Tuesday, September 11, 2012

West Elm Knock Off: Gray Striped Shower Curtain

This is a knock-off I made of a Sriped Shower curtain I saw at West Elm and had to have. I made it by piecing together 10" strips cut from gray and white sheets. You probably don't need an explanation of how I did it, it's so basic, but here it is, as long as I took the pictures.

Below is the West Elm curtain. It'd certainly be more fun to have an old fashioned tub like this, but alas. (That's why I keep mine closed, so you don't see how un-stylish my tub is)

The sheets are twin flats ($5 at Walmart). It's wierd how the shade of gray varies in all the pics I took... if you want to see exactly the color you'd get, or pick a different color... just bop in to WalMart. I clipped them on with Levolor clip on ring dingees to hang them to little hooks. I have since picked up a Deka curtain WIRE from IKEA with much smaller cliprings that I'm going to re-install this with.

I wanted the curtain a little longer than the standard shower curtain so I could hang it a little higher, like curtains in general are being hung higher recently. So I cut 10 inch wide strips. 5 gray and 4 white.

Then sewed them together with 1/2 inch seams resulting in 9" finished strips x 9 total strips= 81 inches total before hemming.

I'm delighted with the result... especially since this bathroom is on the main level of the house and is visible from a certain angle from the living room ...

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Restoration Hardware Knock-off: Eye Chart

This is from the latest Restoration Hardware catalog. I used photoshop to create the 18x24 images, then had it printed on the Engineering Blueprint printer at Staples, then framed it in an IKEA Ribba frame.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Singer Treadle machine turned desk

I've pulled my Singer treadle machine out and am going to use it as a desk. In these pics, this is before WW took the wooden parts off of it. And we're going to put a new wood desk top on it. But this is to get the idea. Maybe face left, maybe right... And the trio of pictures above are all projects too... ones I made photocopies of at the UPS store and put in my newly painted frames.

Keep Calm and Carry On Sign

I printed this for 8 cents at the UPS copy center and framed it in one of the 39 plus frames that I've recently painted black and the mat that I've painted white.
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