The Bump Out Curtains

The tablecloth which I planned to use as curtains arrived and I used half of it to make the long kitchen curtain.

Planning curtains for the returns on the bump-out next.
Planning curtains for the returns on the bump-out next.

I wanted to be able to screw the board into the studs so I looked up a a photo from last year when the kitchen was just being framed.

The curtain batten is securely screwed into the framing.
The curtain batten is securely screwed into the framing.

There are lots of studs and a horizontal member that seems to be right in the place to screw into.

The blue and green in the curtains corresponds to the colors in he conservatory.
The blue and green in the curtains corresponds to the colors in he conservatory.

I cut the tablecolth in half lengthwise and stapled it to a board I cut to length and predrilled.

We might want to tweak the length of these curtains.
We might want to tweak the length of these curtains.

The small side windows were similar with leftovers from the other half of the tablecloth.

The hand-printed fabric has slight imperfections.
The hand-printed fabric has slight imperfections.

The casement window on the other side of the kitchen also had a piece of the tablecloth fabric but it seems to busy against the etched pendant light.

Perhaps this piece of fabric could be better used for a pillow cover.
Perhaps this piece of fabric could be better used for a pillow cover.

I think I’ll switch to a simple white curtain as in this post.

What do you do when your plans don’t work out?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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