Saturday, June 18, 2011

coral: curtain & towels

I liked my powder bathroom here
I wanted to spruced it up a little.
guess what?
C O R A L 

Well, the first thing that needed to be updated was the curtain. 
The sun bleached it and it wasn't a pretty blue anymore, but turned in some kind of indigo-ish/lavender with some lighter and darker areas.

I draw a border with coral branches in a in the same style of these other towels.

... got a white plain curtain,
... draw the border with a water soluble marker on the top of the curtain, 
... repeated the design three times,  
... painted in a bright red (used Deka Permanent fabric paint)
... let dry for a day, 
... press to fix the color, 
... and rinsed out to erase the marker.

The bathroom looks so much brighter with the white curtain!
Love it!

... so much that I decided to paint a couple of borders on plain white cotton fabric to be sewn onto two plain terry cloth towels.

Yes, I'm a matchy-matchy kinda person :)

...there's more coral in this bathroom coming up !

xox, d.

keep in touch! 


  1. I like those random pops of colour a lot and I'm a fan of corals, too, so keep them coming!

  2. Very bright and cheery! Love how the curtain and towels look! This may be a silly question...but What kind of paint? Fabric paint or something else?

    Blessings & Aloha!
    please stop by and leave a comment at my place ;o)
    I'm stopping over through Melissa's Fancy Friday Blog hop. Also love your monogram towels...oops, another question...what sewing machine do you use? :o)

  3. I'm looking forward to seeing more! You are so talented! The drapery and towels are gorgeous!
    Love your blog!
    I'm your newest fan/follower from the hop!
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Love your design & contrast......beautiful!

  5. Beautiful! I now I'm always telling you this, but you are so creative and talented. It's killing me!

  6. I loooove this!!! Of course, I love coral too!! This is so perfect, I've been thinking of doing this on some plain white pillows in my living room!

  7. That looks great. I really like the organic design

  8. I love this! I would never have thought to draw on fabric to create the print I was after! Genius!! You've inspired me:) Thanks so much for sharing your craftiness with us!

    Sarah M.

  9. The towels are sooo cute! I want to spruce up my towels when I redo the guest bath!

  10. Whoa. This is awesome. I wanted to buy coral print towels for our bathroom, but nothing looked that great and they were so expensive. Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial!

  11. They look great! I love the coral! newest follower...

  12. Great work with the coral painting! It looks so neat!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  13. You're so creative! I love it! I'm your newest follower! Come check out my blog and follow me too!


  14. Beautiful. I'm inspired to give my bathroom a facelift. I would love for you to share this project at my linky party.
    Thanks for the creative inspiration.
    carolyn | homework

  15. love, love, love. I've already seen the glass accessories. Almost missed this post. Glad I caught it!

  16. That is so cute and it opens up so many possibilities to be creative. Thanks for sharing! Would you please share this at my blog party Simply Creative over at 365 days to Simplicity! I'd love it if you did!

  17. I love the color look! The bright red is so fantastic. Congrats on a job well done. Hope you stop by my blog

  18. I decided to paint a border on a couple of plain white cotton fabric to be sewn on two ordinary Terry cloth towels.

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  19. Beautiful! Great work, Donatella! :)
    Thank you so much for linking to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!

  20. What a great idea! I especially love the curtains. I'm definitely saving this idea for later.


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