Color-block Hem Curtains

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Brendan has been hard at work doing electrical and helping his plumber out on all the plumbing. Things are running extremely smoothly (I hope I didn't just jinx myself). Since I can't be much help upstairs my mom and I worked on  a project I've been meaning to get to for a long time! 

The placement of our curtain rod in our old apartment was lower than the curtain rod in our current bedroom i.e. the curtains we had in our apartment nicely touched the floor whereas in our current bedroom they were about 12 inches off the floor. I've already modified our curtains once by adding black-out material to the back so I didn't want to start from scratch therefore I needed to figure out away to lengthen them. When I was searching the internet for ideas I came across the idea of color-block hemming. It is surprisingly common and I think it looks great! 

Yesterday we went to Chintz and Company and sourced out the fabric for the bottom portion of the curtains. I forgot to bring the pillow case of our bed spread but I was able to find a picture of our bed spread online so we could compare the image to the fabric in the store. I knew I wanted a yellow or gold fabric and I ended up picking a gold velvet like fabric...very luxe...

I don't have a picture of the completed thing because we moved out of our bedroom and so they are now folded up in another bedroom waiting to be hung up again. Hopefully in a month or month and a half we will be able to move back into our bedroom and I can take a picture of them done! I am thrilled with the end result.

Also just for those who like to see our smiling faces here is a renovation selfie!

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