For the most part Pinterest drives me crazy. It is loaded with fun cool ideas and I am not afraid to give them a try. The problem is that most of them do not work out as easily as they look. I can't even count the number of recipes I've tried that turned out terrible. And the number of patterns/tutorials I've sewn that just do not look right when they are done. I guess you could say I don't have a lot of Pinterest luck.
But here we go again. I love love love the cool curtain rods made from plumbing parts. They look raw and edgy, modern and old-fashioned all at the same time. I want them in my new pretty kitchen.
I am very lucky to have an extremely handy husband. He rarely complains about my crazy ideas and he did not say a word about this one. I measured my patio door and kitchen window and off we went to the local home improvement store. We bought pipes and nipples and fittings galore! What fun!
We took all our pieces home and I sewed linen curtains while my husband put together the "curtain rods". As for the curtains, I acquired 25 yards of beautiful white linen at an estate sale and I used that fabric for my new patio curtain and kitchen curtain. They turned out beautifully. The fabric was very old and the drape of it was heavenly. They don't make that kind of quality any more.
The curtains weren't the easiest things to install, in fact, once they went up they won't be easy to take down. I got the curtains done just as he was ready to hang them. I can't believe how great they look. The bright white fabric against the dark walls is a gorgeous contrast and everything finally looks like I was hoping it would look.