Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Fabric Project #2-Master Bath

I just love fabric and I have been wanting to use this toile fabric for a long time but never had a place for it. When I saw it on clearance at a local fabric store, I bought all they had left. It was a little more than 2 yards. I decided to make a place for it and thought our shower stall could use a little softness. We have lived here for 3 1/2 years without anything in here and it has been just fine but I really wanted to use this fabric.

I wanted it to be tall and dramatic so I had to add some of the silk taffeta that our bedroom drapes are made out of. I needed the whole panel to be 106" long.
I made these pretty much the same way I made the ones in our office - Nester style. I hemmed the bottom with hem tape, glued the two fabrics together and then glued on the fringe (all with fabric glue). I folded over the top and put the ring clips on. I just love instant results!

This was a little more involved though because I had to have a closet rod to hang it. I found one on clearance at Lowes and painted it to match. The ring clips were on clearance too. The best part was that Cody got to use his power saw for the first time since he got at his Tool Shower before our wedding! The rod was 6' when I bought it but I needed it to be 4'.

I'm still playing around with it and trying to decide which way I like it. I have it tied back with a ribbon right now. If I like it this way then I will buy a decorative tie back thingy.

The window mistreatment and the shower mistreatment look like different browns but in real life they are the same. Oh, and of course I did not even hem the sides. They are tucked in where you cannot see them. So, which way do you like it best? Hanging like a panel or swagged over to the side? I'll probably only close it when guests come over. I really want to thank The Nester for introducing me to this easy way to make my house more like a home.

128 comments:

coco said...

You are amazing...this looks great! I like it hanging down as a panel...I love to see beautiful fabric and you know how I love this one! I too have some bathroom pictures to post this week.

Anonymous said...

So pretty! I like it hanging down as a panel so you can see the fabric too. You did a great job!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I love the toile fabric. Very pretty. I think I agree with Anonymous that I like to be able to see the pattern...although I know for convenience it might be better to keep it pulled back (which looks nice too, by the way.)

Bridgette Ann said...

Love it. It turned out wonderful. I love it hanging down the best but either way it adds a lot to the room. Wa-hoo.

Darlene said...

I like it hanging like a panel so you can see the gorgeous panel. You did a wonderful job and it is gorgeous!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

What a difference - I love how high you put it.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Very pretty fabric!

Mrs. D said...

I love the fabric, so pretty! I like both ways but I think my favorite look is the panel. You did a great job!!

Meg said...

I think this looks incredible. Great job! I love it without the tie back just hanging as a panel. What a great idea that I would have never thought to do. If our shower wasn't open on two sides, I would totally copy your idea. Thanks again for such wonderful inspiration.

AdoptedbyGrace said...

Shannon, LOVE it! The fabric is beautiful. I favor it haning down in all it's glory! I"ll have to check out the Nesters instructions on sewing since I don't do it! :)

Mandi said...

Oh be still my heart! I LOVE this fabric! I am gonna do something very similar in my living/dining area with our drapes. You really did a fantastic job and warmed up that spot.

I like it best hanging straight as a panel. It hides everything in the shower and really lets you appreciate the beautiful toile print.

Dawn said...

Great job! I really like this idea and my brain is already spinning with what I can do with my shower - which I thought was hopeless! Thanks for sharing!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

That looks beautiful, I LOVE that toile. I think it looks better hanging straight, I'm just not a tieback fan. Gotta love that Nester and her mistreatments. Great job!

Betsy said...

Looks great...when guests come I would let it hang to add softness but when it is just you and Cody pull it back for ease.

Sue said...

I LOVE the curtains....especially how you added the solid color at the top. I have to say I like the straight panels better because you can see the beautiful fabric more. Every thing that you do turns out great!!

Lisa said...

BEAUTIFUL JOB, WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!! HUGS FROM MAINE http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

That looks so beautiful, in fact your entire bathroom looks so pretty!! :) You did an amazing job here, and I love how you used matching trim like in the window, too.

Our Blessed Family said...

LOVE IT, as always! That fabric is so pretty! You are making me want to get my sewing machine out very bad! :)

Susie Harris said...

Thank you..thank you...thank you... you have just shared a great idea that I NEED. I have the same shower and I have trouble keeping the doors nice and clear. I scrub and scrub but really I just am not crazy about that shower. One day I hope to take the insert out and have a tile shower built in. With your wonderful idea I can cover it and make it all pretty. You go girl... I love your toile~

Katie said...

I LOVE that toile! I think I like it best hanging all the way down so you can really see the print. I did a "mistreatment" on our master bath shower stall that is similar to this (in toile, too!), and I leave it hanging straight down. I SERIOUSLY am addicted to mistreating things ever since I first did my dining room last year.

Regina said...

I have been checking out your site for a while and this is my first comment! I HAD to comment because I love this project so much!! And it seems so obvious!! When you have guests or "pop ins" you can just close it and it will looks pristine! Who knows where the razor, soap, toothbrush, are when you are in a hurry?! GREAT IDEA!!! You're brilliant! And I like the panel the best too.

julie & joe said...

I love the toile!!! I need to get in gear and get some of my projects completed. I'm glad that you still have power. We got snow last night on top of the glaze of sleet. Looks very pretty today.

Brittany said...

That looks amazing!!!! I love it hanging as a panel. Way to go!

Alex and Jill said...

I have that EXACT shower stall in our master bath and have been telling Alex that I was going to do this EXACT same time. I have always bought really long drapes and use them as shower curtains, but that was before I learned about mistreatments. :) I need to do this because I hate the look of the sliding doors, don't you?

My favorite way is where you can see the entire panel. That fabric is beautiful! Great job, as always, girl!

I assume you still have power? Stay warm!

the undomesticated wife said...

Great job! I like the mix of fabrics..it breaks it up nicely.

We recently tore out the door to our shower stall (we're redoing our master bath...it's been many months..ha) and aren't planning on putting the door back but just a curtain instead.

I like it hanging down and not pulled back.

Terri said...

I LOVE it! Fantastic job! I am not usually a fan of the "shower curtain look", but I do believe I prefer it hanging as a panel as well. You have definitely got be thinking about my own bathrooms.

Twice as Nice said...

Looks great and the best part is that it was a TOGETHER project since Cody got to help!!

Tracy said...
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Tracy said...

I think it looks best hanging straight down. You did a great job.

LuLu said...

Terrific! So pretty I love how high you placed it... great job... and again so glad I learned from you and the Nester.
LuLu

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

You did a great job on the curtain! I like it best hanging straight, not swagged to the side. I think it looks better visually without it being swagged.

queenbee said...

Great job. I have been wanting to add fabric to the bottom of my waffle weave shower curtain, but haven't found the right fabric yet. I love the way this looks both as a panel and tied back, but I like the panel version best. I need to get busy with some Nester mistreatments.

misty said...

so very pretty! i like it just hanging. what a HUGE difference it made adding that fabric... you can see it in the pictures. i know in real life you must be loving it!!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I really like the fabric, and you did a great job!
Glenda

Christa said...

Wow, how beautiful. I love the look straight down. LOVE the fabric. Thank you for giving me such a great idea. I had never thought of putting a fabric curtain in FRONT of our shower door. It makes such great sense. I can't believe it didn't know this. I really love your blog and all of your ideas are very inspiring. :)

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Shilo said...

That looks WONDERFUL! I love it hanging down!

Gail said...

You are getting so good at 'mistreatments'! I like it hanging down- but I can see that it might be more practical using it everyday if it is tied back. Guess I am not much help at all :)
Looks beautiful though!

Carrie said...

I would have to agree with CoCo...you are totally amazing!! You have such great talent!! LOVE this idea!! I think I like it hanging down the best.

Carrie♥

Abigail Hutchinson said...

I love love love it! It looks great!!! I like it hanging like a panel personally! I want to make one!!! I just love it!

My home - My life said...

You awesome - looks really nice! I love the look of panels.

Kimba said...

It's gorgeous! That fabric is stunning! And you did such a good job with it.

I definitely prefer it hanging like a panel..

Kimba

Blissful Nikki said...

Wow! I really like this idea! The master in my house acutally has the "Bano" in that same spot! I think i might use this technique to cover IT up! hehe :) Thanks for the share!!

Vashti said...

Are you kidding me??!!!!! You are amazing!! I love the material and they way it looks in the bathroom is great. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

HeathahLee said...

I LOVE that fabric! I like it hanging but either way is pretty. I have some red toile I had bought to make a valance for my bathroom...you inspire me to get at it!

3LittleByrds said...

Shannon, another great job. I love it. Love the material. I like it down best also.

Kim said...

Another great choice in fabric and I love what you did with it. My favorite is hanging straight down as a panel where you can push it to the side to access the shower.

Awesome job!

Deb said...

That looks awesome!! Love the fabric and what a great way to soften the stall. I wish I could do something like that with our master shower, but it is a really odd shape, and the ceiling is angled.
Too many problems with that one. What else did you buy at that fabric store???

Vanilla Lavender said...

Looks amazing!!!! What a great job you've done! Hugs, Vanessa

duchess said...

How pretty.
I like it either way but it's probably more practical pulled to the side.

june@craftyniche said...

That is gorgeous! I want to get some blue toile in my bathroom and will have to check out the fabric store for it!

Karyn said...

L-O-V-E the fabric! #1 kind of looks like you are hiding something so I like #2 best- I guess I could live with #4. Haha

Screaming Meme said...

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jenjen said...

How pretty! I love the silk fabric at the top and the toile underneath. It adds so much interest and drama.

Great job - as usual!

Jen

Jennifer said...

I like it closed-it looks warmer. I love the fabric and the new look. So cute!

Sherri's Southern Style said...

LOVE This! Either way is pretty, but I prefer hanging down as a panel so that you can see the beautiful fabric!

Holly said...

Very pretty...I like it pulled back.

JanMarie said...

Love it! I like it hanging down as it gives the room a much richer and warm atmosphere. Such beautiful fabric.

Amanda said...

no shower looksy - enjoy that fabirc i just did some mistreatments to our shower and livingroom, i'll have to share my pics. looks great what you did!

Kate said...

Pretty! I like it better hanging down so the line between brown and toile is straight...maybe I'm OCD, tho'. :)

Angie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love this fabric and it makes such a statement!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Shannon,
This is beautiful! I love the fabric. I like it hanging as a panel because the fabric is beautiful.

3CHEERS4MOM said...

Wow, it looks great! I love the brown silk and the toile together. I am going to try this for my curtains in the living room, can't wait.
-Cheers, Amy

Joanna said...

Looks fabulous! I have wanted to make our own curtains for the bath tubs in the bathrooms but can't get the measurements right without having to sew the fabrics together...And since I wanted to do the Nester technique they still are the store (shutter at that thought) bought shower curtains!

Serah said...

That is gorgeous and instantly makes the room look warmer. I like it hanging down as a panel. You'd never guess there was a shower behind it!

Oh, I saw the cutest nests at Hobby Lobby today in their Easter section. It made me think of you!

Lisa said...

I love what you did! The panel looks great hanging straight down!

Tangee said...

I love it, it's so cute!

Barnes Yard said...

Fabulous! Love it!
-Jill

Jennifer said...

that looks so good! I should do that in our bathroom. The glass door is boring and i feel like a little fabric might add some life in there! thanks for the idea!

Debra said...

OOH, I love that fabric. I also like it hanging straight down. I always love Toile. Great job!

The Graves' House said...

love that fabric! the mistreatments really changed the entire room. great job.
~nicole

Jessica said...

I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog...I love all of your decorating ideas! all your pictures inspire me to keep working on our house...we just bought it and remodeled it (it's very old!) but there is still so much work to be done!

Oh, and I like it hanging down as a panel...you can see the beautiful fabric better that way.

Lana said...

Oh my goodness...it looks GREAT! The layout is just like our master bathroom...I am loving the ideas you have given me!

Kami said...

These are beautiful! We have a shower "stall" like that, and I've thought about adding curtains, but our door opens out and I think they would get messed up or in the way.

Chris said...

Gorgeous!!! You've got enough votes for me to say I don't care how it hangs. It's too beautiful to worry about it! :)

Michelle said...

Thank you for the comment and visiting my blog. I actually was just on your site checking out everything and I am really impressed! I now have ideas for window treatments and an easy way to do them, THANKS!!

Our Complete Family said...

Shannon, it looks great! I love the fabric you chose and love it hanging down so you can really see it in its glory!
I bet it feels like you have a new bathroom now! Awesome!!!

Michelle said...

I like it hanging down, makes me want to get the fabric and fabric glue out myself!

Cari said...

What great fabric! I have never tried hanging a curtain rod higher than it "should" go but I am going to try it in my new place.

Shaila Creekmore said...

I like just the panel, but it being tied back may be more practical on a daily basis. I've enjoyed looking at your site. I found you through Jenna's blog.

TCKK said...

So nice! I like it down straight the best, but it looks good both ways!

Lisa said...

LOVE IT!!! Great job! I too, like it as a panel to appreciate the gorgeous fabric.

We've had the ice here in Tulsa too. Hope you are staying safe and warm!

Shabbywears said...

I love it...what a pretty print!
Blessings...Julie

Jennifer said...

I think it really makes "a statement" when hanging as a panel...but, honestly either way..it looks lovely.

Amy said...

Lovely! Can't say it enough.. I. LOVE. DEALS!!!!

~aj~ said...

It looks fantastic both ways. I love it!

At Home In Georgia said...

It's beautiful!!! I love the brown at the top...very eyecatching! I like it hanging down. You are on a roll with these big projects! Enjoy them. And stay warm!

A Hint of Home said...

Another pretty curtain job. I think either way is fine and you have to be happy with it but since you asked---I like the panel look.
I love the toile and brown.

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

THIS IS WEIRDING ME OUT!!! I was just going through my binder of ideas tonight and decided this will be one of my next projects -- we have a similar bathroom layout with a VERY tall ceiling in the shower and I've been thinking about doing it forever. I worry it will be too dark but I'm still going to do it. I hate our shower and want to be able to hide it. That is so funny! Yours is beautiful and I like it much better hanging as a panel. I still can't get over this -- I literally was just thinking about doing this five minutes before I read this. :)

Kaitlyn said...

I have never thought of doing that, but it looks SO GREAT! I like it best as a panel :)

Belinda said...

Shanon,
that lools awesome! you did a great job! you are so creative! My vote is to have it just hanging down..
hope you are having a great day
Belinda

Amber said...

It looks great! I don't know that I would have thought to put a curtain over the shower door, but it definitely softens the room. I really like the colored toile! It is a lot less common that the single colored patterns. I like it hanging down as a panel. You can see more of the print that way. :)

The Nester said...

Love that fabric! My favorite is hanging strait down--it looks wonderful and really softens the room!

Teri said...

The fabric is gorgeous! My Mother has a pillows for her sofa in this same fabric. It looks wonderful and adds so much to an otherwise empty space. You did great!

Paige said...

Hey Shannon! It's Paige from WAY back in the days of Conway! How did I not know you were so fabulous at decorating. You are amazing. I've been catching up on you guys. Tell Cody I said hello and I hope you all get to warm up a little bit up north.

Love the house it's too cute!

Robin @ My Blessed Nest said...

Beautiful fabric...it really warms up your bathroom! My favorite "pose" is the one where it covers the shower door completely...just fashion, no function!!

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Shannon...you are becoming a pro! I love,.....LOVE that fabric!

Sarah said...

That is an amazing transformation and I like it hanging down like a panel.

Anonymous said...

I love it! It really softens that room and makes it feel luxurious. I like it down since it shows the pattern and hides the shower doors.

~Amanda

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

This looks really great Shannon! That brown taffets really makes the mistreatment pop. And how fun that your hubby got to use his tool! I tend to like the curtain just hanging down.

new every morning said...

It looks amazing!

Love the fabric. What a great idea, too!
I like the panel hanging down, so you can see the fabric more.

I'm sure it really warms up the space.

Glitter and Bliss said...

Love...Love...Love... your shower curtain. I love the toile fabric!!

Rmomof3 said...

The shower curtain is absolutely beutiful! Are you for hire? I need some new bathroom curtains and guess what - our theme is BROWN too! And toile.... I love it! Seriously, you did a fabulous job!
Precious blessings!
Renee

Nicole said...

Wow! I love it, I really do! That is such a great idea for a shower. I might just have to try it on my ugly shower door. The fabric is perfect.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

I am in LOVE with that fabric! You did a fantastic job...ala Nester. I am voting for the curtain to hang like a panel so that you can see how lovely it really is.

Brenda said...

Gorgeous! It really make the bathroom so much more elegant!

My husband always loves an excuse to break out the power tools!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Good grief, look at all your comments! :) Well, for what it is worth, I really like it hanging down straight...except that's probably not very practical!

~ Sarah

The Hamilton's said...

I left you an award on my page! I love your blog and you are super duper creative!! Thanks for always sharing!

The Hamilton's said...

I left you an award on my page! I love your blog and you are super duper creative!! Thanks for always sharing!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I have seen that piece of toile fabric, and love it. You did a great job on the shower curtain! Jackie

honeysuckle said...

Your shower curtain turned out great! I definitely like it straight down. You can see all the print and it looks stately that way. Good job!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Wow - gorgeous fabric and impressive that you didn't sew a stitch! I actually like to sew but if I'm ever in a bind (bad pun intended) I'll definitely do this! BTW - I like the full panel.

Deck The Halls-A Happy Valentines! said...

It's beautiful! Great Job! I love the colors!

The Golf Widow said...

WOW, That makes a huge difference! It turned out great.I'm not at good sewing so the easier the better. I like the way you put the extra fabric at the top instead of the bottom.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Well, I came back to see how you used your fabric and Holy Toledo, you did an amazing job!!! I love both the office curtains and the shower one. Way To GO!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love what you did! May have to steal this idea. Melb

Christine said...

What a brilliant idea! I love the curtain open just because it's beautiful but I would switch up every now and then.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Christine said...

What a brilliant idea! I love the curtain open just because it's beautiful but I would switch up every now and then.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Christine said...

What a brilliant idea! I love the curtain open just because it's beautiful but I would switch up every now and then.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Sheryl said...

Wow, that looks great! I never thought to hide a shower door. I hate ours, so I just might need to try this! I like it best hanging down, but it also looks nice pulled back.

Sheryl

mx2mommy said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your use of that fab fabric!! It looks great!

Denise K. said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!! :-)

Bella Casa said...

That's gorgeous, Shannon! Do you sell those??? I need something like that in my bathroom!

You won a prize at my Etsy Blog Party, stop by and see!

Congratulations!

Kim said...

Your shower curtain looks beautiful and warms up the space.

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

I love this idea...I can't believe what a difference tall panels make!!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

This is really great, someone told me last week to check out your shower curtain too. Our baths seem so similar! I don't close mine, just have it pulled back with a metal plant hook and a large tassel. I love the amount of color that it brings to the room. Mine has been up for about 2 years now, but since I am new to blogging I am finding several old projects to post. So much fun!

Your floors look gorgeous!

Thanks for visiting...
~Misti

Jen r. said...

LOVE that fabric! What a great instinct yuo had to get it when it was there!

ellen said...

I just stumbled across your blog this afternoon and what a treat it is. Ihave a burning question, but at comment #129 I'm afraid it will be lost in the bunch.

Where did you get the toile fabric? Do you remember the name of the pattern? I have been searching for this for about 2 years and can't find it. It's driving me crazy!

Thanks in advance.