Tuesday, February 2, 2010

What's on the 99¢ Menu?

Please see previous entry to learn more about this curtain set.


In progress:

Hand sewing (but you can't see the stitches unless you look hard):

Now to buy a real curtain rod (like the one in my bedroom - cheap double rod) and find something to make a valance to break up the pattern a bit and have it feel a bit more finished. Also, it needs to be trained (as I have seen in other blogs)and perhaps a couple of fishing weights to help them from getting a wild hair.

Not bad for 99¢ by golly!


PS The cobalt blue votive holder came from my hallway table.

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It's fffffinally Friday and time for Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous!


I ended up getting a gold cafe rod from Target because the other rod requires some height in order to put the rods on the brackets and it was the cheapest of the cafe rods. So, no valance unless I make a pelmet box with only one side and somehow attach it to the ceiling.

The window is in a tight position because the duct work runs over the kitchen ceiling making it only 7' high. There is only 2 1/2" to the ceiling from the window and 4" to the corner which is not much room to work with. Oh well. It's completed for the moment. I might get creative and hang a valance from the ceiling in such a way you don't know.


  1. ohhh. love the fabric :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  2. Hi Emily - thanks for stopping by. Isn't that an interesting print? That pattern would be so fun in a weave.

    Textiles are fun!

  3. I like the fabric, the colors are so pretty.

  4. Thanks Delightful. It's a nifty fabric but the best part, of course, was the price.

  5. Hi angie - thanks! I love a bargain and while it's not high style (it's not finished - need to break up the pattern) it sure beats those dirty and ugly blinds. :-)