Weekend Project: Chevron Curtain
June 28, 2011
My office space and dining area sit next to one another, separated by an open wall. I have big dreams of how I'd like to redecorate my office space, but for now I have to utilize what I've got and get creative. Currently, my printer and supplies sit on an open metal bookshelf, which can be seen in the dining and living area (somebody call the ugly police).
So while I'd eventually like to get a closed cabinet for all this stuff to hide it away, for now I decided to go the cheap route and hang a curtain between the two spaces to cover the bookshelf and add some separation. I was dying for some chevron fabric (it's really the only pattern I can think about these days), but was having a hard time finding some at an affordable price. Finally, I stumbled upon Hodi & Poppi fabrics who had the perfect fabric at a reasonable price (they have adorable fabrics and fabulous customer service, by the way!).
I was instantly in love. The fabric arrived on Friday and that night I sewed my curtain (Yes, I really couldn't wait). I had a little hickup at first... I had bought enough fabric with a little leftover to fit the length from curtain rod to floor. But when I washed and dried it, it shrunk WAY more than expected. It was then about 4” too short... ugh. So I ended up cutting off some of the width of the fabric to create a band on top. Luckily, I actually like how it looks. The contrast in direction of the chevron gives it a little somethin', somethin'. Phew. Crisis averted.
Now I can't stop looking at it. Chevron, you have my heart.