Disclaimer: My parents’ house has the absolute worst lighting in the world. I’m not joking. Imagine a house with basically only two windows. Now imagine both of those windows have covered porches over them.
Yep, that’s their house.
And that’s what I blame for the poor quality of these photos. Not the fact that I happen to be the absolute worst photographer in the world.
While my parents were wintering in Arizona this year, I wanted to update their kitchen.
Because, once upon a time, I set their kitchen on fire. The crazy 1970s wallpaper behind the stove went up in flames and had never been replaced. It was awful.
Unfortunately, my husband and I put the project off. All winter. Until they said they were going to be home in a week. My husband quickly scraped the wallpaper and tiled behind the sink and stove. (Yay! Now no one can set it on fire again.) I chose a deep coral for the walls to offset my mom’s orange glass collection that she keeps in the kitchen.
I wanted to add a little accent in, though. Green would be perfect. I had grand dreams of making some custom Roman shades. Once again, though, I put the project off. So, the day before my parents were set to return I hurried off to the store and picked up a café rod and fabric.
I found this great muslin that has a fabulous flour sack feel to it. And a beautiful fabric in shades of green for the ruffle at the bottom.
Creating these curtains was fairly simple. I measured the window, added a bit for seam allowances as well as the top casing, and voila! Curtains. In a hurry.
As it is, they were home early the next morning and were just walking in the door as I arrived to hang the curtains. Oh well. It was still a surprise.
Anybody else out there start a kitchen fire before? Because I may or may not have set more than one….