Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Quick fix

We have a coat/broom/etc. closet in the hall, and the door broke, leaving this less-than-attractive site:
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This weekend, I finally got around to sewing a fabric fix.

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Super easy, and it adds a bit of color to my otherwise drab hallway.

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I used this pretty Tudor print in Spice from Ty Pennington's fabric collection (I'm pleasantly surprised by his line of fabrics. Anyone else?). The rust color is a pretty close match to the walls in my kitchen, which adjoins this hall.

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I took the lazy way out here. I bought a "no tools" curtain rod, which works like a tension rod but seems a little sturdier because it has little grippy things (technical term) that go on the inside of the door frame. I also used these drapery clips instead of sewing a sleeve in the fabric. I'm not sure how durable it will be, but it works for now! And I'm glad that I can easily remove it for washing if when it gets full of dust and dog hair.

8 comments:

Becky said...

Oh so cute! Great idea. I love the Ty Pennington fabrics too. I got the grey colorway of this one for my bedroom drapes. Can't wait to do it after seeing this.

Robin said...

What a good idea, Katie.

Crystal Jeffers said...

Love the fabric choice! Its great! :) A perfect quick fix for the unsightly looking open closet.

Carolyn said...

It came out really cute! What a great idea!

Leah said...

That color is just perfect for your house, and I love the pattern. I think this looks better than a door any day!

Mary said...

what a great fix! I'm sure the fabric curtain looks much better than the door would anyway :) I hung my window curtains on similar clips and havent had any issues!

Roxie Tenner said...

Nice curtain color and design! I agree to what Lea said. Your curtain certainly matches with the wall in your house. And, I personally use this kind of color for my curtain, too because for me it makes the house more classy and elegant. I also believe that a tangy touch will decrease irritability and hostility, improving social behavior of the occupants of the house as well, right? :)

Gwendolyn said...

It came out really cute! What a great idea!