Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New Kitchen Curtains

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It has been three years....three years since we have had new kitchen curtains and I was feeling that it was about time.  I loved the curtains when they were first put up.  The suited the kitchen and dining area very well but were starting to look a little tired after so many washings.


I had been on the look out for some fabric that would suit autumn.  I have decided to make new curtains for each season and change them out to add freshness to the space once a season has ended and the new one begins.



I looked and looked and couldn't find anything I liked.  I didn't want to spend a fortune .... some fabric is now $14.00 a yard!!!  Yikes!!!  That's too rich for my blood. 



So I starting digging through my fabric stash.  I figured I must have something in there that would work but would I have enough?  There is one big window, a set of three bay windows and a smaller window over the sink....all in all I would need about 5 yards of fabric.


I searched and searched there it was .... at the bottom of a stack.  Once I saw it, I knew it would be perfect.  The orangey/red background and mustard colored roosters would compliment the changing leaves outside the windows.  



I wanted to stay with a simple valance.  We have wonderful views and I don't want curtains hiding it.  The blinds come in handy for privacy but really out here, we don't even close those at night.  Our neighbors are just too far away to see anything.


It didn't take me long.  I measured for each window (keeping the bay window as one) and folding the fabric lengthwise cut the fabric exactly in half.  Giving a generous hem, the length was just right.  


I am loving the new look .... what a difference something so small can make to a room!  Next up, the bedroom.  Soon I will be stripping the bed and changing out the summer quilt for the falling leaves (autumn) one so I think a set of curtains for that room is in order....I know I need another set of pillowcases to match the quilt as well.





Off to the fabric stash once again.  I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday!  Remember to give your loved ones a hug!

28 comments:

  1. Debbie, those look wonderful! Nice and cheerie. Those roosters blend perfectly with your dining room rooster picture! Nice and bright perfect for fall

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    1. Thanks Katie, I thought they matched well too and to think I had enough in the stash? Cool! LOL

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  2. The new curtains certainly brighten up the room, don't they? But I do like the lace ones too. Good Job Debbie!

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  3. Very nice. Valances are a great way to change the feel of the space.

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    1. Thanks BoPeep, glad you stopped by. :0)

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  4. Seasonal curtains--what a great idea!

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    1. Thanks Kristi, did I give you an idea? LOL

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  5. I love your curtains!! Awesome!!

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    1. Thanks Andrea, glad you stopped by! :0)

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  6. I have also been thinking of making curtains for each season, or at least for Fall and Christmas because that is what I mostly decorate for. They look beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Frankie! I agree fall and Christmas is when I decorate the most too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. What a terrific idea to have curtains for each season....you are so clever to think of that. I love the splash of colour your new curtains add.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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    1. Thanks Cath, now just to make the others! LOL

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  8. I like the change! That red color looks great against the creamy color on your walls!

    Pat

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    1. Thanks Pat. I love how they look too. Thanks for leaving a comment. ;0)

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  9. I love those colors! Stopping by from Barn Hop! Your blog is about 2 things my blog is about family & faith... seems like a theme with many blogs! You have some great info here! Blessings!

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    1. Thanks Rachel! I am so glad you stopped by and said hi. :o)

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  10. Well Debbie this is the perfect fall colour it would brighten up any day I am sure. I love the pattern. I also love your furry little helper(?)
    B

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    1. Thanks Button! I am so glad you stopped by for a visit. :0)

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  11. Well done Debbie! New curtains always perk up a room. Thanks for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week. :)

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  12. My mom always changed her curtains with the seasons. Yours look beautiful. Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot last week.

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  13. I like the change.What a fantastic idea to have a curtains in each seasons.Thanks...

    Blinds and drapes

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  14. The new kitchen curtains are beautiful. Have a look at them here

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  15. Putting up new curtains is an easy and cheap way of modifying the look of your kitchen. I like the color and design you chose for your new curtains. The color is definitely more vibrant than the old one. And having it short also complements the laidback style of your home.

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  16. “I didn't want to spend a fortune ... some fabric is now $14.00 a yard!!!”—That’s quite true, Debbie. But I also believe the cost won’t matter once you see that the result is great. Anyway, I really love the new valance in your kitchen. And I must agree with Kip, it gave an impression to the style of your home.

    Roxie Tenner

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  17. These curtains panels are beautiful and a very rich color. It is a good value for the money.

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! I love reading all of them. Have a wonderful day.

Debbie

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