It sure isn't often that it rains here in AZ, but this is what my drive to JoAnne's Fabrics looked like today. I really like the rain and it didn't slow me down at all, but for some reason whenever it rains in AZ everyone on the freeway seems to panic! Does anyone else feel the same way? Maybe it's just me...
Anywho...my trip to the fabric store was not without purpose. I was on a mission. Searching high and low for the perfect fabric to finally fix my high-water curtains that you saw me blog about here. If you don't remember what they look like, here is a snapshot:
These are the Kajsa curtains from Ikea, they are 98 inches long and they look like this full length:
Like I mentioned above, these curtains are 98" in length and they "can be easily shortened with the included iron on hemming strip included." That would be fine and dandy...except, I don't need them to be shortened. As you can see, my curtains are about 6 inches too short.
Upon entering the fabric store I bolted straight to the back to dig through the clearance rack...and...viola! One of the first fabrics I found was a gray fabric that was normally $4.00 a yard, but since it was in the 50% off rack it was now only $2.00 a yard! Success!
I was about to walk away (like a good girl would do), but then I noticed a shiny, creamy fabric with green and gold accents on it which instantly caused me to gravitate toward it like matter being sucked up by a black hole! It was out of my control. It just happens that way sometimes!
When I saw this fabric my immediate thought was, "master bedroom curtains," because it had the same color accented in the fabric as the color that we painted our master bedroom...but, I was a bit hesitant about it because I couldn't tell if there was enough fabric to create the curtain panels that I would need for the master.
The fabric was typically $6.00 per yard, but again...50% off, so I figured it was worth investigating further. I couldn't find anywhere that had the yardage written on it, so looked around and found one of their cutting tables that was not being used. I unraveled the fabric and it looked like there might be just enough for what I needed, so I figured, "What the heck? Go for it!"
As I started to roll the fabric back up a lady actually approached me and asked me for help finding something in the store. I had to politely inform her that I wasn't actually an employee of the store, but I thought it was pretty funny. She said that she thought I worked there because I was rolling up fabric at one of the cutting tables. Ha. Ha.
Once I had my items it was off to the measuring table for my price ticket, and then off to the check out counter. Waiting in two separate lines was definitely worth the price tag of $31.60 for 1.5 yards of the gray fabric and 8.5 yards of the cream/green fabric, plus tax! Steal!
Here they are in all of their glory:
I can't wait to give them new purposes. I feel like I saved them...kinda like when you rescue an animal that is about to be put down. Ha. Ha. I know it's not really that dramatic, but I was pretty excited about the find.
Until next time!