What do you get when you mix a roll of brown and white grosgrain ribbon with a waffle weave extra-long shower curtain?
Something really special and pretty for a newly done bathroom. I found this ribbon at Hobby Lobby and after seeing this Target extra-long shower curtain that Young House Love used in their bathroom, I had to order one for my new bath. I’m liking the simplicity of this waffle weave fabric and I didn’t want a plain normal sized shower curtain for this room. The ceilings in here are 9 feet, so the extra tall just looks better in this space.
My niece, Lauren, was sweet and monogrammed the middle of it for me on her handy-dandy machine. Love it, thank you, Lauren! That’s my Christmas present and I couldn’t be happier with it. So, all I did was lay out the shower curtain, measured in 6 inches (thought that was a good amount in) and started laying out the ribbon. I used the lines in the waffle fabric to follow a straight line, gluing with fabric glue as I went along. When I got to a corner, I did a simple miter cut.
Glue those corners together and keep on going! You will probably do a better job with your corners than I did, but I figured no one is going to inspect this thing now that it’s hung up. If you spend a little time on it, you can get those corners lined up pretty well. Mine are definitely not perfect.
Now it’s hung up and I think it looks fabulous! A great way to add some extra pizazz to a plain shower curtain.
After it’s hung, you may need to go back and add a little fabric glue under some edges. But, mine stuck pretty well.
I love the extra length on this.
I’ll even show you the boo-boo I did. I started at the top left corner, came down, across, and up and back across and realized my measurement was off on my first corner, so I had to add a small little piece of ribbon back in for both pieces of ribbon to meet on the miter. Math was never my strong suit, but I can live with it. If you come to my house, don’t stare at the top of my shower curtain, please! 🙂 It’s not that noticeable. If I feel like it, I will pick up another roll of ribbon and redo this strip, but I’m not counting on that. Did I tell you I’m not a perfectionist most of the time? I can live with “good enough”.
So, have you got a plain shower curtain that could use some pretty ribbon? my inspiration from this was from my other guestbath shower curtain, where I bought a black and white monogrammed curtain from Ballard’s. I figured I could add my own border with this pretty brown and white grosgrain ribbon and I do believe it looks just as good as the Ballard’s original, if not better. The waffle weave shower curtain came from Target online for about $25.00, well worth the price for the extra long version.
Go ahead and make that plain shower curtain a little more swanky!
I’m joining Kimba’s DIY Day.
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