Good morning Throwback Thursday, you're looking particularly perky today. Could it be the stripey bright threads you're wearing?
This photo gave me a flashback to my Nanna's pantry in the seventies. It was of the old "make do and mend" genre of interior decorating and hid a variety of tinned consumables, mis-matched enamel pots and scalded roasting trays. But on the outside, it was bright and cheerful.
This is just the cheapest and simplest way to update a tired kitchen or dull utility area and give it an instant, vintage style pick-me-up.
Here's some simple step by step instructions if, like me, you fancy having a go.
- Measure each cupboard and purchase appropriate-sized tension rod(s).
- Select the fabric.
- Cut fabric 4 inches longer than desired length and double the cupboard width. Do this for each cupboard.
- Hem, using a ½-inch seam allowance on all edges of the curtains.
- Cut in half lengthwise.
- Hem these two new raw edges. You now have two curtains for one cupboard tension rod.
- Fold the top (either end at this point) over 2 inches, and sew, forming a casing for the tension rod.
- Slip two curtains per cupboard onto the tension rod.
- Install the tension rod.
- Place cup hook beneath each tension rod for reinforcement.
Happy Throwback Thursday all,