Well, seeing as it’s the fourth month of winter, I figured it was time to make some insulated curtains for our tiny house that we have been living in since May 2012. Of course, I’ve been thinking about the curtains since… oh, maybe October of last year, but I was stalled because I couldn’t decide what color they should be.
Since it’s a small house, everything needs to relate, so I didn’t want to just add a new color or pattern. I finally decided to go with a color scheme of gray and yellow throughout the house and I really like how it’s turned out!
Our custom couch cushions were already gray, and the yellow is a nice dose of color without being overpowering. Any dark or bright color just seemed like too much for the small space.
First, I went shopping… and found a bunch of fabrics to use in grays and yellow. I ended up using a shower curtain for the tall roman shades in the living room and a duvet cover for the long window above the couch.
I’m still pondering how to finish off the curtain over the couch… maybe I’ll make it into a roman shade as well. I just wanted to get it up there so it could start insulating us from the cold winter weather.
I also felt compelled to take a perfectly good lamp shade and destroy it! In order to make a new, more industrial lamp shade for our bedroom light fixture. This is just a ceiling mount light bulb with a lamp shade installed upside down. When I deconstructed the shade I found our favorite galvanized metal! So I left that exposed and sewed the new fabric shade to the inside of the metal frame with clear fishing line. Here’s a close-up photo:
Hope all is well with everyone! We’re also still making progress on the Beehive Tiny Store and I’ll post photos of the roofing soon! Happy end of February…