Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Beautify the Bathroom!

This is a project I made a little while ago, it really has made a big difference in my bathroom, so I thought I would share! I have been working really hard on making my house look more complete, and I thought a good place to start would be the bathroom! Here is the before picture, pretty Blah, I know!

I only used a liner for my shower curtain, so I thought a real shower curtain would be a good addition. I also have a cute built in shelf unit, that I would really like to hide... I live in an old home, and storage is a premium, so that shelf is full of stuff we use all of the time. I found my fabric at Walmart, I was so excited, it was only $4.44 a yard, I bought 3 1/2 yards of fabric. So this whole project cost under $20!

I really did not know exactly what I was doing! I bought a new shower liner and used that as a guide to make shower curtain. I laid the liner on the floor, and started folding the fabrics and playing with them until I found a layout I liked.

I ended up doing the top paisley layer 16 inches, the stripe layer 52 inches, and then another 4 inch layer of paisley at the bottom. (The bottom paisley layer was a little bit of an accident, but it turned out nicely!) I had to piece two pieces of fabric together, to make each layer wide enough. I wanted the shower curtain to be just a tad bigger than the lining.

I ironed some fusible interfacing to the top of the shower curtain, and marked 3/4 inch button holes every six inches. That is the same distance as the shower liner.

I made the button holes, along the top. The shower curtain still did not look complete so I sewed a brown ribbon over the seem of the first two layers. I just loved how it turned out.

Now for the shelf, I decided to make a curtain that was the inverse of the shower curtain, to mix it up a little. Let me tell you, it is so nice to have all of our crap stuff behind a curtain. It was hard for me to get a great picture of this because it is such a small space!

Mission accomplished, I think our bathroom looks so much more complete!

Ok lets look one more time at the before and after!

This project made a huge difference in my bathroom, and for under 20 bucks! Yee-haw!

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  1. I love the fabric you used for the shower curtain. Looks great!

  2. Very creative! The fabric is great and I love the colors!


  3. I found you from Someday Crafts. Your bathroom looks great! I love the fabrics you used!

  4. First, thanks for commenting on my cake post. This bathroom looks amazing in the after picture, and I love the fact that you only used $20.00. That's my kind of redo.

  5. such a dramatic difference! great job!

  6. Great job! Such a difference, and for under $20!!!


  7. visiting from A Glimpse Inside- what great additions to your bathroom!! I love that you inverted the fabrics :D lovely!!

  8. It looks so much better!! Nice work! :-)

  9. Wow! Big differnce! It' beautiful!
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  10. Those fabrics are gorgeous and really make the room look finished. Good job! You could also use grommets to hang the curtain instead of button holes (I hate sewing button holes!)

    I'm visiting from the Mingle With Us Blog Hop.

  11. And I'll leave a comment to say thank you to you too for not making me type a captcha code. They annoy me!

  12. Very nice! Love the fabric you used and that you did the opposite on the shelves. Thanks for linking up to my Catch a Glimpse party. Always nice to see a new face!

  13. Thanks for all of the sweet comments! That is a great idea about the grommets Jennifer!

  14. Love it! I love what fabric does for a room...beautiful work. Found you at JaG's linky party. I did a bathroom makeover too...carrieandcompany.blogspot.com

    Great to meet you!

  15. What a wonderful transformation!!! I need a new curtain for my bathroom... thanks so much for linking up!

  16. Hi, thanks so much for linking this up with my Show and Share linky party! I once made a shower curtain from an old bedsheet. I still like it and use it so your project really grabbed me. I featured your project on my Show and Share Showoffs. Come check it out and grab your bragging rights button. http://craftygeordi.blogspot.com/2011/02/show-and-share-showoffs-6.html

  17. I love the before and after! I especially like how the sun shining through your new curtain "warms" up the white bathroom. :-) Isn't it amazing how much just a little change can make a difference? Great job, keep up the good work!

  18. Congrads!!!! Your bathroom was the most viewed link at the Whatever Goes Wednesday post at Somedaycrafts.blogspot.com last week. I am highlighting it today!

  19. I like the difference you made..like the fabric...beautiful job.

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