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.