Here is what I did.
I had purchased 5 curtain panels in a color and texture that I liked. The 2 for the living room just needed cut and hemmed. These needed a little more love. They came with grommets at the top so those were cut off. Then I needed to take out the hems from all sides and stitch two and a half of the panels together for one big piece. I used the remaining fabric from the ½ panel left to make tabs for the top and creatively piece together a bottom to make up for the length lost when I cut the grommets off. I also removed the tabs from the original curtain and used the rest of that curtain as a liner for this new one.
Here is the before of the kitchen island.
I was so excited to get going that I almost forgot to take before photos. I already had the drawer fronts and one door off. Look to the right and in back of the island and you can see part of that useless desk before it’s demise.
We covered the island in wainscoting and moved the outlet to the backside. It made more sense for our needs and now it easier to plug more than one item in at a time.
Here are the cabinet sections from next to the sliding door and above the desk on the other side of the kitchen. You can see the old purple wall and a test patch of the new color. Notice the curtain rod.
I painted the brackets and the finials black and got a new rod in a dark walnut. I love how these new colors are working together.
Here’s the rest of the kitchen.
Here’s how he decided to fix it without their help.
Nooooo. Just kidding. That was just a test to see if it looked good in black. We ordered another handle from another company for much less. It is black but not colored with marker. ;-)
I love the way it all flows smoothly now. It seems as if this is the way it should have always been.
Oh, I did NOT paint that backsplash. I had planned to paint something similar but Hubby extended the budget so we could do this. It's faux tin.
So, what do ya think??