Tea Towel Curtains (With An Unexpected Vintage Trim)

A few weeks ago I came across this idea and I knew I had to recreate it!

I was lucky enough to find these tea towels at Joann for $8.99/ 3-pack:

I added a little pocket to the back using some left over fabric from my dish towel project so that the curtain rod could slide through without having to fold back the fabric and lose the top stripe.

Here is the end result…sort of:

I would have been happy with a simple curtain made from just two tea towels.  Unfortunately, the fabric of the two towels was not long enough. Since I am in a rental, and the curtain rod was already attached to the wood trim, I didn’t want to make another hole in the wood.  Instead, I added some vintage eyelet trim I found at a thrift store in Florida many months ago.

It’s a little more “country” than I had envisioned, but I have grown to love it, especially since the trim reminds me of home.  I also love that it’s a mix of old and new.  Very fitting for a girl who just moved out of state for the first time EVER! 🙂

Sooo…what do you think? You know we heart comments here at Aqua Seventy6!

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Quick and Easy Mason Jar Revamp

My husband loves to keep the powdered coffee creamer and sugar on the kitchen counter.  I can’t think of anything that annoys me more.  Maybe it’s because he keeps the brown sugar in an old Country Crock container, which, believe it or not, does nothing to enhance my sweet kitchen decor.

Hubs is an all-day coffee drinker, so no matter how often I put the U-G-L-Y containers in the pantry, they always find themselves back on the counter.  It’s an endless battle. 

Today, as I organized my studio (aka: the room I share with Hubs that houses both of our desks, my sewing table, and is constantly bombarded with kids and dogs), I noticed two unused mason jars and I got an idea!  I hot glued some left over fabric from yesterday’s dish towels onto the lids, glued the lid into the band and voila! Fab new creamer and sugar containers (and I don’t have to worry about ants crawling in like traditional sugar jars).

These lovelies can stay on the counter as forever as far as I’m concerned!

Notice the red counter top and green tile backsplash. *sigh*

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