Monday, July 22, 2013

Answers to How I Did the Shower Curtain

Thank you all so much for the fabulous response to my hall bathroom redo.  It has been a fun challenge to put together on a budget and just shopping the house.  I had quite a few email me questions about the shower curtain so I thought I would give you a post answering your questions.

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.
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  1. Wow...your bathroom looks great!
    I love all the great details, the curtain, the tray.
    It's all so pretty and fresh!
    Hugs friend,

  2. I'm so glad you posted this Marty. I was racking my brain after I saw your beautiful bathroom to try to figure out how you did your curtain. I love the look of it and thanks to you, I now know how to create it in our house. Thanks!

  3. Marty what a clever idea and the curtain is so pretty. I like what you have done with your bathroom.

  4. Marty, as always, your taste is exquisite! I love the bathroom and love the idea of having the curtain go all the way to the ceiling. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Marty, that is a great way to do the decorative curtain in from and the nylon one in back, using two rods. Do you hook the nylon on on anything to keep tucked behind the outer curtain?

    1. No, it stays back behind the curtain without anything. I leave it open all the way until it dries, then just push it back and it disappears. The nylon ones are so soft and they fold so easy.

  6. Your shower curtain is gorgeous! I just love it!! The transferware plates are beautiful. I love brown transferware. I have quite a few pieces myself. I never thought of hanging any in the bathroom. I'm off to check out your bathroom reveal post. ~ Jamie

  7. I never thought of putting shower curtains up higher. You just gave me a big A HA moment. Thanks Marty

  8. Hi Marty,
    While touring the model home that ours is modeled after, they featured all the shower/tubs with shower curtains hung from ceiling length like yours. I'm planning to do this when our house is ready. I love how your bathroom looks with the pretty shower curtain....looks very dramatic.

    Love all of your accessories too.


  9. I'm digging the high and tied look of the shower curtain also. I didn't even notice the two curtain rods! How clever! Loving the look.

  10. I cannot think of any other description for the way this curtain looks than CLASSY! :)

  11. Just beautiful. I always buy the curtain with the rings...etc. etc. I am rethinking this now. This just looks wonderful!

  12. It's a beautiful curtain, Marty! I've always wanted to make a shower curtain and you've inspired me to give it a try!

  13. Marty, The curtain looks wonderful and I love the plates on the wall.

  14. What a lovely curtain and that tray on back of the toilet is perfect! Very elegant!

  15. Beautimus!:)

    I usually will use curtain panels from Target. I don't usually have the time to sew. But I agree. With faulted ceilings you need to go to the ceiling. Your bathroom is so lovely and elegant! :)


  16. I really like your idea of a beautiful curtain to hide the real shower curtain.

  17. So pretty Marty, looks like the fabric has a shimmer to it which is really nice! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...

  18. I had quite a few email me questions about the shower curtain so I thought I would give you a post answering your questions. bestshowerheads