If you are in need of a shower curtain or just want to add a little something to your current one, than look no further… today’s post has more ideas than you can handle. And only one of them comes from me.
I feel in love with this pattern at World Market and just had to buy the shower curtain (I’ve already made pillows from the matching placemats). I had a perfectly good shower curtain from Target already…but it was kiddie themed, and as much as I try I just don’t like kid stuff. So I ditched it. This one is beautiful (although it – and the entire bathroom – photograph terribly) but it has the same problem that 99% of shower curtains have. It is too dang short. It’s like my bathtub is wearing high waters.
If I hang it to where it covers everything it looks too small, and if I raise it to where I want it to be then it doesn’t even cover the tub. Not okay. So I found fabric that (kinda sorta) matched and set out to make my beautiful short curtain into a beautiful long one. I made my fabric about three times as wide as the curtain so that I could make ruffles . To make big ruffles all you do is loosely sew a tread the length of the fabric and then bunch the fabric up on that thread. I hope that makes sense, and if not the pictures should help…
Then I sewed it to the back of my curtain.
BAM, floor length curtain.
Except I didn’t like it all that much, so I added two lengths of brown ribbon along the seam and it looked much better.
Raising my curtain rod made my liner too short as well and I didn’t want to buy another longer one, so I ripped up some fabric, tied it on a loop, and made it long enough to cover the tub. It’s ghetto for sure, but no one can see it. Unless of course you’re taking a shower, but in that case I hopefully know me well enough to not be surprised by this.
While I’m snapping pictures of my bathroom I just had to take the time to tell you about a little something that you MUST buy if you have little kids. Yes it’s a toilet lid and seat, and it is amazing. I love it about as much as you can love something that goes on a toilet.
It’s the Bemis child/adult built in potty seat and it is perfect. It’s not really a seat at all, it’s just a regular toilet lid that has a built-in toddler seat that attaches to the top with a magnet. We’ve had the separate seat and it was disgusting to clean out, and the ones that sit on the toilet end up getting carried around the house. Anyway, I know that’s random in a shower curtain post, but I had to share in case I can save someone else the trouble of buying three different kid potties.
Now onto the reason most of you are here…for 24 other DIY shower curtain ideas and tutorials. So here they are, the links to each blog and tutorial are underneath the photo. Pleated accent shower curtain from Addicted 2 Decorating