I used drapery fabric left over from the familyroom topper since I was on a $0 budget. It is a poly blend, so it is a fabric that will withstand a little moisture from the shower. I like to take the curtain all the way to the ceiling, it just makes the room feel bigger and it also adds a ton of drama. If the shower curtain is lower it just seems to cut the room in half, also, if it is closed, then the room is even smaller yet. High up and tied back is my style.
I layer two rods one behind the other. The back one holds my real shower curtain that is to be used. The two rods really look just fine, they don't distract from the look at all.
I like the nylon type of shower curtain. You can find them on line or in several specialty stores in the longer lengths. My ceilings are 9 ft., so the 8 ft. one works perfectly. It comes dow a few inches from the ceiling and still has plenty to go inside the tub to catch all the water. The nylon ones are also really soft so they tuck back behind the outer curtain when you push them back against the wall. If you can't find the longer one in your area, you can actually sew two together to get the length you want.
The outer curtain is simple to make with just a rod pocket at the top, or you can also buy drapes in this length, so you don't even have to know how to sew.
I think this kind of treatment definitely gives a really small builder basic bathroom some character.
(If you missed my reveal post you can see it here. )
The Summer Showcase of Homes started today. 26 of your favorite bloggers are opening their doors for a fabulous week of home tours. Check out my sidebar for a schedule of homes each day.
These are the homes on tour today
I hope you will be sure to come back on Thursday for a tour of my home, I've got tea and cookies waiting.
I am linking to the following parties:
Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Katie @ Creatively Living for Monday Funday Party
Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life for Sunny Simple Mondays
Mod Vintage Life for Mod Mix Monday
Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Cindy @ Dwellings-Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me MondayJenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof for Give Me The Goods Monday
Don't forget, Inspire Me Tuesday will be up later this evening. Hope to see you there and see what all you have been up to.