Sunday, October 21, 2012


Ok, so maybe I am not as "original" as I thought I was! :)  After posting yesterday, I decided to do a Google search on The Primitive Pumpkin.  And, yep, you guess it!  Thousands of results with the Primitive Pumpkin in them!  Shops, blogs, you name it!  Oh, well! It's done and I kind of like it.

Anyway...onward and upward...I thought today I would show you my latest sewing project.  We have lived in this house almost 15 years and I have had the same lace curtains in the dining room the entire time.  I was rather tired of them!  I did some pricing of curtains that might possibly be what I wanted and found that I couldn't bring myself to put out the money just because I was tired of what I had.  At first I thought maybe burlap, in fact, I found some really cool looking burlap printed with old-fashioned skeleton keys, and I thought I had found the answer.  But after looking at it in the actual store instead of just looking online, I decided it was too stiff and would not drape the way I wanted it to.

However, on the shelf right below it was a bolt of osnaburg, a fabric that looks somewhat like linen, but is all cotton.  So I went home and started dreaming of what I wanted these curtains to look like.  I didn't want them to be just the beige color, I wanted a little black in there, too.  I'm loving all the grain sack stuff that I am seeing, so I thought, why not?  I'm sure it wouldn't be too difficult to paint the fabric. I used a 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby to get 10 yards of osnaburg for $2.40 a yard!  Love a deal!  So, some painters tape, a ruler, black craft paint and a sponge brush and Ta-Da! It's a look I am really loving!
If you look closely in the top 2 pics, you can see that I also kept the skeleton key idea by using curtain rods that have a skeleton key-like finial! I have yet to make curtains for the living room.  They will be similar.  I think I am going to make them floor length, so I don't think I will stripe them, but I want to do something.  Maybe a stencil across the bottom and up in the inside? I plan to start those later today. Sorry I couldn't take a pic of the entire window, but the light coming in made it too dark to see anything.

What do you think?


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  1. Great idea - love your curtains!

  2. Good job and I like the Skeleton key curtain rod.

  3. I am enjoying your blog, Ronda. Just found it today.