I've been having a major itch to fix up my kitchen a bit. Since we are renters, there's not a lot we can do. I would love to paint the cabinets (or change them out altogether) but that's not going to be ok. So I had to come up with a few creative solutions to make the kitchen a little nicer. One of the projects I worked on was this little hankie curtain to cover our hideous light over the sink. See? Hideous.
It was a bare bulb when we moved in, so I guess our $10 light fixture is somewhat of an upgrade. But I wanted to cover that, too. I picked up few vintage hankies while out thrifting, and I had the rest of the items on hand, so it was a cheap, quick, AND easy project. My favorite kind! Here's what I used.
I folded the hankies into triangles, and did a quick press with the iron so that they would hang over the rod easily. Next I just adjusted the hankies on the rod to where I liked them. I found it easiest to pre-hang the rod, but down where my short arms could easily reach. I overlapped them to provide complete coverage of the hideous light.
Then I took my needle and thread and made little "x" stitches at about 4 different places where the hankies overlap. This helps keep the hankies from sliding off. I pulled the needle from the back so that my knot wouldn't show in front.
Then I hung the rod where the light would be completely covered, and that was it! Easy.
I also love the glow of the light through the hankies, too!
I think this turned out pretty sweet. I also think it would make a darling valance in a girl's room, right? And you can see I added some chalkboard paper to my cabinets, which is so fun! I'll show you the rest of my little mini-makeover next week. The kitchen is a happier place with just a few little touch ups.