As promised, I'm finally getting around to sharing some pictures of my yellow kitchen paint job. Truthfully, I was waiting to add a few little touches just so the room could feel more complete and after an antique fair find and a little curtain makeover, the space came together nicely.
Paul and I went to our first large scale antique fair this weekend and after scouring some priceless pieces I came across a vintage California tablecloth to hang as the final piece in our kitchen. I attempted to sweet talk the vendor into giving me the linen for free, but my tales as a California girl transplant didn't seem to win her over, still the price was reasonably cheap. Back at home, Paul crafted a great fishing line contraption to clothespin the cloth to our wall, while I assembled a pair of curtain tiebacks.
To make the curtain tiebacks, all you need is two strips of grosgrain ribbon about 2" thick and 26" long, double sided tape (try a heavy duty packing tape, it's stickier), 4 D-Rings, 2 wall hooks, and 2 charms of your choice.
1. Fold each ribbon in half and place 2 D-Rings at each end, the left curtain will have ends and rings to the left, while the right curtain will have ends and rings to the right.
2. Loop bottom half of ribbon through the ring, add a piece of tape 2" in from the end and fold back ribbon flap to cover and secure the ring to the end.
3. Repeat last step for the top half, but make sure to fold the ribbon underneath so the seam doesn't show. This time use a D-Ring that has the charm attached (this will be your top ring for the top half of the ribbon).
4. Attach hooks to the outside of the window frame, 15" up from the window sill. Loop the first ring on, wrap the ribbon around the curtain, then hang the top ring with charm to the hook.
Try this at home and send me some photos of your curtain designs, I'd love to see how they turn out.