This is where you have to look around and see what you can do with what you've got. Luckily, I have about six white cotton panels that were curtains in our previous home. The stagers took them all down and replaced them with sheers. I haven't used them here in the condo as the window situation is so different. So they have sat in the cupboard for the better part of a year.
Last week, I started cutting them up and using the fabric for cushion covers, table runner, scarf and napkins. I still have two panels left.
To show what I have done with the fabric, I'll first show my inspiration.
I love blue and white and even though I wasn't planning to change the grey curtains, this photo just looked so crisp and I loved, loved, loved the cool feel.
I guess it is obvious that I love white interiors? So, armed with black fabric paint, blue Rit dye and my sewing machine, I have been sewing and painting new cushion covers, dying napkins and even a new scarf.
Here, I've covered the wee cushion that came with my Ikea chair. On Kimberleys' beautiful blog: Restoration House, she has a link to the CityTV segment that shows the 5 minute cushion cover. So super easy to make, that I think I might have to use the rest of the fabric to make some blue cushion covers as well. I bought both 'Denim Blue' and 'Navy blue'. So far I've only used the denim and I love it. My white kitchen counter tops are not going to fare well during this obsession!
These cushions might need the blue treatment too. I don't feel they look finished right? I may love white, but this is a bit washed out. It needs more of this:
The fabric on the left will be a runner for the table and on the right is a scarf. I tied the fringe on the ends for a bit of decorative finish. It also prevents the threads from coming out.
Napkins! Next, I want to actual try to get the intensity of the blue in the curtains shown above. I think a double dose of the navy dye might be the trick. I'm envisioning it being tricky to keep the white, white. If anybody has tips or tricks for that....let me know.
I will post photos of the loveseat again once it's gotten 'the treatment'