Saturday, September 4, 2010

Patio Pleasure part II :)

You remember when I showed you my patio here,
and asked you what you thought it needed?

One of the things I wanted to add was curtains,
to soften the corners of the gazebo.

My mom went to a yard sale and they had an entire bag FULL (I'm talking 18~)
of these sheer tablecloths.

Someone had purchased them for their wedding and when they came in, the
color didn't exactly match their wedding, so they just got different ones.
I love the coppery/pinky brown color!
She got the whole bag for $2 bucks!!! (can you say steal of the century!)

Anyway, she shared and I decided to make curtain panels for my patio corners with them.
See the seam on the tablecloth in the picture above?
Well I folded it down on that seam to make a "valance" for the top of the panel.

It looked like this when I was done.

I found spools of sheer ribbon the exact same color as the panels for $1.00 a spool and cut 12" lengths.
I doubled the ribbon and sewed on down on the top
of the valance like this....

I spaced them out equally, with 8 in total on each panel.
(oh and yes, that is my foot with the pink toenails!)

I found these cute little buttons for a $1.00 a card
at JoAnn Fabrics..
LOVE that store! :)
I bought the buttons as a decorative touch, they won't be functional...
details are important people! :)

I HAND SEWED each button on....
and yes it took a long time,
but I think it was worth it for the touch of pink it added!

I used one panel for each corner (they were WIDE tablecloths).
The nice thing about the ties is that you can adjust the length (to a degree) to make sure
it doesn't drag the ground.

Here's what they look like all hung up and in place!

OH, did you notice I put a round table under
my birthday chandelier?!

You remember when I won the giveaway from a fistful of weeds?
The shower curtain in the giveaway is what I made the tablecloth from..
Thank you Rhonda!!
You can see it better in the photo above, but I just love it..
it brings all the browns and pinks together!

I think they turned out just lovely
and the whole project cost
about $10.00!
I wanted to add more touches of
pink and also more flowers, but the summer
has gotten away from me.
Oh well, there's always next year!!

I started my fall decorating today, so I'll have
pics of that to show you soon!

blessings and hugs
Linking to
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the fridge


Pam said...

that looks good. And when there is a breeze those light sheer curtains will be so nice blowing around

Melissa said...

that's beautiful Missy!!

Unknown said...

So beautiful!!!Lovely job!

Lemon Lane Studio said...

What a steal and what a perfect touch to your beautiful patio. Nice job, Missy and thank you, mom! :) Patty

whimages said...

WELL OH MY! Those are just FANTABULOUS! Love that color and it's totally YOU! Looks so elegant, I LOVE it! are one lovely and crafty lady with the best heart!

Annesphamily said...

Missy you are one talented chickadee! I love what you did with your patio. How very chic! Happy Labor day sweet friend, Anne!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Wow, Missy~ this is a wonderful project~ and what a great deal! Looks beautiful on your patio!

My Cottage Charm said...

Thanks gals, I do love a beautiful craft at bargain basement prices! (but don't we all!) lol

Betsy said...

So pretty and love your colors. I visited a few places in Ky. and love it there. You live in a beautiful state.
The chandilier looks so nice over your table.
I am gonna look around some more on your blog.
Have a beautiful day!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"PERFECT"... and I LOVE the color too(if it's true to it's picture it's not TOO PINKY, so a color you CAN'T tire of. It was meant to be yours don't you think? You did a FANTASTIC JOB! LOVE IT!!!
Hugs, Donna

My Cottage Charm said...

Donna, I do believe it was meant to be mine! God gives us the desires of our hearts and my heart was very happy the day I got these! (it's the little things in life!)

DIYbyDesign said...

That makes a huge difference. It looks amazing. You did a great job. I found you over at Centsational Girl's party. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at Thanks so much.


Fun gauzy porch curtains . . . and the price was great.


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