Tuesday, March 8, 2011

50's Style Cafe Curtain ~ homemade version

I've been wanting to replace the curtain over my kitchen sink for several months now. It's actually just a piece of pink chiffon fabric draped over a tension curtain rod. I wasn't sure what I wanted to hang up in its place though.

Then I saw the perfect pink and red 50's cafe curtain at an antique mall a couple of weeks ago. Perfect in every way except the length, too long, and the price, $38! So, I came up with a plan.

I got sweet hubby to design a scallop pattern for the top of the curtain.  We make a great team; if he can design it, I can make it. I bought pink and red paisley, vintage-looking fabric at Hobby Lobby along with a package of plastic cafe curtain rings. Using an old white sheet for the lining, I made it just like the one in the antique mall.  Except the price of mine was only $12.

And, TA-DA! It absolutely brightens up and cheers up the whole room! It puts a smile on my face when I walk into the kitchen every morning to make my coffee.

Thanks for stopping by!  Your visits and comments make me as happy as my little curtain does.

Post linked to: Not Just a Housewife, We Did it Wednesday, Show and Tell Friday, Frugal Friday, Made By You Monday, More the Merrier


  1. What a wonderful curtain! Geez I wish I had your talent!


  2. Hi there,

    I just found your blog and have loved reading it. I can tell you are a very happy person. Your cafe curtain is as cute as can be.

  3. It's crazy what they charge for little bit of cloth. Your curtains look wonderful!

  4. Oh so cute and thrifty! Love the fabric, it makes me smile along with you!! hugs, Linda

  5. Hi Sherry,

    I love paisley to begin with so the color and paisley is just wonderful. Great design and great sewing! :0)

    Hope you are having a wonderful week.

    stephanie ♥

  6. Just great! Made me smile too :)

  7. Sherry, I love the fabric. They look so nice!

  8. My sister and I are always kidding but serious when we talk about needing a wife. At this point I think I need a wife just like you. You always have the neatest ideas and soft special touches to make a room bright and cheery. You know I love you and you brighten my day! Hi from Nances Creek!

  9. Those are so bright and cheerful. I'm a new follower. Hope to see you at DIY Home Sweet Home on Monday for More The Merrier Mondays Link Party.



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