July 9, 2012

Stuff I Made: Patchwork Curtain + Bathroom Dreams.

Hi! My room project of the moment is our bathroom. I made this patchwork curtain for it on Friday out of scraps of white and ivory and handkerchiefs and lacy/crochet stuff I had. One of those handkerchiefs--the one with the red embroidered flower--I've had since I was a little girl. I remember finding a baby bunny and using that handkerchief as its blanket. Pretty sure that baby bunny was smothered by my well-meaning love long before it had a chance to grow big and strong and hop off somewhere more suitable for a bunny. This curtain is wonky in all the right ways. Just about all the stuff I make is. I'm grateful that I'm not a perfectionist about my sewing. Otherwise I'd never get anything done. 

I also recently bought this shabby-chic-to-the-max old hanging shelf from local shop Old Made Good and hung it in the bathroom to hold perfumes/colognes and favorite lotions and serums and stuff. 

And I bought this shower curtain on sale at Anthropologie. 

Now I'm trying to convince Nekos that it's a good idea to paint the bathroom a deep turquoise, like the bathroom below, and I'm looking for an old mantle to put in the bathroom.

Sources: 1, 2 

For years, I have been dreaming about ripping out our plastic tub and putting in a clawfoot soaking tub. I really like this one. I literally take a bath almost every night before bed; it's part of my relax routine since I can't anesthetize my monkey mind with sleeping pills because I'm pregnant and all. My bath tub dreams remain on hold, however; we are really trying to save money so we can afford for me to take a short maternity leave from work in December. In the meantime, little changes make a big difference. 

Speaking of the baby, we find out what we're having on Wednesday! Meaning, the next home project will be the new nursery!