12 June 2012

No-Sew Vintage Scarf Curtain



I have the trendiest pantry in town.
Ubiquitous Trends for Spring/Summer 2012:
Mint Green
Geometric Patterns
Neon Finger Nails

I don't consider myself a very trendy person, but if I hit two out the three big ones with something I already own, it's coming out of the closet before the season is over. When I found this vintage Vera  Neuman scarf at the thrift store ten years ago (I collect them -- and this one was less than $2.00 as I recall)... I remember thinking, Wow, could there ever be a time a time when hospital green was in fashion?

...errr, yes, actually.  No time like the present.

Unfortunately, this scarf has a major snag along one of the hems. Eventually I would like to repair it, but in the meantime I'm putting it to good use. Thanks to a $2.00 bag of curtain clips and a tension rod, I have a chic new curtain in my pantry. Woot!
* Note: If you do this at home, avoid using a silk scarf in an ultra bright window or the colors will fade. Then again, sun bleaching might be next summer's big trend and you could be ahead of the curve :)

13 comments:

  1. OK hold it right there Auntie! You have a WINDOW in your PANTRY??? What!?? That's not a pantry it's a magical ME room! With silky magical window dressing. Oh my goodness. I think I need an entire home tour of the new digs.

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  2. http://www.hedgedruid.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/dragon-2.jpg My Mum painted this on a silk scarf for me and she HATED the outcome. I bet she'd love it being put to good use in the window, though- all the (I genuinely can't see them, what's she on about?) faults would be hidden in the folds. Genius!

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  3. I know, right? When I first saw the place I came in knowing there was a "walk in pantry"....when I saw it's as big as a bathroom AND has a window, that was that. I have no idea why most new homes don't have pantries -- it has changed my life!

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  4. I've been trying to figure out how to curtain my 2 long narrow NYC windows for a couple of decades (since the blinds came down). I didn't know about tension rods or curtain clips, let along making curtains from skirts and vintage scarves. Much nicer than the haphazard sheets and those shawls sold on the street that I clipped together with binder clips. I also favor no-sew options. Luckily I found your website because I was about to go for shower curtains... now I have far more chic ideas to work with. Maybe I can find couple of skirts from a woman who had, perhaps 20 inch tall legs, from a thrift store. In any case, My neural pathways have been stimulated -- thank you!!!

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  5. Hi. Sorry. First comment, and it is on a typo. In the last picture, it says "curatin clips."
    Love the blog!

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  6. Whoops! Thanks. I'll have to go back and find that image to update. Glad you noticed :)

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  7. Love it! I collect Vera scarves, too! And table cloths and napkins, etc. I actually found some new Vera tea towels and an apron that look retro at Tuesday Morning. Long live VERA!

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  8. I too collect Vera Neumann scarves as I can pick them up for a song at thrift stores. Love the retro look. I have been wanting to use them some kind of way in my home. Good idea! I love you creative people!

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  9. My fourteen year old grand daughter would love that

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  10. That looks so glorious! Perfect little window treatment!

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  11. Oh, I love the window treatment, but I can't spare the scarf. I am at the Nora Ephron stage of my life that she describes in "I Feel Bad About My Neck". 'Nuff said.



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  12. Well doggone it, you do have the trendiest pantry in town. Maybe even the U.S. Why not. That's pretty snazzy for a $2. scarf and the rod/w/clips for $2.00. How lucky can somebody be. Love your blog and sense of humor.

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