We’ve made some quick updates to our bathroom – all that were able to be accomplished on week nights after work. If you’ve been following along, you know we’ve been struggling with our bathroom – do we gut the whole thing, or make small changes to get it livable? For now, I’ve chosen the latter.
In this round of updates, we’ve removed the Shower Door (and installed a Shower Curtain) and installed a Cafe Curtain for privacy.
I couldn’t find a curtain that gave me the look I wanted, so I opted to make one.
Step by Step.
- Take Measurements of your window treatment you’ll need.
- Pick out your fabric (I went to JoAnn’s and picked up white linen drapery fabric – that was on sale. Picked up the Drapery hooks and Drapery interfacing at the same time.
- Once I got home I took final measurements.
- Play around with the drapery interfacing to figure out which side is up. (I opened the drapery hooks to figure out how they would work)
- Align the bottom side of the interfacing to the top of the right side of your fabric
- Fold the interfacing down so back to back fabric is touching (you’re creating your top hem)
- Sew the hem.
- Hang the curtain on the rod, figure out the length you’d like the curtain to be and pin.
- Hem the curtain (I did a double fold to mimic the visual of the top hem).
- Measure the side hems and sew away.
- Determine how you want to use the drapery hooks – I used the finishing hooks, did two hook and then three for there after (with a empty drapery hook between)
- Install the curtain rod
- Hang the curtain back up
We now have some privacy while still getting in a good bit of light.