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DIY Feed Sack Curtains

First of all… let me just say I want a new kitchen. Badly. My kitchen was likely remodeled by previous owners in the 80s. Blonde, low-quality stock cabinets that don’t all match. Ugly formica countertops in a drab beige. Dated hardware. Blech. BUT, we aren’t quite ready to jump into a kitchen remodel so I’ve been “restyling” little details every so often just to suppress my serious distaste. In fact, I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to my dream kitchen…. someday. 🙂

I was in the mood for a ‘quick fix’ project yesterday. Fortunately, this entire project used supplies I already had available because “impatient me” was not in the mood to wait.
First I sewed a simple cafe curtain using some old linen fabric I had leftover that resembled burlap. I found a vintage french stencil at The Graphics Fairy. If you haven’t checked out her site, I highly recommend it!! She has a HUGE assortment of vintage graphics for free.

I used the graphic to create a vinyl stencil with my Silhouette machine and used a marker to stencil it onto the fabric. And it was done!

The stencil is not as visible during the full sun of the day.

I ‘ve been collecting vintage feed sacks all summer long so I browsed through my pile to see what might work for the smaller window in my kitchen. All the stars aligned on this one. I found the perfect sack for the job. I cut through the seam and sewed a pocket at the top for the rod – that’s it! I even left the cut edges raw.  I trimmed some strips from the leftover cafe curtain fabric, tied them up and voila!

 

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    omgoodness i luv this idea! i want cafe curtains in my kitchenette. i might just have to do it! found u via emily a clark “working with what you’ve got” link up.

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