Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Thrift Store Marriage

It’s DIY day at Kimba’s!

I regularly show you my thrift store finds and tell you that I’m going to do this or that with it.  However, it is often so long before I do anything, if at all, that you may wonder if it ever gets done.  I’ll be honest, sometimes it doesn’t.  But sometimes it does, even if it is months later.

Back in February I found these Pottery Barn panels at Goodwill for $4/pr.  They were only 63”, so I said I’d do something to fix that.  IMG_2104

Then in September I got this fringed bedskirt for about $7, and said I had plans for it.

The two came together as one.  Here is the “before”.  (The thing on the wall which appears to be a large lizard is artwork made of leaves that Skippy gave Pinkerbelle for her birthday.)IMG_3862

And here is the “after”.IMG_4327

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And yes, I’m only showing one side because that’s all I have done so far.  The point is, I did something.  So, $11 for what will be a pair of custom curtain panels.  I could make all kinds of excuses, like I know it looks a little heavy on the bottom, and I wanted to put the ruffled bedskirt part at the top but it was much, much easier this way, and that I know I should try to find some kind of fancy trim to put at the joining seam.

But you know what?  Sometimes it’s okay to be content with “good enough”.  I don’t call  myself a lazy seamstress for nothing!

24 comments:

dixie said...

Hey, I think it looks great!! You know how little I have going on in my house in the way of window treatments!!!

REbekah said...

Oh WOW!!! these look so great!!! Don't ya love when things come together like that! These are beautiful!

deborah said...

Plain panels no more...these look adorable! Love that you put deep ruffles on them, they look so fun. Love the picture on your blog banner, fabulous house! Thanks, Deborah

deborah said...

Plain panels no more...these look adorable! Love that you put deep ruffles on them, they look so fun. Love the picture on your blog banner, fabulous house! Thanks, Deborah

Barb said...

Holly,
These are great, and i think perfectly wonderful just the way they are.

Blessings and have a great week

barbara jean

Cindy said...

They're perfect for that room and look scrumptious. Good on ya! Only one more to go, right?!

Symone's Mommy said...

I have the same curtains in purple gingham. Question though...to what did you attach the second layer?Can you post a pic underneath?

Carmen said...

I think they look great! I like the ruffles at the bottom. :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Holly, that panel is awesome!!! Love the ruffles. :) Miss Creative!

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

That is precious! And worth waiting for!

Beth said...

How cute! Love them :)

southerninspiration said...

Awww, adorable...aren't you so smart???? I love them! Now go finish that other side! ;)

Suzanne
Only 'cause I SO UNDERSTAND can I tease you like that!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

$11....wow! Can you even imagine what just one panel would be if you bought them retail or had them custom made?? Yikes! They are soooo incredibly gorgeous. I'll take a set for my bedroom please. :)

Lou Cinda said...

OH NO You Di'int!!! This has seriously, given me chills!! I love it that much!! I WANT them!!! I NEED them! I will do a room PINK just for them!!!

GREAT vision!! Gorgeous!!

Lou Cinda :)

(now, where do you live?) LOL

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh how adorable! the window is wearing a ball gown now... all you need is a glass slipper peeking out. :-)
Charming.
Cass

Anna said...

wow, they look great!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I like it a lot. As it. But, I guarantee you, it's further than I would have taken it. The most I ever do with anything is clean it/dust it/knock the dirt off. I am not a project person. So, your efforts have my admiration, for sure! ~Mindy

amanda said...

OH Holly these are gorgeous, i absolutely love them, Amanda

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

It sure makes a cute dressy curtain. I think it's a great idea :-)

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

LuLu said...

Wow, it is so cute i love the addition, it gives them such personality,
LuLu

Audra said...

What a frugal remedy for fabulous results. Love the curtains, they really are darling, perfect for your little lady.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Your curtains are wonderful!! Great finds. I love thrifting too. Love finding those treasures. Love & blessings from NC!

Rebekah said...

My sentiments exactly! It looks adorable!

Sherri S said...

Since I can't sew I think they are amazing! I love that you used GW finds too. Beautiful at the RIGHT price. I like them 'good enough'. ;-)