Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cracked, chipped and wrinkled...now that's MY curtain style!




Confession.

I've had a long time love affair with ironstone pitchers.




I've been given a few as gifts.  And the rest I collected from auctions and garage sales.  And I must say, I don't recall spending over $20 on any of them. 

Most were around the $5-10 mark...because I prefer crazing, cracks and chips.  Yup that's me.



I gathered them up the other day.  And when I stood back to snap a few pictures of them, I realized how bare the windows look.  I'm really not a fan of curtains so hadn't gone about putting any up.


Brainstorm.  Lightbulb.  Whatever you want to call it!

Measured the windows...exactly 36 inches.  Hmmm.

Dare I say lightbulb number 2?


I had two chunky yardsticks that very same length.  Who'd a thunk it?!



Problem.  The bottoms of some of the pitchers are, well, less than desireable to look at.


That's better.


I just hung them at random lengths with burlap ribbon.  Yum.





Now, as long as we're talking about curtains.  Well, heck, I was on a roll...why mess with that!

So I decided to try that old trick, "make the windows look bigger by hanging the curtains to the side".


I used canvas painter's dropcloth.  I've watched this in web-world and just love the look! 

I used a 4' x 15' piece and simply cut it in half.  I washed, dried, and pressed the raw edged over for the curtain clips.  And since the other three sides were factory finished, no sewing involved.  YAY.


There are a few wrinkles.  But I have wrinkles too and my friends still like me.

And turns out there was a seam at the midpoint of one panel.  Character, right?

They also didn't end up being either window length or floor length, but that will do for now, because I think there may soon be some changes to this wall anyway.

    

BEFORE:


AFTER:




That will have to do for curtains for now.  I'm exhausted.  (wink)

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12 comments:

  1. Love the pitchers hanging from the yardsticks....two of my favorite things!!!
    Jane

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  2. Neat idea!!! You have so many!!!
    ♥Linsey

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  3. What a great way to highlight the windows And feature the pitchers!

    Jan

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  4. Yes, most definitely...your friends LOVE you! And might I add, you are simply genius!!! LOVE all of your curtains. Gawd...I'm just giddy about your being so darn clever!

    Happy Spring!

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  5. Oh my this is lovely!

    Happy day, happy spring, happy happy everything!

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  6. I love your hanging pitchers! Such a great idea! :)
    I would love for you to share this with my "Unveil Your Genius" Link party!
    http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/03/unveil-your-genius-link-party_22.html

    Happy Weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much for linking up! I hope you'll link up again soon! :)

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  7. I LOVE THAT YOU HUNG YOUR PITCHERS, THAT IS JUST COMPLETE GENIUS!!
    I COLLECT PITCHERS(NOT JUST IRONSTONE)AND HAVE 158 TO DATE, AND I JUST KEEP BUILDING SHELVES!!

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  8. Those hanging pitchers are great!

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  9. I would have never thought to hang pitchers like this - what a fabulous idea and they look absolutely lovely!

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  10. Now I need to start collecting ironstone so I can do this exact same fabulous window treatment!

    Pinning this!
    Kelly

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  11. One of the cutest unique window ideas I've seen, I love the hanging pitchers. Stopped over from your feature at Whisperwood.

    ~Bliss~

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