Well, yes, actually I am. I’m sure that I like all these cafe curtains that I’ve been seeing around. I’m sure that I like the idea behind mine and I think it was fun to totally cheat my way through making them.
I’m not sure that I like these particular ones in this particular front hall application, though.
I started with one of my Walmart flour sack dish towels, and drew a really simple window pane plaid on it in Sharpie.
Then I cut it to size and hot glued the top to make room for the “curtain rod”…
…Which was actually a bamboo garden stake that I grabbed out of the mud room. I hot glued the whole mess up on the window frame just to see how it would look. Then I got to thinking that if it looked great as is, that would be amazing cause I totally cheated my way through it.
I don’t hate it, but I wouldn’t exactly call it “amazing.”
As much as I thought I wanted a little curtain in here to bring in some soft fabric, I’m now pretty sure that I’ll just put the wreath back up that was there for the last year. So you see, it’s a good thing that I have a fear of commitment and didn’t go out and buy a curtain rod like a sucker.
So the hot glue will be popped off the frame and the wreath will go back up. Oh, and I guess I should finish painting the walls too, huh?
As you can see, that’s underway! I’ll give you another peek at the progress tomorrow!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.