Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Cheating with Martha - Room Divider Redo
On my thrifting adventures one of the things that I am always on the look out for is pretty fabric. It can be sheets, shams, curtains, whatever. Sheets work especially well because they’ re usually wider than most fabrics.
It was on one such adventure that I met up with Martha. Yes, Stewart.
I found this beautiful pair of curtains with a buttery yellow background and cabbage roses from the Martha Stewart collection. I didn’t have a plan for it then but it was definitely coming home with me. Then inspiration hit. An old room divider needed attention. (Ooops. Forgot to take a ‘Before” of the divider.)
This is where the benefit of recycling fabric comes in. There is always at least one hemmed edge that can be used. I sewed a seam on one end and used Velcro to create a pocket for the dowel to go through. It might be cheating but it sure saves time. A hem, seam and Velcro on the other end.
Recycling fabrics is a “good thing”.
This is furniture....'ish, right? At the risk of being banished, I'm linking up for Furniture Feature Friday and Sunday Showcase.