You can see some of the "issues" in these photos.
|The window encroaches on the tub area|
|The tub area|
I love tubs draped all the way to the ceiling and on both sides, but adequate lighting in my tub area becomes a problem. At one time I had black and white toile curtains here but that made the area seem even smaller and was a little busy with the granite on the vanity.
|You can see the vanity and the black and white toile curtains, which I moved to the guest bedroom in this post. You can also see in this post that my granite has a lot "going on" with it's pattern.|
|A close up of the fabric|
I used one panel for the tub area, with a white shower liner behind it and only had to shorten the hem a little. I cut the other panel to create the valance for the window. Since it was a little sheer, I lined up the fabric pattern, and folded the fabric in half to create my valance. This made both areas look similar.
In the tub area I used the shower tension rod, which I already had. I decided in order to get both window and tub rods to match, I had to simply use another tension rod. The only problem was when I found another one like mine at WalMart, the color didn't match. Not a big deal. A friend of mine had given me several packages of metal clips rings and curtain brackets that she didn't need. They were a copper bronze color that didn't match. Still not a big deal. Hubby hammered the metal brackets into the correct size, (1"). And then I just spray painted everything to match!
I clipped all the curtain rings on to a hanger for easier spraying. I used Rust-oleum Hammered Black Spray Paint for everything.
|This was an easy way to spray paint the rings|
|The painted rod and clip rings|
|The two areas now look great! Like they belong together|
I decided to add this vintage Victorian Frame above the tub area. I've had it for years just waiting for the perfect spot.
|The old frame adds a fun touch of whimsy|
And Voila!.......Bathroom Curtain project completed!
|I love what adding more white to the room has done|
|The curtains go so well with the fluffy white towels|
|The vanity area (a repurposed buffet) was updated a little bit in this makeover too. I moved the candles to complete my "simplify" plan.|