What better way to start with a beautiful picture. So I have searched the whole web looking for a effortless but pretty romantic style white curtain, when I say searched I have spent countless of days sifting through google images and nothing. I did have my eye on a frill curtain from Target but unfortunately here in the UK we can not purchase from most American stores on line. So as always my brain is always ticking and decided to make a set of curtains myself.
I came across this flat sheet with a crocheted trim I instantly knew what I was going to do with it, my friend who was shopping with me was a little puzzled and I assured her everything will go to plan. I opted for a super king size sheet as a girl can never have too much ruffle. I picked up a pair of curtains from Ikea £10 sheer white but strong enough to keep their shape. I took out the flat sheet and cut straight up the middle, I added wonder web and ironed a nice neat hem on the cut edges.
Whilst in Ikea I picked up two packs of curtain clips for £4 I neatly attached the hemmed sheet to the Ikea curtain and luckily it was the exact size to match up width ways. Once lined up I carefully clipped the two curtains together to form one solid curtain. Once I am happy with the desired amount of gather I will wonder web the two curtains together on each side. As we are moving I decided to leave them as I wont know the exact size of the next window. I bought two trimmed sheets so I will be definitely be making another set of curtains.
I am so pleased with the way they turned out they are so unique and nobody has the same pair of curtains.
Although they will need a good iron I feel they will hold up well and washing them wont be a problem either.
If you fancy making these curtains get your self to Home sense fast these are retailed at £55 per sheet I grabbed these at £19.99 "Bargain".
So in my last post I made over a Louis style dressing table, this was sold quicker than it took me to paint it. I have had endless calls asking if it is still for sale. I believe I came across a rare bargain and I was straight down to my local junk shop in search for another. Unfortunately nothing so I came home with this dressing table instead. Its not as pretty as the last but at £45 I could do wonders with it. I attacked it with the paint brush and to my surprise..........
What the ............
I shouted into the kitchen "ANSON.... WOODWORM ATTACK" Jesus I have never come across woodworm in all my experience of old furniture renovation. My heart sunk I added heavy thick layers of Annie sloan and it worked but I just was not happy in selling something on in this condition. I opened the drawers and they were full of dead Beatles. I was itching and scratching and had to get it out of the house fast!. I called the furniture shop up the next day and he insisted I sell it on with wood worm but this was not good enough as he did not tell me prior to purchasing and I could not see the holes when I bought it. He said if I removed the paint I could have a refund. So I confidently assured him Annie Sloan could be removed easily with water and sponge. Anson handed me a degreaser spray in which he uses at work to remove heavy residue. It took it off in one clean sweep, not only the paint but the varnish too. I was in panic mode as they arrived to collect it, they would not give me a refund and took the dressing table back to the warehouse. As we drove by later that day he had it on show at the front of the shop for sale. Gutted to say the least but who is going to buy this?. I have been given a credit note but do not feel hopeful in buying anything without the owner doubling everything. So this is a lesson learnt and in future folks please check for wood worm. I had visions of falling through my floor boards on the way down the stairs the next morning haha. Have any of you had any experiences with wood worm and do any of you mind it? Let me know below.