This was the room before we turned it into our bathroom off of our master bedroom. It needs to be entered through our bedroom, so it would never work as a real extra bedroom. It was Gigi’s room for awhile, but she ended up moving into Lily’s old room when Oliver went to college and Lily took over his room. He sleeps in the old office now when he comes home. It’s like a game of musical beds around here. I made the duvet cover, sham, monkey doll and curtains… and now she has a full bed, so these are in my storage closet. I’m not ready to donate them just yet.
I had someone from 3 day blinds out to give me an estimate and the prices were insane! They wanted five thousand dollars to make custom linen roman shades for my bedroom and bathroom.
I considered making my own linen shades, but decided I’m just not up for something that complicated. So simple curtains it would be. I managed to spend only about a hundred dollars on the bathroom hardware and use some fabric I had been saving for something just like this. The subtly printed linen, three yards was bought at FIDM for two bucks a yard. So everything for the bathroom, and the hardware, and linen and cotton lining for the bedroom curtains which I haven’t made yet, were about four hundred dollars. I found these black metal tension rods on the Wayfair website. The rings, too. I used some 1 .5 inch pleater tape from my stash on the tops. I just used the entire width of the fabric and hemmed it 1/2 inch on the sides and one inch on the tops and bottoms. Then I sewed on the pleater tape and pleated it by pulling on the strings. That’s actually the fun part! I used buttonhole thread to secure the pleats, then used little curtain pins to attach to the rings, hiding the jaw clips. The curtains are about double the width of the window. The pleats bring them in quite a bit.
Soaking in this tub is sheer bliss. I had been sharing an old funky, pitted bath with the kids for ten years. When I would lay in it, I would feel the scratchy pitted bottom against my skin, so I rarely bathed and only used the shower part. It feels good to complete this, but I still have to make the bedroom curtains. I’m pretty sick of being blinded by the light everyday at 5:30 AM.