Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bookshelf Curtains

One of my favorite things is finding sheets, curtains, etc on super clearance and using them for the fabric--because you just can't get that much fabric for such a great price!  So a while ago I found this yellow shower curtain on clearance at Target for under $3 and knew I could use the fabric somehow!  It ended up being perfect for this project.
We have been in the process of trying to sell our house.  What a pain!  I have a little blue bookshelf in my eating area and sometimes it ends up with piles of papers, etc on the shelves . . . so in order to hide some of the mess I decided to make a little curtain for the bottom shelf.

After laying the fabric out I realized that the width of the curtain was perfect for the shelf and it already had the holes across the top (for shower curtain rings)--so this ended up being super simple.

Next I measured the length I needed, added a few inches and cut away.  It worked out nicely that there was a line on the pattern . . . so I got a nice straight cut (something I'm not great at!)

Finally I had to sew the bottom edge to finish it off.

I hung the curtain on a tension rod and--voila!  I had a nice cute little curtain to hide my mess from potential buyers!

I'm linking here this week.


  1. Great idea! This is exactly what I've been wanting to do for our night stand shelves we have! I just got a sewing machine the other day so I can do it now! :)

  2. Oh wow, I love this! I was trying to find ways to hide my messy bookshelves and this would be great. Thanks for sharing and I am your newest follower. ;)

  3. Cool trick to hide mess and I love the little blue shelves!

  4. I have just the bookshelf that needs it! Thanks for sharing this at Somewhat Simple. So creative!

  5. This is adorable. What a great way to hide the movie shelves in my sewing room. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Hello my dear, I gave your race track a try this weekend and my boys loved it. I'm posting about it and linking up to you again. Thanks for sharing that, we have enjoyed it!

  7. I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.


    Come strut your stuff.