Monday, November 15, 2010

Making Do

One of my philosophies has always been to reuse things where possible. In that spirit, I hemmed some op shop tablecloths and strung them up when I needed curtains for the boatshed bathroom last year. I've been happy with them, but lately I've felt the need for more muted, paler, restful tones around me. Every time I went into the bathroom, these bright curtains jarred a little:

So in an effort to make the bathroom more Zen-like, I raided my fabric shelf, and found some remnants I'd bought cheaply at No Chintz a while ago. Used as a trim on part of a white linen table cloth, it makes quite an impressive curtain:

The other window received the same treatment. Bright happy vintage roses gone:

Replaced with calming white linen with pale green paisley trim:

Feeling emboldened by success, I took this pine table and assorted olive and bright green chairs and gave them a makeover as well. I'm pretty happy with that result too:

It just goes to show what you can do with a sewing machine, some fabric scraps and a tin of paint. You certainly don't need lots of cash to improve your surroundings.


LittleDreamGirl said...

Very nice :)
I like the new look x

cheryl said...

i agree! you did a great job!

Miss Sew & So said...

love it all.....the lovely light breezy bathroom curtains....& the darker table out in all that gorgeous light!

what a great time you have had up-cycling!!!

melissa x

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