A long time ago, I want to say it was last summer, our standard rental apartment mini blind fell out of our front window. Yep, it just fell right down and try as we might we could not get it to go back without driling new holes and it all seemed a lot of work for something that we didn't like in the first place. So we went without a window covering for many many months. At Christmas, we thought we would put our tree there to lend some privacy. Christmas came and went and we were back to feeling exposed. That was until one fateful morning walk! A few weeks ago I was walking home from my eye doctor appointment and I happened to notice the curtains hanging in the window of a house I had passed by many many times. I really noticed these curtains because before then, all of this house's windows had been completely bare, and being the voyeur that I am, I would always peek in to see the details of their interior design (do you ever do that? I do it all the time, that's one of the many reasons I love to stroll the neighborhood - because I am nosey.) Anyhow, they suddenly had curtains! And I noticed them! And I had to get my own for my bare window that was broadcasting my furniture arrangement, wall colors, and art choices to all of the other neighborhood voyeurs. So, I first thought about going straight to Target to BUY curtains because I wanted it done that day. But, luckily, I came to my senses and realized; hey, I've got all I need right here, why not make them? So, I did, and here is the result:
I love them! They are fun and light and match the overall vibe of our apartment very well. I used unbleached muslin for the base fabric and used an assortment of vintage, modern and my own fabrics for the circles. I also added a little running stitch along the bottom. And look what else:
Tulips on the dining table to match!