So you guys spotted the fabric in my faucet post, right? Posting two posts on Wednesday was a mistake by the way. One of them was supposed to be for today. Hmmm, so I had to write another one for today.
You can see some kitchen updates since this post by clicking HERE and HERE.
(In case you are wondering what sink I bought, I bought THIS extra deep one with THIS sink basket strainer and also recently replaced the faucet with THIS one in the above photo. The combo has worked really well for us)
And this is one of the easiest projects ever. No sewing involved.
I have to admit that I love looking at the spots. I wanted to incorporate them somewhere in our home for the longest time but they were out of that fabric for a while at our Ikea. They finally had it when I went 4 weeks ago!
It’s the TRÅDKLÖVER fabric and like all their fabric a steal at $7.99 per yard.
The fabric is all over blogland, I know. It’s one of the things where I just had to join the party. The spot party in this case.
There are so many possibilities with this fabric: curtains, pillows, table cloth, stretched over a canvas, duvet cover…and I’ve been also eyeing up my room divider because it has another side to it that isn’t covered in fabric yet. Well maybe! (Check out the room divider HERE)
So lets get back to the valance. It was a plain beige at first, and then I just painted over it with paint to create ombre stripes. You can check it out HERE (there’s also a sketch of how I built it). But it started to bore me. So when I was washing my dishes the other day, I had the idea to use the dot fabric on the valance. The sizing just happens to be perfect!
I cut the fabric to size and instead of sewing the edge of the part that hangs down I chose to use Steam-A-Seam. I laid it down on the edge of the fabric, folded it over and used the iron to make it stick 😉 Haven’t you guys used it before? I’m sure you have!
And then I just stapled it over all the other fabric. I really didn’t make myself the work of removing it all. Nope all the other crap is still under there 😉 at some point I will have to though. And the good part is that you can’t see it. Even from outside the window.
It really is the little updates that make a huge difference, isn’t it?
So who’s going to add spots to their life?
And I will share another little kitchen update with you guys soon. Here’s a sneak peak:
Since this post a lot has changed! Click HERE to read and see more!