely need to use a heavier weight material like home interior fabric or duck material like Hobby Lobby sells for a roman shade.
So I went with option #2 – either make curtain panels or a short valance.
I made simple curtain panels by cutting it in half and also cutting off a good bit off the bottom and hemming it.
I think the pattern compliments the chevron without competing. And I love that it is light and airy and still lets light in. I am not a closed curtain person at all! Love lots of light.
I really can’t stand short curtains so the length bothers me just a bit BUT over a tub there is not much else I can do. I didn’t really want to bring them all the way down to the tub as they would get wet and limit me from putting any kind of candlesticks or anything in the corners.
Here’s a mirror shot so you can get a wider angle…
And just so you can help me decide… I took the bottom part that I cut off and hung it up as a short valance. It is not hemmed so would need to be hemmed if I was to use it.
Not sure how I think about this either. Are curtain valances out of style?
So which one do you like better?
(And no, no plans to change out blinds right now. I would love to switch them to faux wood white blinds eventually BUT this is a big, odd size window and it is not cheap. May save up some of the money I make from my yard sale this spring and buy one.)
I guess you will see my final choice with this thrifted curtain panel in the next post – can’t wait to share the final before/after pictures in a complete reveal post next week!