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Monday, August 24, 2009

Curtains - Phase 1 - Finding Fabric

We love to think of Ariel as our tropical home. So I decided that it was about time for her to start looking like it. My first transformation project are the curtains.

The curtains that the previous owners had were blue and functional. We wanted something with a more color. I took a trip to our local Hancock Fabric store to view their selection. Going in I looked at all of the fabrics that they had to offer, not just the outdoor fabrics. This was because the fabric was going to be on the inside and that it would have almost no wear-n-tear, since it was going to be used for curtains. While perusing their selection, I came across a great outdoor multi-color tropical stripe from the Lauren Hancock Collection an Exclusive by Waverly. I purchased 5 yards of fabric, 2 spools of heavy duty thread and 2 bottles of Liquid Stitch.

Now all I need to do is borrow my sister-in-law's sewing machine and learn how to sew!!! I really should have paid more attention to what my Mother and Grandmother tried to teach me.

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