What a weird week it's been. We got 2 inches of snow on Tuesday and the kids have been off of school the whole week for it. I know that sounds goofy to some of you that live near the mountains and when we moved from Utah to the East Coast, we thought it was ridiculous! Until we left home in our 4 wheel drive cars and started slipping all over the road. It is slick out there, I will say that.
But last week I made this skirt and I want to share how. If you missed how the Sink Skirt Rod was made Click HERE.
What started the whole project is that the color of the bathroom was rust. The toilette paper roll came out of the wall so I filled in the wholes but couldn't find the same color in the garage for touch up. We are renting so I haven't been super picky about the color. So I bought an "oops" color for $5 at Lowe's for a whole gallon of good low VOC paint. It's a buttery color. I thought I would use that as sort of a primer and then use a grey color called Rope by Eddie Bauer over it but the "oops" color covered it in 2 to 3 coats and I was done painting by then. :)
One thing new I learned was that the mirror was removable by stretching these little attachments outward and the oval mirror slipped out. I am storing it in a safe place and using a mirror of my own instead.
Back to the skirt,,,,
This shower curtain was $9.99 at Homegoods. It has a striped tone on tone pattern.
Cut it down to the length it needs to be to hang from the rod. Ironed and fabric fuse the seam at the bottom next.
Envisioning a thick black and white stripe is what brought me to this.
Frog tape off every 4th tone stripe (the tone stripes made a good guide for straight lines) and paint. The tape held the fabric in place also because I taped it right onto our huge dining table. :)
Special fabric paint?
(several years ago I painted a couple of ugly tag sale chairs with satin wall paint - OK, they are slightly crunchy but they are just accent chairs - not "snuggle" chairs)
The key to keeping the paint where you want it is making sure the tape is on tight - rub your finger over the side that will be painted several times. Also, by keeping the paint "lightly" applied and not too thick helps. These black stripes are a little rustic - not solid.
This skirt will have to be removed for washing so shower curtain rings will work best with the sink rod. This set is old from the boys' previous bathroom. They fit the industrial/masculine style of the rod.
The square style of the rod goes well with the striped pattern and casual theme of the bath.
The metal pail holds extra hand towels and the lantern filled with twinkle lights creates a sweet night light.
That was a little bit of a "wordy" post. Thanks for making it to the bottom! ;)
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