Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Curse #15- A "Quick and Easy" Project

I should have known this wasn't going to be easy. I jinxed it from the start when I said, "Oh this is going to be a quick and easy project." With Brandon in Georgia, I decided that this week would be a great week to make new curtains for our living room. A simple panel...*bada boom bada bing*...quick and easy. Right!?!


Tuesday, I got this great fabric at a great local fabric outlet for $6.50 a yard! (For those of you that don't know that's a great price for Waverly home decor fabric.) I came home with my fabric find, sewed the panels, and it really was a quick and easy project.

Then I got to looking at my panels, and they just didn't look right. As I walked in and out of the living room that afternoon, the panels kept bothering me. Finally at 10:00 at night, I told Shad, "I think I'm going to take the panels down and make them into toppers for the kitchen. It should be quick and easy."

Well, I started working on the first topper, and it just looked plain, and then I realized what it needed. Burlap!!! I googled "how to make a ruffle" (That's why google is Blessing #1), made the ruffle, and added it to the curtain. Here's the finished curtain. (I'm not sure if I like the rosettes. They may be right over the line of too cute for me. So they are just pinned on in case I decide I don't like them.)

A Quick Project? No, I finally went to bed at 2:00 AM.

An Easy Project? No, I gouged my finger from a push pin, broke 2 needles on my sewing machine before I remembered I needed to use a more heavy duty needle (I hadn't sewn in a while), and scratched our tv when I hit it with the drapery rod when I was trying to take the panels down.

Now, I look at my topper and do I think, "Job well done, Steph!"? No, I look at my topper and see all the other projects I need to start: the curtain rod needs to be raised, the gallery wall made out of plates, painting my favorite green dresser blue, and, oh yeah, I still need curtains in my living room!

I still have to sew the other topper for the kitchen. Currently, I have one panel in my living room, and one topper in my kitchen. I need to start on that other topper, but I have already made one, so this one should be quick and easy...right?

**Note: Shad told me that the correct phrase is bada bing bada boom, but I like my way better so I'm keeping it!...bada boom bada bing!


  1. Ha ha. Maybe you are like me. Maybe you don't do easy.

  2. I thought they looked great in the living room but I like the topper also. Better get finished the whirl wind will be back soon. MiMi in GA