Saturday, August 3, 2013

Thrifted Ruffled Shower Curtain


Anyone else dislike short shower curtains?  I hate how they are not long enough to cover the tub and don’t gather a lot across.  I also hate doing bathroom posts, but please excuse that and just focus on the shower curtain!


I found this huge window curtain at Goodwill…$6 and a nice color too!  I hung it up but didn’t like how the side ruffle looked.  I left it hanging to see if it would grow on me, but no way.  I didn’t like the way it looked.


It was too ruffly along the sides.


Like my new bathroom mirror?  I bought it at an auction for a mere $10 and covered the gold paint with a mix of blue paints and used some stain to show off the great design.   Anyway, back to the shower curtain…


I took it upstairs and cut off the side ruffles, left the top and bottom ruffles, and ran a quick hem down each side.  Now the curtain hangs smoother on the sides.


And it goes all the way to the floor!  Milo approves too!


So, I guess it stays if Milo approves!  Dyeing it has crossed my mind too, wouldn’t a nice blue/turquoise color be nice?


I might be linking to these great parties!



Unknown said...

oh they look so pretty - I'd love to have them in my bathroom!
Thanks for sharing ( even if you don't like doing bathroom posts lol )
LOVE your new mirror too - great paint job!

Three Birds Inspired said...

Looks great without the ruffle and what a great way to repurpose the curtain!

Kim said...

I love thrift store finds that I can make all mine! This is a super steal! I like the white, but if you color it be sure to post! I would love to see! :)

Jill said...

LOVE your shower curtain Ellen! How nice to have all those lovely ruffles!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Wolfe's den said...

I love it!! What a great idea!!

Unknown said...

Love the curtain! So pretty! And I love the pug, I had one as a kid! :)

Ethereal PLUS what I Love said...

I love the curtain ...and so much better without the side ruffles:)
I hate how short shower curtains are too:)

Lisa | Fresh Eggs Daily® said...

I really enjoyed your post. I just found you over at The Scoop and would love for you to come share at my From the Farm Blog Hop! It's a fun party that's just getting started for this week.

Fresh Eggs Daily

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Lovely bathroom, I adore the ruffles on the shower curtain. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Crafts a la Mode said...

Thanks for the tips. Have a great weekend. Linda