Lets face it, canned corn is not cute. I've had my eye out for ages at garage sales and such for old shutters or something to hang in front. Once, I found the most adorable set of old salon type doors at a rummage shop, but they were wanting way too much money for them so I didn't buy them. I'll still keep an eye out, but for the mean time I decided to try making a curtain for the bottom half. I wanted it to keep with the country, vintage look I already have going on the kitchen.
I picked up some cheap, unbleached muslin at the fabric store and cut it into two panels. Next using strips of masking tape to keep me straight, I stenciled on words to look like old feed sacks.
Using fabric paint, I painted on the letters, being very careful to use as little paint as possible. I didn't even bother to hem the edges, because
And.....I didn't like it. They looked too loud or something.
They looked too new. So, I didn't heat set the letters and threw them in the wash.
I know, I know, you can barely read it now...but I like it! It looks old and worn.
It hides my mess, so I don't have to look at it....I'm satisfied.
Well, for now anyway. I have a bit of extra muslin...I thought about making a few pillows. That fabric is really soft after washing it, and the unbleached color is quite pretty.
"Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing." Psalm 145:16