As we all know….color blocking is the cool thing right now. Just search “color block” on Pinterest and you’ll see about every tangible thing in your life color blocked!
Well, I could tell you I was just trying to be cool when I decided to color block these curtains, but that’s really not why they came to be color blocked.
You see, I found these babies at the GW in Denver. They were from a Target drop. Score! But there were only three of them and I needed four!
So I thought and thought of different ways to get a fourth curtain out of them….
I thought about cutting them up, adding other fabric and making them striped, I thought about just making rows of white stripes and then color blocking with stripes….I thought of all sorts of weird ways to make a fourth curtain, but I could tell, none of my ideas were going to really work very well, or they were going to take a lot of time!
Then my mother said, “Why don’t you turn them sideways?” and I said, “Mom, you’re a genius!”
So that’s what we did. We turned them sideways (only using two curtains instead of three), added fabric and cut them down the middle to make four.
Here are the sewing gals. The pregnant one’s a pro…. literally! She has her own sewing business called Holly Petersen Designs, where she designs custom fitness apparel.
The great thing about having these two working on the nursery with me, was that even though I can sew most anything, they think I’m awful (which compared to them, I am), and therefore, they won’t let me near their projects! Fantastic, because sewing is one of my least favorite crafty things to do.
I would much rather be making DIY Geometric Wall Art for the nursery!
Here’s my sister, showing us what the next color layer will look like.
…..and here’s the finished product!
I love them!
If you saw my first post about Baby Z’s Nursery, you will know that we had four days in Denver to create my sister’s nursery. She and her husband wanted to use turquoise, and orange and they wanted it to have a modern or retro vibe.
I think we’ve nailed all of the requests so far!
(In case you’re wondering, the rods and cool ends are from IKEA)
You can see more of this room, from Monday’s post on Nursery Project #1: DIY Geometric Wall Art