The joys of nesting have come home to roost here at Dandelion House! Last night while listening to the wind howl ( the prelude to an all night rain storm ) I put the petal to the metal on my grandmothers sewing machine and whipped up a cozy kitchen door window treatment.
After removing the tired, dirty old mini blind I gave the door a fresh coat of paint to match the walls and got to work. I made a valance with some left over fabric from our dining room curtains and a cute little burlap cafe curtain for the bottom half of the window.
It's easy to make a simple valance and cafe curtain without a pattern with basic sewing skills.
Here's how I made mine~
- measure the width of your window and times it by 2
- measure the length you would like it to " drop " from the curtain rod and add three inches.
- this will give you enough for a rod pocket at the top and a hem at the bottom
- this valance has a finished 11 inch drop.
|Magnetic Curtain Rod for metal doors|
- measure the width of your window and x it by two. This will be your fabric width.
- measure the length from top to bottom adding two inches for a rod pocket and another inch all around for hemming the sides and bottom if you are not using burlap and leaving the edges fringed like I did here.
I sewed a rod pocket on the top of the burlap and left the sides and bottom fringed. The burlap let's the natural light in but also provides a bit of privacy.
Here it is all together... I love how it cozies up our kitchen but our daughter says it looks like I hung a potato sack on our side door which is just the look I was going for without actually using a potato sack.
I guess that makes us both right! What are you sewing right now?
I'm sharing my kitchen door swag with Heidi's Homemaker Hop ,Tilly's Nest Down Home Hop # 3 and the Homestead Revival Barn Hop!
Go visit them all for more homemaking/homesteading inspiration!