Remember the cupboards that we scored at the Restore last year?
I just love how practical they are. But, I’m also slightly embarrassed to admit that we’ve been using them for almost a year without any doors or drawer fronts on them! (Except the one that came with drawer fronts… Hallelujah!)
Every time I stop in at the Restore, I check their supply of drawer fronts and doors. I know that eventually the right size will come in. The cost savings is worth the patience to wait…
But, as we wait for the perfect doors, I thought it was time to do something with this space. Open cupboards in this situation isn’t my preference!
The drawers on the top presented my biggest challenge. Having to slide over a curtain to open the drawer was not going to work for us. So, here is my unorthodox solution…
…a curtain AND a pull!
I sewed a normal curtain with a header – out of painter’s drop cloth. The bottom was hemmed, but I just ripped the edges and left them raw. I like that look and it makes it less bulky on the rod.
I measured the center point and cut a little hole in it and tried to insert a grommet. (I discovered that I only have half of the grommet apparatus, so I have to get a few more supplies when I go to town… Let’s just pretend that I actually have a completed grommet in it, O.K.? Thanks…)
My husband attached a scrap board on the drawer front. We attached the curtain to it, and then the antique drawer pull.
I just love how the old piece of history nestles into the fabric…
And voila! No more pans to see!
Linking to: Show & Tell Friday