Today I had planned to do a little bit of painting for accessories. The weather had a different idea though! It is cloudy and it looks like it may rain at any moment. Please forgive the pictures, I could not get enough light into this area and had to use the flash in a couple of pictures.
Since I couldn't paint, I decided to make the curtains for the pantry. Material is difficult to find here, so you often use what you can find. I looked for sheets with a pretty black and white design, but no luck. Standing in my favorite dollar store, I wondered what I could use and went to the table cloth section. They had black table cloths!
I bought one, it was 60 inches by 84 inches. That was perfect!
The cloth was cut in half, lengthwise, giving me 2 pieces that were 84 inches long and 30 inches wide. The edges were zig zagged to prevent fraying. I folded the top down, creating sort of a valence and clipped the curtains with curtain rod clips.
My husband mounted a rod to the shelves. This is one of the paint projects. You can tell that the rod is gold colored and the clips are a silver color. I wanted everything one color, but you make do with what you can find locally here, or you make a trip into a bigger city to find what you want.
The curtains are hung, but wow, that is too much black! I have some more material and I think that I will make a trim for the curtains.
This is an almost completed thing that can be checked off of my list soon. Maybe this is "almost" progress.
Weather report indicates that it may rain tomorrow. It will be a good day for sewing. Painting will have to happen later in the week.
the nester for 31 Days 2013