Friday, January 11, 2013

Striped Curtains.

In a holiday prep post, I mentioned that one thing on our to-do list was to make some new curtains for our living/dining room and for our main/guest bath.  I know it’s a little crazy to add such a project into the mix because taking care of all-things-Christmas leaves us busy enough...but I had my momma visiting, so it only made sense to tackle a sewing project.  {She’s the best.}

We started with the long panels for our living/dining room. 


Just like when we made these curtains...we cut our fabric, pinned the seams and fed it through the machine.  This fabric gave us a little bit of an issue until my mom figured out the right settings to use.  Shockingly, it was thicker and tougher to go through then the heavy houndstooth stuff I found for our winter runners.

After a lot of hard work, it was time to hang ‘em up and check ‘em out.  {Please forgive my lack of photography skills...I simply use my iPhone and CANNOT, I repeat CANNOT, shoot towards a window when the sun is out.}





I love how the dark stripes make a statement in the room.  I wasn’t feeling the spring-ish pattern that we had up during the winter months, so this was just the change I was looking for!  I’ll have to show you guys how the curtains look without our Christmas d├ęcor up...but I have not yet put our house back together after taking all our Christmas stuff down on Sunday.  Poor hubby ended up getting the flu/stomach bug this past week...so decorating and blogging has taken a backseat {as my Insta-friends can vouch for...I mean, our new rugs have even arrived, and I have yet to bring them up from the garage because hubby is priority #1}.

So what do you guys think of switching out curtains based on seasons?  I know I’m kind of a freak for doing it, but I couldn’t help it.  I love to switch things up!! :)  And for anyone else out there battling this horrendous cold/flu season...I FEEL FOR YOU, get better ASAP!! ;)

PS-can't wait to share more updates with you guys...main bath updates, master bath stenciling, what our big delivery was, master bedroom re-arrangement, DIY art...

48 comments:

  1. Love those curtains, they are so pretty! And again, as I've said plenty of times, your house is gorgeous!

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  2. I have wide striped curtains in my living room too, and I looooove love LOVE the chunky statement they make. Your curtains - and GAH, your whole living room: so pretty!

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    1. Great minds think alike! ;) Thanks so much, Kelly!!

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  3. NICE! They are just perfect in there. Your whole house though... my gawd. So pretty.

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  4. Loooove those stripes! They look so good! And no - you're totally not crazy for switching things up. I do it, too. The husband doesn't understand, but it just freshens up the house a bit.

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    1. Thanks Rachel! And phew, I'm glad I'm not the only one. I can't help it...I like a change of pace every once in a while. ;)

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  5. Your place is adorable! Absolutely love the mint color and the striped curtains! Perfect!!
    xo TJ

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    1. Thank you so much, TJ! I'm so glad you stopped by!! :)

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  6. I love the curtains! They look so great in that room... which is totally gorgeous by the way! I want to steal your throw pillows. ;)

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  7. They make such a grand statement!! I love the thick stripes, and like everyone else, your house in general is amazing!!

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  8. I have trouble finding curtains so no changing for me. ;) I love the stripes!! I think my office is going to get stripes!

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    1. I do too...which is why I have all mine made from fabrics that I loved. Definitely go with some stripes for that space! You'll never regret it. I'm still obsessed with the stripes in our main/guest bath.

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  9. Love those stripes!!! They look great in your room.

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  10. I love the dark stripes so much. The high contrast truly makes such a great impact. And I love those huge windows. I've been sort of wanting some striped curtains in my life. You aren't making that desire subside. ;)

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    1. Thank you, Kim!! I say go for it...just give in. ;) {I'm such a bad influence.}

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  11. I love a good striped fabric! The bold pattern looks great in your home!

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  12. the stripes add so much to this room!! im obsessed with a good stripe/floral combo. Now you have to tell me how you made those photo ledges!!

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    1. Thanks Cara! Don't worry...I'll be posting about it as soon as I get them hung up. :)

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  13. Love the bold stripes!! It's perfect for that room. I'm glad to hear this is a seasonal change though as I loved your old curtains too! I really love your house... seriously... come do this to mine!

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    1. Yup, definitely just a seasonal change. Our other fabric just didn't feel right through winter months...but it will definitely be making a come back down the road! :) Aw, thank you soo much! K, I'll be right there! ;)

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  14. Everyone needs more striped in their life!

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  15. Love them! And your buffet is gorgeous, I absolutely love that color.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kristel! It's definitely one of my favorite colors too! :)

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  16. I absolutely love the black and white with blue accent look...I want to redo my bedroom in similar colors now! And I agree with the other commenters - the striped curtains look amazing! That's very unique, I'd never seen that before!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so glad you stopped by! :)

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  17. Pretty! I love the bold strip. You guys did a great job =)

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  18. Just came across your blog! Love your style. The curtains and your buffet are awesome!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Chaney! I'm so happy you found me! :)

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  19. Hi Gabbi - Just saw your post at 52 mantels - and am in LOVE with what you've done!
    Most definitely your newest follower!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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    1. Thank so much, Suzan!! I'm so happy you stopped by to say hello! I really appreciate it! :)

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  20. Hi, can you please share where you bought the fabric? I love it, and it looks great! Love stripes, and have been looking for similar stripes...
    Thanks so much! Great job!
    Lana

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    1. Of course, Lana! I got it from spoonflower.com. I hope that helps! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

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  21. Love the curtains - was the fabric striped? Or you bought white and grey and cut the strips to sew together?

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    1. Thank you so much! :) The fabric was actually striped already, so luckily I didn't need to sew things together or paint anything...phew! I had to hunt around for a long time to find the fabric!

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  22. love your curtains! I have been searching high and low for a fabric like this. Do you recall where you purchased it or, even better, the manufacturer/style info? I DIY painted a pair of stripe curtains in my living room, and I'm not enjoying the crustyness of the paint. I would really love an actual striped fabric. Your help would be most appreciated!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so glad you stopped by. Yes, I purchased the fabric from spoonflower.com. It was the charcoal stripe made by Domesticate. Hope that helps! :)

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    2. I love the curtains as well! Did you use the "Basic Combed Cotton" or one of the other fabrics that they sell?

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    3. I actually used the linen-cotton canvas. I wanted the fabric to be heavy enough and at least 54" wide.

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