Posts tagged ‘curtains’

March 16, 2012

…you know the mothers…

Six months ago I bought a flat. A small dining table and two chairs was all furniture left in it. With help of friends, I painted all walls and covered the ugly PVC floors with carpets. It was my dream to have colors in the rooms, so I have now green in living room, violet in bedroom and dark blue/beige in study. I lived like this for several months, sleeping on air mattress until I saved some money and was able to buy a bed and some drawers, sofa and small living room table. I discovered that it is actually all what I need to function properly, so now I am not in hurry to buy the rest of furniture. Maybe just a bookshelf for the books which are still in the boxes in study would be good. So that will be the next thing. But why I am telling you this? Because of the curtains.

Since I don’t like blinds, I decided to have nice curtains in all rooms. I was shocked when I discovered how expensive the interior fabrics are and was looking for something I liked and was not too expensive at the same time for several weeks in different shops. This week I finally made a purchase. Nice plane, creamy fabric, nice shadow of champagne, little shiny. Now I am collecting the courage to sew them by myself. I don’t want to damage such expensive fabric. I want to sew them by using the pleat tape and I have never done it before… I think it cannot be that difficult, but I always have worries – what if there is some secret trick to it? So what is the first thing I usually make when I am not sure how to do something? I study. Where? I look at youtube! Now, cleverer than before, I plan to sew them this weekend. And when I am at it, I probably should also wash the windows. Easter is coming, so it would be nice to let the sun shining in, but the main reason is that with Easter also my mum plans to come to visit…and I am sure that she will not see the nice curtains, but the dirty windows…you know the mothers…

Edited 23. March 2012
I managed! I posted this a week ago and not only I washed the windows. I made the curtains too! And if only for one room, but yesterday I made some also for the study! I can hardly say that it was my favourite thing to do…handling, measuring and cutting such a huge pieces of fabric is not always fun, but I am one experience richer.

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