Sunday, September 11, 2011
Grain Sack Curtains
Here they are, just as promised.
After a few years of collecting I finally had enough to make these fabulously full drapes.
I added some of my favorite antique fabrics as the patches for covering the holes.
(this is a vintage gas station shammy found it a thrift shop back home for .10)
I put them up last night but thought, hey I would love to swag them. When I did it revealed the ugly outside. Houses here are built so close together that you can see straight into your neighbors place. Ick, or the horrible backyards of all the homes that are neglected.
I thought," how can I open my drapes to let some light in but not see the ugly outside?"
After seeing Shabby Chic blog this week, I had to try a Union Jack drape.
Using old silk curtains I had and scraps of misc. fabrics it all just came together.
I LOVE it.It makes the room so golden and hazy. With as much sun as we get here it is nice to block it all out and make it feel gloomy, yet elegant.
I have pictures of the drapes open and shut. there are a lot, but I got a few different lighting shots for you to see.