Wednesday, September 09, 2009

New Addition Part 1 of 3

Intriguing, eh?
As I am the #1 cook in the house, Harv is automatically the #1 dishwasher. We both work fairly late which means dinner is late and Harv is often doing dishes at 10:30 at night. We haven't had curtains in the kitchen since we moved into our house 3 years ago and he gets a little creeped out being in there so late, knowing the neighbors and any creatures of the night could be watching him.

We bought this fabric a long time ago, I believe when the line first came out. It's from Anna Maria Horner's Drawing Room collection. The colors couldn't be more perfect in our kitchen.
It took me some time to get motivated to actually make the curtains. I wanted cafe style but I didn't want to just make a sleeve at the top of the curtain. Instead I sewed equally spaced tabs to the backs, copying some Ikea curtains I bought recently.

I chose the kitchen wall color before we moved in and have always been a little unsure about it. It just seemed like it was a little too much. The yellow Kitchen-Aid balances things a little but I think adding the curtains really ties everything together. Now, I love the wall color. It works.

So, here's a little sneak peek at part 2, coming Friday. You're all pretty smart, I'm sure you can guess what it is. Part 3 on the other hand, hoo-boy! It's a doozy. You'll just have to wait and see.


  1. I thought the curtains were something you pieced... what a good fit the print is... all the color looking bright and good.

  2. I never thought to use this AMH fabric for curtains! I love how it looks! Well done!

  3. i love that fabric and i think are perfect for your kitchen curtains. i have some AMH drawing room fabric and i don't use yet...

  4. The curtains look great in your kitchen and really tie all of the colors together.

    Don't know what the rope is yet...the beginnings of a hammock?

  5. it for a braided rug?

  6. love that fabric and it is sooo perfect for curtaisn in your kitchen1 i love the bright colots in your kitchen :)
    are you gonig to be making a rug with that last pic?