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Topic: It's curtains for you, Bathroom! (burlap shower and window curtains; 5 pics)  (Read 4641 times)
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« on: September 18, 2010 07:47:54 PM »

So, I've recently shacked up with The ManFlesh and have been slowly debachelorizing his 1911 house.  One of the first things on my list was getting rid of the old rotty shower curtains and institute a shower curtain liner policy.  It's a claw-footed bathtub with a shower rig, so it needs at least 2 curtains to contain the water.  When my mind landed on burlap and I couldn't get off it, so that's what I did.  I was hoping to find grey burlap, but off-white was as close as I could get to something that went with his existing color scheme, which I like.



We popped the hinges on the door so I could almost get a shot of it.  You can see I had enough left to make curtains for the windows, too.



I was able to open the mirrored cabinet and take a photo of the reflection of the curtain on the end of the tub.

I made hem tape (like double-fold bias tape, but not cut on the the bias) for all the vertical edges and of the shower curtain the top of the window curtains and a 4" border for the bottoms of both.  I attached the hem tape the traditional way... hand stitched it; something like 30' of it with all for sides of the shower curtain and the top of the 2 window curtains.  Oof.





The grey stripes pick up the grey accent tiles and grout in the floor and the grey finish on the outside of the bathtub.



I'm talking to him about me painting the tub's feet black, perhaps with a purple ball (in the claws). It feels really good to have the bathroom debachelorized.  Thanks for looking!
 
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010 02:03:17 AM »

Good job debachelorizing without making it look too girly!

You've just inspired me to go attack my BF's bathroom right now! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010 06:57:24 AM »

nice.  its very tasteful.  but can i ask a question?  Where did you get the burlap?  I am having such issues finding burlap.  None of the fabric/craft stores here carry it anymore and its not cheap on ebay  (5.00 a metre incl shipping)
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2010 09:37:29 AM »

Good job debachelorizing without making it look too girly!

You've just inspired me to go attack my BF's bathroom right now! Cheesy

Thanks!  Luckily my own taste is not girly-girly and he has good taste and likes color.

Good luck with your project!

nice.  its very tasteful.  but can i ask a question?  Where did you get the burlap?  I am having such issues finding burlap.  None of the fabric/craft stores here carry it anymore and its not cheap on ebay  (5.00 a metre incl shipping)

Thank you.  Around here ALL the fabric stores have burlap and it's generally < $4/yard (just under a metre).  I bought mine at Fabric Depot which does have an online store (fabricdepot.com) and they have sales online all the time.  Not sure if they ship internationally and I assume that if you're using metres you don't live in the US. Wink  I've also seen it at JoAnn's (a chain store) which may have it online and may ship internationally.
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2010 03:46:48 AM »

Love the striped hem tape!  Looks terrific Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2010 08:13:49 AM »

Great job!  Looks awesome.
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2010 08:30:45 AM »

Thanks, you two!
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2010 09:37:54 AM »

I can't believe you hand stitched the hems, that is a labor of love!  I never would have thunk burlap for a bathroom, but I like it.  I love the hexagon floor tiles, too, you just don't see that kind of character in new houses!
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2010 04:21:05 PM »

I can't believe you hand stitched the hems, that is a labor of love!  I never would have thunk burlap for a bathroom, but I like it.  I love the hexagon floor tiles, too, you just don't see that kind of character in new houses!

Yeah, labor of love or stupidity... one of those.   Tongue  I just didn't want to have stitching show on the hem tape, so it "had" to be done.

I like those tiles, too!  And they're only 6 or so years old.  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2010 07:29:17 PM »

cutest bathroom ever. Wish I could move in somewhere we could paint.
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