Friday, October 16, 2009

Project Day: Kitchen Skirt






Bins look ugly and I have a recess in my kitchen for them. I had not bothered to do anything to cover them until I saw a post from Anna's ABT blog about kitchen skirts to hide things. So this week I have finally done it, and on the cheap of course!
  • I picked up these vintage kitchen cafe curtains from Lifeline for $1.50.
  • Measuring the height I required I sewed the 2 together to make 1 piece.
  • Attached the curtain with a plastic coated wire & hook ( hardware store).
This is my first sewing project with my new machine "Sandy". Named after a blogging friend suggested it may suit Beach Vintage. Thanks CurlyPops!

This week has gone too fast. Scary really. Have a great weekend and shall talk next week.
Simone xx

46 comments:

  1. How sweet! I'm now wondering if I can do something to hide my ugly bin.
    I love your plate rack.

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  2. Looks very neat! I adore your plate collection :)

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  3. I've seen this solution before too. I think it's pretty great!

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  4. I love it. Looks perfect. I also love that plate rack that you have on the wall.

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  5. very cute - a happy ruffle is better than clutter. I just hung a white dry erase board to hide clutter in my kitchen. Your's is cuter.

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  6. super cute - happy ruffles are always better than clutter. I just hung a white dry erase board in our kitchen to hide a messy opening - your idea is sweeter. I typed this twice, as it seems I erased the first response, so I hope it doesn't appear twice. Oh well, then you really know I mean it.

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  7. wonderfully creative! have a great weekend!

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  8. i love it! i have a thing for kitchen & bathroom skirts..(i made one for our bathroom sink & it made me fall in love with my bathroom)!! your's turned out great!

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  9. Oh you and Sandy will have lots of fun together. I just did a skirt for my masterbath and love it...great idea to use curtains...I like your thinking! Your dishes are amazing..I like the fact that you have them out in the open...I use nothing but mismatched china for everyday use but mine are hidden in my cupboards...I need to look for a plate rack! You really have the best inpiration in blogland! Happy Weekend...will be good for me..off to some craft and antique fairs!

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  10. Your kitchen is so cheery and inviting! I love its new skirt - you're such a crafty lady.

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  11. It really turned out cute. The pictures are great. Thank You for sharing. This week did go by to fast for me also the older I get the faster it goes. You also have a wonderful weekend and I will look forward to your next post.

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  12. fantastic machine christening project!

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  13. Great job for Sandy's maiden voyage, so to speak! And it really looks nice in your kitchen.

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  14. Hi Simone, there is no stopping you now with your new toy. Love the curtains very clever indeed. Love the pictures of your kitchen. Have a good weekend. Sandy x

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  15. Pretty good for your first efforts with Sandy! They look sweet!
    Have a nice weekend,
    Sue

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  16. Very cute curtains for your kitchen--great idea for hiding things that you don't want on display.

    Melinda

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  17. Just goes to show you don't have to spend a fortune for something to look great. I love all your vintage plates on the plate rack....just gorgeous! Loving your blog Simone. Well done!!

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  18. The skirt is so cute very retro housewife apron c. 1950's. Well done Sandy! cheers Katherine

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  19. Great idea, and it turned out so nicely! Looks darling in your kitchen.

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  20. It is gorgeuous :)

    Have a nice weekend!

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  21. Amazing blog! ♥ love your style!
    lolavee.blogspot.com
    XxxX

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  22. What a gorgeous and clever idea, how pretty it looks,
    Take care and have a lovely weekend :-)

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  23. Sandy is a wonderful name for your machine! I love it! What a clever suggestion. I also love this post as well. Thanks Simone. Can you think of a great idea for those very ugly outdoor bins now? I ordered Cath Kidston's SEW book this week. Can't wait to see it (not that I can sew at all!) xx

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  24. They're sweet but I'm really in love with your plate rack!

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  25. It looks great Simone, it really suits the overall theme of your kitchen. Have a great weekend xxx

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  26. Very cute and vintagy looking! Love it! So creative and simple and effective! xxx

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  27. Very nice! I've seen this done in German kitchens and it's such a neat way to add softness and colour.

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  28. What a lovely job you did on your kitchen skirt, Simone!! It's absolutely adorable!! Have a wonderful and peaceful weekend. : )

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  29. Oh Simone...your first sewing project turned out fabulous! I love the kitchen skirt!! You should have gotten a sewing machine a long time ago, you're a natural!!

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  30. Love this... I so want to do this for my laundry room... now if only I could sew ;) Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

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  31. my under area like that holds the litter box. i don't sew, i tape. i have black and white striped ikea fabric hanging from clips on a tension rod. yours is much better!

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  32. Hi Simone, I want this skirt in my kitchen, must try and be brave and give it a go!Thanks for sharing this wonderful gem! Sharon xxoo

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  33. both ingenious AND adorable, Simone! Have a great weekend. xo

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  34. This looks fabulous Simone! I have been trying to get a new laundry basket to fit in a space but this might do the trick and hide the ugly one I have now! Hope you and 'Sandy' have a lovely weekend xx

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  35. I adore that plate rack!!!
    I really would love one...
    I think I may need triple that size thou I think I would want to put all my plates up...
    Love the skirt...Very cute with the little ruffles...

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  36. I absolutely love to come visit you! You always inspire me. I see that sewing machine is being put to good use. Now if I can just get myself motivated to get some things done!
    Brenda

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  37. Your blog is just lovely, Simone. I found it via your interview on Houzz. Now I'll have to scroll back through the last six months of posts so I don't miss anything. :)

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  38. What a great idea Simone I love i!! enjoy the new machine right choice Janome is the best I love mine, hope to see some more of your creations.
    Elaine :)

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  39. What a beautiful blog!
    I love the kitchen skirt. I wrote about how I found your blog, on my blog :)
    Jools.

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  40. Hi Simone, Thanks for stopping by bonFlourish. I love your plate rack and I'm so glad you invited me to drop by your blog, it's beautiful! I love seeing your plate rack in the full room view. Your kitchen has great charm!

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