Design. Create. Decorate.

Design. Create. Decorate.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Bathroom Curtain - Sew Quick 'n' Easy!

Welcome to Quince Cottage!
Today we're showing you a super fast, super simple way to add privacy and decorative appeal to your bathroom. Like many new houses, the master bathroom at Quince Cottage has one of those big ugly square windows that doesn't even open. Adds light, but compromises privacy. To keep most of the light, but make us feel better about getting out of the shower unobserved by neighbors, we decided a half curtain was in order.
As you know, we like inexpensive fixes that don't "look" inexpensive. As you may also know, Rhiann dislikes sewing, therefore the simpler, the better.
Shower curtain fabric is ideal for this application because it's made to stand up to steam. A shower curtain cut in half was more than big enough to cover the window amply (in fact we trimmed off about a foot from the side because otherwise we'd have run short of trim). We found this shower curtain at Tuesday Morning for $14.99 along with the fabulous twine fringe for $4.99.

Good Finds from Tuesday Morning! © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
Rhiann prefers a little ruffle at the top of the curtain because it's more luxurious looking than a curtain without one.
So, after measuring carefully and cutting the shower curtain to the desired size, join the two halves with a vertical seam. We took the time to match the pattern as you would with wallpaper.
Next turn over the top and sew across (tucking the raw edge under so it won't fray).
Stitch across once more to make a pocket for the rod and a ruffled look above the rod. Then hem, and if you want, add a trim.

Bathroom Curtain © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet

Unfortunately for Rhiann, the trim was so thick it had to hand-sewn to the fabric, but by using large basting stitches it really didn't take all THAT long. Honestly, if you hate sewing even more than she does, you could use some of that sticky iron-on tape for this project and it would probably work just as well.
We're going for a bit of an Old World Luxe meets Natural Neutrals in this bathroom and so far we think it looks pretty good!

Bath Curtain © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
What's up next on the blog? We've got a post in the works about our bricked kitchen backsplash-the one that's been a pretty big hit on Instagram. More autumn decor ideas are coming too!

Meanwhile, Daisy and Buster are trying to catch up on their sleep. As you can see, they like to "redecorate" too!

After The Morning Walk © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet

Quince Cottage Style mixes old and new, rustic and opulent.

Our goal is to make our new subdivision house look inviting, beautiful, and as though it wasn't born yesterday.