Tackle it Tuesday – Jazzing up a Shower Curtain on the Cheap

by Marcy on August 5, 2008 · 0 comments

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

I have been wanting to participate in “Tackle it Tuesday” at 5 Minutes for Mom for awhile now, but I haven’t tackled all that much lately! A few weeks back I had lofty goals to clean up my office space. And while I did finally get fed up this past Friday and stuffed bins full of “junk” in my guest room to go through, I still have a ways to go on that project. Some day soon I hope to be able to share pictures of that project as it is a pretty massive one.

Today I thought I would share something fun since I am not typically a very crafty person. I am notorious for never quite finishing the project when redecorating a room. About a year ago, I decided it was time to redecorate our spare bathroom (now mostly our daughter’s bathroom). I purchased a new rug, shower curtain, towels, curtain rod, curtain & accessories (toothbrush holder etc…) and we painted the room with paint that we had leftover from our downstairs bath. We have yet to replace the mirror and light fixture, although I did find a light fixture for $13 back in June that we just need to install. In total I would guess that I have spent about $180 on this project, buying all but the shower curtain on sale or with coupons.

Even with all of these updates, the room doesn’t quite feel finished. When I was over at my friend “K” ‘s house awhile back, she showed me the bathroom that she just redid for her daughter. She did such a great job with the whole project…saving money by purchasing her larger items at an outlet store, making her own art by purchasing wood embellishments at a craft store and framing them herself etc… One idea that I decided to borrow from her was buying ribbon and using it to dress up my shower curtain a little more. I didn’t want to purchase new shower curtain hooks because the ones that I have are working just fine. But they are a little plain. So last week I made a (rare) trip to a craft store and purchased some ribbon. In total, I spent $3.46 on the ribbon that I used for this project. I had a 20% off my entire purchase coupon (from the Sunday paper) and I still have ribbon left to use elsewhere.

Here is an “in progress” picture (I didn’t end up using this particular ribbon):

And a couple of “end result” pictures:

This project is super simple and inexpensive, and probably a no brainer for those of you born with a crafty gene. But for those like me who need a little help, I thought I would share. :-)

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