Well, my bff World Market went and had a sale and lo and behold, the shower curtain I have in the dining room was on for $17. So, I picked up another! Just one because I knew I'd never actually close the giant living room window curtains...
I carefully cut the curtain in half. Check out my scrumptious Fiskars sewing shears. Did you know Fiskars have been around since 1649? I have no idea if this is true. I just read it in their wiki.
I own an iron yet we are notoriously wrinkly because...I don't iron. Except my hair. Fun fact - my flat iron makes a FAB hemming iron, because you can press both sides at once.
Lalala I pinned and hemmed the unfinished side of Panel 2. The fabric is wrong-side-up here, btw.
As the French say... voila! Looks soooooooooooo much better... bright and airy...
Wait! What's that you say? Where did I get the lamp on the left? Here's a hint: the shade used to be in the bedroom on the one nightstand's lamp, and the lamp itself... was the old red base!! I took off the red beads and strung about 8 zillion green beads onto green thread (tied to green bias tape). Let's just say I have a lot of sewing/beading/crafting supplies. Only one cat, though.
The extra dangles at the top (and also on the bottom of each strand) are from a bracelet I made yeeeears ago. I didn't like it. Beady beady...10 hours later (no joke):
And made myself a little hula skirt:
Isn't that special?
Don't worry, the bedroom isn't too upset I stole the lampshade. I mean, the lamp IS naked right now. However, last weekend was tax-free weekend here in SC, so... :)
Shower curtains in the great room, flat irons for sewing... how do you think outside the box?