Friday, March 4, 2011

A Rough Reveal

Okay so I shared this pic earlier in the morning of a beautiful April Cornell tablecloth that I found at HomeGoods this week. I knew I HAD to have it for my sewing/craft room!

Before any gasps, I did say this is a ROUGH reveal. My mom cave is not even close to being blog worthy yet but I wanted to share what I made with the table cloth. Ignore the pink sample paint. It is a little flamingo and I need to find a softer shade.

Tada! Here are the finished panels I made from the table cloth which I might add I actually made in a day and a half and not two, three months later! Ha! I actually purchased four table cloths. Two sets in two differ sizes since I was not sure how long I needed the curtains to be and not sure if I wanted to spend the money on two full table cloths or not to create fuller panels. Well sensibility won out and I decided to use just one table cloth and cut it in half to make two panels and sewed the sides back up. Yes, I would have loved two fuller panels but I just could not justify to myself spending $50 on curtains for in here.

I went to HobLob yesterday looking for some type of hanger and came home with this. The Fleur de leis curtain clips were on clearance and they only had one pack but it worked fine for me. The hanger actually matches the chandy I purchased a while back for in here but have yet to decided what to do with. Now once the walls are painted pink the clips may go white as well or the hanger may actually get painted to match the clips. Not sure and the important thing to me was to just get the panels made and hung. 

This print really does makes me just smile every time I go in here. They distract your eye from all my messes going on!;) I loved this table cloth even more because it has a boarder to it and the border is actually sewn on all around and not just printed so it adds a little bit more something special to it.

And here is my assistant who is addicted to open windows. I was actually taking a pic to show ya how the panels puddle on the floor. Oh and as an extra there in the corner on the floor is that chandy just patiently waiting.
Hope y'all are having a wonderful week and thanx for stopping by to share in my  excitement over a table cloth! It truly is the little things that make me happy which is a total plus for The Hubster!

Linking up to the following Linky Parties!

Inspiration Friday- At The Picket Fence

Feathered Nest Friday- French Country Cottage 
Saturday Night Special- Funky Junk Interiors

Sunday Showcase Party- Under The Table & Dreaming

Metamorphosis Monday- Between Naps On The Porch


  1. gosh....I love these so much! That fabric is so beautiful. If we had a Homegoods here....I'd run to get some for myself but

    I've been thinking about hanging curtains in this manner in one of my rooms for awhile and this has convinced me to do it.

    This room is going to look so goo painted pink.

  2. PAM-E-LA!!!! Those are adorable! Super, super cute! I especially like the iron thingy's (for lack of a better word) that you used to hang the panels. So creative!

  3. They look great!! Very cheery!

  4. Pamela! These are ADORABLE!! I LOVE LOVE the fabric!! I need a tutorial! AND love how you hung them on the hooks! Is that a key holder? AWESOME idea!

    Lou Cinda :)

    LOVE that chandy too!

  5. The curtains are absolutely adorable I just love them ~! ;-)

  6. Oh I just love it! Thanks so much for showing us! I have a mom cave too and am thinking after seeing yours why haven't I bought an ironing board to go up there yet? LOL! Our Ironing board currently resides in our bedroom closet which is downstairs and I have to run up and down the stairs when working on sewing projects. I have room up there and probably an old iron around here somewhere too so why not! See, inspiration is everywhere! I love your curtains where and how they are! They are gorgeous! Excellent job!

  7. Pamela!!! I LOVE THIS! It looks absolutely fantastic and you should be totally patting yourself on the back right now! :-) I think you were BEYOND clever to hang them like that with the little hooks and then the rings...genius my friend. You are going to be starting a trend with that for sure! Thank you so much for linking your fabulous self up to Inspiration Friday this week. :-)

  8. Oh, this is going to be fantastic! What a deal you got, and what a great eye you have!

  9. What a great idea. Love it. It does make the room so bright and cheery.

  10. Very pretty, beautiful print and I really like the way you hung the panels. I used to sew with sheets but they don't offer many pretty patterns have given me a new idea, now I will be looking at tableclothes ~ thank you!

  11. ACK I am dying over the fleur de lis clip rings!! I am gonna have to go check out my Hobby Lobby to see if they have any. Your panels look gorgeous!! Great job girl!

  12. Pamela these are awesome! Love the way they look, the way they hang! Kudos girl~very very clever!

  13. Oh my goodness I am in Love! These turned out beautiful! Oh how I wish we had a Home Goods close to us! Your mom cave is going to be beautiful :)

  14. I love your new curtains and how you hung them. So cute! And from a table cloth! Your going to have such an inspiring space when you have your room complete!

  15. Love the new curtains Pam and I adore the creative way you hung them. way to go~!!

  16. I love your curtains! Funny I just took out pink and painted walls grey and now I am seeing alot of ladies go pink......and the latest magazines.........but my pink was cherry cola glow down the hall pink! Have fun decorating the mom cave wich by the way is blogworthy already!

  17. These look lovely...I am so jealous of that sewing desk....Thank you for sharing this early reveal it has motivated me to get back to work on sorting my studio...though it is more toddler free time than motivation that is the hold up lol.

    Blessings Kelsie

  18. Beautiful room.... LOVE the curtains.

  19. I love your curtains and the pattern. I found napkins with this print at Marshalls a couple of years ago and love them too! I need to look for the tablecloth to match! I love your curtain "rods"...very creative! Your clips are cute too!Your room is going to be fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

  20. I am so impressed! I love April Cornell and this print.

    Take care,

  21. You are just the most creative one! I love your beautiful tablecloth turned curtains! Looks gorgeous and your hanger - to die for! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  22. What a great idea ! Those look just perfect - and the fabric is gorgeous !

    thanks for sharing !


  23. They look gorgeous!! I love the fabric.


  24. Pamela, those are beautiful. I love the fabric and the topper and clips are cute. Enjoy those grandparents.

  25. What a great metamorphosis! Well done.

    I am having a hilarious Linky party with prizes this Wednesday. Details are on my blog today.
    I hope you'll join in on the fun.

  26. Now that is beautiful. That is truly gorgeous. I love the fabric and I love how you hung it. I am your latest follower. I would love if you would come by my blog and check it out and follow me back at Thanks so much.

  27. Hi Pamela~
    LOOOOOOVE It!! They are beautiful- I just love the color and the pattern and they are fantastic as drapes! Thanks for coming over and sharing at my party this week! :)

  28. I really liked your new curtains! everything about them! i was thinking if you thought they needed to be fuller you could border them on one or both sides with a ticking or stripe. i think they are perfect the way they are and like you, i would be doing the happy dance if i got them up in the same month as the purchase!! love the leafy hooks and clips. thank you! donna

  29. Hello! I am visiting from Met Monday, and I just had to stop by and say how much I love your drapes. You are a genius for using tablecloths! Just beautiful!

  30. Hello...

    Sometimes you never think that only a single thing can change the overall scenarion of room... cute one and your room look great now... and cheerful too which is very important for a craft room ...
    Your new follower
    Hope you will enjoy your visit if you can spare a little bit to see some napkin folds at

  31. Love it ! Great idea on the tablecloth to curtains. I love the pattern. I also love your "mom cave".

  32. Wow, Pamela, those are just beautiful. I'm so excited that I will soon be living in a big city where they have all those wonderful places to shop. The way you hung the drapes is just adorable. What a fun, bright place to sew. Have a great time.

  33. LOVE that fabric and the table you painted to match! Well done :D


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