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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Toile Curtains for the Kitchen

For the last couple of years,   I have a simple pink and cream buffalo check valance over each of the two windows in the kitchen.

I thought it was about time for a change to freshen up the kitchen for the approaching holidays.    We cook as a family quite a bit in the fall,   Thanksgiving ,  and of course Christmas.      

The kitchen faces the south and sometimes when the sun floods in,   it gets pretty warm in there.    When the oven is on and all the family is in there,   it gets down right hot at!      So,  i decided to make curtains for the window that could be drawn to block some of the sun and yet leave the kitchen bright and not dark.

I love looking out the windows when I'm in the kitchen,   so I probably won't close them very often but at least I will have the option.

I have had a few yards of toile in my stash of fabric for several years and decided that it would be perfect to use for my new curtains.

I began my new window treatment by hanging 2 buffalo check rag garlands across the top of the window.     My pre made garlands came from Hobby Lobby

Since I only had a few yards of my toile fabric I made the panels very simple and hung them with black clips on the rod.

I love the new look.......

Simple but effective!

That pink thing up against the wall is the noodle board that I put on the stove sometimes......this is where I store it when not in use.

I've started putting out a few fall decorations on the back soon with a tour of my fall kitchen.

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  1. Good morning Penny, Oh, yes I do love the toile curtains in black. It makes everything pop. Well, officially Fall starts in 38 days so you can really go to town decorating for Fall.
    Have fun! Looking forward to more fun things.

  2. So much beautiful inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. I love toile and your curtains are lovely.

  4. I really like the new look! Looking forward to fun fall holidays, too.

  5. Penny,
    I LOVE those beautiful curtains.... Love the black and white toile!!! It really looks so charming with the black and white checked items including that stunning garland!!

  6. Toile is always a good idea! Love it. Thanks for sharing at All About Home and Thursday Favorite Things!


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