New Kitchen Shades

I have been on the lookout for some fabric to make some kitchen shades. I wanted something unique and colorful. I happened upon some upholstery fabric at a local fabric store that I fell in love with. It took me an hour to convince myself to buy it. I was worried about breaking some type of sewing code by using upholstery fabric for window shades…lol. What convinced me though was: 1) I loved it. I am very picky and usually when I settle for something less than what I love I end up replacing it down the road; 2) it was half off; 3) Did I mention I loved it?

I came home with 6 yards for my three windows and it took me less than an hour to sew it. I am very, very, very happy with the outcome. It cost me $40 each to make. That is higher than my norm, but I could not find any that would fit my window for under $50 and they were usually a solid plain color. I really wanted pattern because the upper cabinets that are going up soon, will be a big wall of cream. I needed a focal point. Here it is with the kitchen light on and off. Even though its upholstery fabric, it filters light beautifully. In the past, I’ve toyed with the idea of not covering them at all, they are really pretty windows and let lots of light in. But, the sun goes down on that side and from about 3-5 p.m. You are just about blinded by the light without a covering which makes preparing dinner impossible. So, shades it was!

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Speaking of cabinets,here is the start of them. Hoping to build the rest of the boxes this week.

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