REPURPOSED AND REUSED KITCHEN VALENCE TURNED INTO A NO SEW BATHROOM FARMHOUSE WINDOW TREATMENT!
I’m in the bathroom today showing you how I repurposed my kitchen valence and turned it into a farmhouse window treatment. For some reason when guests use the main floor bathroom I always notice the curtains are drawn. The bathroom’s not at ground level which means no one can see in but apparently people are uncomfortable and feel like they’re in view.
Not to mention I live in the sticks where no one can even seen into the windows from miles around. I thought if I added a curtain on the bottom half of the window guest would be more comfortable. Why reinvent the wheel, right? So I reused that kitchen valance that I loved so much and said I’d never take down. Guess what it’s down and’s been moved to it’s new location. Hey, at least I didn’t put it in the donate pile. With it being black and white it’s a keeper and a staple piece for decorating around, it goes with everything.
I’ve tried other curtains in the bathroom but this is the first option that people don’t seem to be tugging to hide the windows view. I’m one of those people that notice things out of place right away. So when the bathroom curtains are moved, I take note.
Funny story: Hubby and I were pulling into the driveway one day and I commented that someone had been on our front porch. He asked how I knew that just by looking. As if it isn’t obvious the throw pillows on the furniture are not how I left them nor are they how I’d ever arrange them, that’s how I know.
It seems I’ve finally found the perfect window solution, and even better I didn’t have to purchase or make anything new. I’m cleaning and organizing so many areas in the cabin that it seems ridiculous to bring anything new in. I may have to change it come summer once the windows are open but for now it’s the perfect fit and it solves the privacy issue that doesn’t exist.
Did you happen to notice the pattern mixing? The shower curtain, window curtain, and hand towel are all black and white but have different patterns. I love pattern mixing but I know others don’t. My Mom for instance never liked the look but I’m all about it. I do it with clothing too and get asked at work how I decide what patterns and colors work together. I guess I don’t have the perfect answer but somehow I just know.
What’s your favorite bathroom window treatment and do you reuse your curtains in different areas of your home? In the cabin all windows are the same size in the main rooms and bedrooms and the bathroom and kitchen windows are the same. I didn’t even realize what a good idea that was when we were building but it makes it easy to swap out curtains from room to room without having to alter them.