Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Ikea Greens

I've been wanting to replace my faded brick colored curtains for a long time now. I even bought some crummy polyester fabric to stitch some up, but I never got to it. Finally it occurred to me that it would be simple to just get something fun and funky at Ikea to use until I someday get around to something new.

Here's the pillows I sewed up from the bottoms of the curtains. This fabric is a very nice thick cotton/linen blend and the panels came with a nice cotton lining fabric, so these pillows have that lining
Ikea Fabric Pillows

I also made 2 very large tote bags. One of these might be a gift if I can keep myself from using it:
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Again, I used the curtain lining fabric for the lining of the totes. I might add a button closure to the front, but I need to get some large red buttons:
Totes

Lastly, here are the curtains. I still haven't hemmed them, but you can't tell in this photo. There is a matching set on an opposite window. They don't exactly distract the eye from my sewing mess on the table. I plan to change out the wooden curtain rod for a black iron one.
New Ikea Curtains

One of the nice things about this fabric is that it has several shades of green so it fits well with my greenish carpet. The red fruits likewise have a few shades of red to make it easier to coordinate your things.

I'm thinking these are very fresh and fun, but will also work through Christmas. I did like my dark red curtains at the Holidays...

7 comments:

Carina said...

Oh I love this pattern from IKEA. I'm just a little jealous! ;-)

Rebel said...

Curtains, pillows & tote bags... I was half expecting to see a Scarlet O'Hara ball gown next. ;) I love the tote bags!

Paula said...

What a lovely fabric, the curtains, tote bags and pillows are gorgeous. I guess you won't be in any hurry to replace the curtains :-P

Dani said...

Great curtains! I so love green....the pillows are the bomb too....glad I stopped by....

upstateLisa said...

great fabric! I looked in IKEA in my hometown and was very disappointed with their selection of textiles :-(

Lily Boot said...

Awesome - fancy getting curtains, pillows and totes all from the one purchase! I love Ikea. Oh and your dining table looks remarkably like MY dining table! :-)

Lotta said...

Those all look great! I especially dig the tote!