Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Dreamy White Cafe Curtain


When you live in the suburbs, it's probably not a good idea to have a bare window in your bathroom.  Even if that window doesn't go below shoulder height and is on the second floor.  Or so Kevin tells me.

Our first attempt to cover the window without blocking the light was window film.  We first used the rice paper texture, but Kevin thought it blocked too much.


Next we tried more of a frosted/pebbled glass look.  That was better.  But we eventually realised that we were still perfectly visible at night.  So Kevin asked me to make a curtain.  6 months ago.  In the picture below from my Spring Cleaning post, you can see the little cafe curtain rod I attached to the plastic frame using double-sided picture hanging tape.  I had to install it upside down because I wanted it as high within  the frame as possible.  but the end clips/brackets hold it securely enough for the lightweight voile I used.



I quite like the softness the curtain gives to our little square window.






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6 comments:

  1. Pretty and simple. Just what you need in a bathroom. We have the frosted window effect but don't have any onlookers, so I think we're okay. Better check it at night though. Maybe the whole street can see us.

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    1. If it was up to me, I would probably have left the window bare in the first place.

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  2. Such a pretty little curtain! We solved the bathroom window problem by moving the bathroom and eliminating the window that would have been in it. It was a tough thing to do since we the lost all our natural light in the bathroom, but I haven't really missed it that much... Sometimes I wonder what the room would be like with it though...

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    1. Nette, it's a bit overrated! If I am ever trying to do my hair or makeup in the afternoon or evening, I get the sun in my face. So annoying. The curtain should eliminate that though.

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  3. Hi,
    Where to buy that white cafe curtain ?
    Thanks

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    1. Hi, thanks for asking! I bought some cotton voile fabric and cut it the height of the window plus about 5 or 6 inches, and double the width. I did about a 1/2 inch hem on each side, a rod pocket (about an inch) along the top, and then hemmed the bottom to fit the window. I love how the cafe rod fits in the window.

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