Thursday, September 20, 2012

Nursery: Cuttin' the Curtains Coincidence

There were a few projects left in the old house that we did before we put the house on the market, and so I'm sharing these with you before sharing all that good stuff about selling, staging, moving, buying the new house, etc etc. Enjoy!

Actually, it's more like "hemming the curtains" but that just didn't sound quite as catchy.

Remember when the closet doors in the nursery used to be these before we started the remodel?

Yuck. Personally I hate sliding doors. Ugh.

Well, we had plans to replace them with some white bifold doors like the master closet...

but, of course, the closet opening wasn't a standard size. Drat.

So we improvised, and used some old curtains we had lying around (they used to be in our living room before we upgraded) and a closet rod to create some fun fabric "doors".

And they worked great!

The only problem?

They were too long.

So, I decided to bleach them so they were a brighter white and then I would hem them using some no-sew tape. I washed them with a little bleach, and threw them in the dryer.

And when I went to measure to see how much I need to hem off the bottom, I was pleasantly surprised!

They had shrunk in the dryer - and were now the perfect length! What a lucky break! Seriously, stuff like that never happens to us. A total happy accident, and I couldn't have been more pleased!

Have you caught a lucky break lately? Boy, am I glad they didn't shrink too much, haha!

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  1. Great to see you back Chelsea!!! Can't wait to hear all about your move,etc!!I
    We have those same curtains in my older daughter's room and they were 'puddled' for a bit until I washed them and they are the perfect length now! :) I just have to remember NOT to dry them the next time I wash them.

    1. Thanks, Heather! It's good to be back! (even if it's not as frequently anymore). Don't you just love how that works out?! I have some more curtains here in the new house I have to try this trick on now! :)


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