Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Nursery Curtains

 I bought these plum colored toile curtain panels years ago during a sale at PB. My plan was to be able to use them in the middle bedroom of our old house if our second child was a girl. That's right I checked the receipt, I bought them in July 2009! I have been holding on to these for awhile! They were marked down to $68.99 each. The pattern is Matine, but PB no longer carries them in this plum colorway. The problem is that they are only 84" which would have hit the floor in the old house, but leaves them far too short in the new house's 10' high ceilings.

My mom went with me on a hunt for fabric and I was able to find a near perfect shade of plum colored sateen fabric, which was marked down 60% off with just enough left on the bolt for us to add a hem to the bottom and make a crib skirt. In order to soften the transition between the two fabrics I wanted a flat trim. I found a nice warm grey colored ribbon with plum colored gimp. My mom was going to sew the crib skirt and I was going to sew the curtains. I finally let out all the seams and was waiting for her to cut out the fabric when she offered to do the sewing for me. I gratefully took her up on that offer.

She brought the first one back today and I think it turned out perfectly!

I bought the same RH curtain rods I used in the formal rooms in our old house, the classic collection in bronze finish, except this time I chose the ball finials which are more Colonial Revival, but I wanted something very simple for the bedrooms rather than high Victoriana.

Things are just about finished in the nursery, and just in time since baby will be here next week!