Monday, January 2, 2012

FABBY: Recycled Curtain Panels

 I'm really loving the tablecloth made from my dining room draperies. My wonderful husband gave me this Christmas, this English silver fowl cover, that I used as a centerpiece.
I hope you all had a wonderful New Year's celebration.

 Here are my draperies panels before, made out of a fine silk brocade. We were so lucky to find a material very similar to the chairs back then, for our formal dining set.  This round table is on the breakfast area, next to the formal dining area and I love it cause we use it when we have more than 10 guests and this way we're all together.
 And here is the After, turned into a tablecloth, that matches our chairs as some of you noticed in my New Year's table.
 I washed it before I had the tablecloth made and it washed beautifully in the washing machine, although, it did get very wrinkled, but hey, I lot less than the 100% linen ones I have and hate to iron!  You can see the tablecloth has pleaded panels all around it, as otherwise it wasn't going to have fabric to drape on the sides... and the pleads also added a bit of elegance to it.
Some of you who have been following me, last October we changed our dining and living room draperies to Hunter Douglas shades, to acquire a more clean, neat and a little modern look to our windows and I showed how I had table toppers made out of the living room yellow moire panels.  I saved the tablecloth that I had made from the dining room window for my New Year's Eve tablescape, specially because of the silvery look the fabric has.  Ok, here is the before window drapes and the now tablecloth.  The tablecloth looks so much like the dining chairs and that is not a coincidence, as we did tried to match them back then, when we bought the fabric.  This job coasted me $8 for the seamstress....can't go wrong!!

Again, only the very best for you all my dear blog friends for the New Year 2012 and may all your desires and dreams come true. Looking forward to enjoying your wonderful, stunning and talented posts!


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Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

pretty smart idea!

SmilingSally said...

Oh, how I'd LOVE to sit at this table! It's just gorgeous. I like the way you've made place cards out of ornaments. I love those blues!

Happy New Year & Happy Blue Monday, Fabby.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a great way to repurpose those panels. WIshing you much joy for 2012.

Leslie's Garden said...

What a great idea! I'll be keeping my eyes open for pretty drapes to use as a tablecloth from now on! Happy New Year!

NanaDiana said...

It looks great! I love it when you can repurpose materials for other than their intended use. This makes a perfect tablecloth. I love the silver fowl piece that your hubby gave you- what a thoughtful gift.

Hope your week is wonderful- xo Diana

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

So beautiful Fabby! I love how you used the panels!

Happy New Year!

Sharing with Sherri said...

We think alike girlfriend! It's always exciting to think of new ways to reuse things in a different way! It's like getting something new for free! Your table looks lovely too!

Wishing you the best for 2012!

Ann said...

Adore the blue dishes, your table looked very special for Christmas. Perfect idea for a curtain transformation.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How beautifully you refashioned the drapes. It makes such an elegant table cloth. Beautiful table.

Jocelyn @

Nancy said...

Everything about your table is so beautiful. I do love the fabric you reused. The dishes are so pretty. You truly have the decorator's touch.

Happy, Happy New year to you and yours.

Richard Cottrell said...

I love that silver dome, I have always had an eye for them, owned a lot, but always sold them. Yours is beautiful. I hope the New Year is being good to you. Cold and windy here. All I want to do is play with my New Toy. JOY! Richard from My Old Historic House.

Brandi said...

Your table settings are beautiful Fabby! I bet your guest feel like royalty at your table!

On Crooked Creek said...

As I searched through your blog, I was enjoying your New Year's Eve post and nearly dropped my teeth when I read the tablecloth is re~cycled from draperies! The tablecloth is what really held my attention throughout the tablescape! Gorgeous...and thrifty!!! Amazing tablescape!

Pegasuslegend said...

Just a breathtaking setting, you are so talented Happy New Year!

Cindy said...

Your silk draperies made a beautiful tablecloth for your dining room table, the little pleats add to the elegance. Isn't it nice when you can use something in more ways than one.
Hugs, Cindy

High Heeled Life said...

Happy New Year! Your table setting is gorgeous!! I love that you re-purposed the drapes... and what a wonderful tablecloth the fabric now serves.

I am swooning over your fowl cover, what a lucky lady you were this Christmas... Blessings, xo HHL

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a gorgeous table, Fabby! Love the silver fowl cover your hubby gifted you with. Your panels make a stunning tablecloth. Happy New Year, my friend.


Rita May said...

Great Idea! Curtain panels are so versatile one you get them off the windows! LOL! I've got to try one as a tablecloth.
Have a wonderful New Year!

Zaa said...

Happy New Year to you ...Fabulous idea that looks absolutely gorgeous... Wonderful creativity... BRAVO...Thanks for sharing your decorating talents... Hugs

The Tablescaper said...

Such a glorious table.

Happy New Year.

- The Tablescaper

Aledia said...

Oh! I think your curtains turned tablecloth is just FABULOUS!!

Blessings to you Fabby!


Maria Elena said...

What a smart idea and such a gorgeous table! I also love to repurpose materials. Your new tablecloth looks beautiful!

Snap said...

Fabby've done it again! Love your recycled drapery! Beautiful table! I love blue and white.Happy Tea Day and Happy New Year!

ImSoVintage said...

What a great idea, Fabby. Your table looks absolutely beautiful.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Well that is so clever and the drapes look fabulous as a tablecloth. I love your diningroom, it is such a beautiful room and your new Silver piece is stunning. What a lovely Christmas gift. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Fabby,
Another gorgeous table setting with the beautiful recycled panels!
You're an artist tablescaper!!!

Anonymous said...

When I first saw this tablescape I thought what a beautiful table-
cloth!! Reading further on I was so shocked to learn the fabric was from
recent drapes of yours!! What a great idea!! And, yes, they do go so well with your present dining chairs. You'd think you bought both the fabric on the chairs and tablecloth together to blend with each other!! It is also an economial idea, because there is so much fabric in drapes...and usually
they are just put away.
I like the way they compliment the china and stemware and accessories,
and have a bit of sparkle or bling in them, making them so festive! You
have a good eye for things, Fabby. Everything is always so gorgeous!!
Have a happy week...Francy

xinex said...

Wow! I wish I had your seamstress closeby, Fabby. She does not charge much, lol. I love seeing your table again. It's just gorgeous and the tablecloths are very pretty. Pretty neat idea you came up with transforming the drapes into them. Rochelle is scheduled for her C section on 1/10.Please continue praying for a safe delivery. Thanks.Christine

Dolores said...

Gorgeous table....and the table cloth is perfect. You're so smart to have used this beautiful material again.

Leah H. said...

Beautiful settings..

Visiting fro BM! Here's my share- hope you can visit too:)

Summer said...

Fabby, I just love the idea that you recycled the drapes into a tablecloth. How fabulous. And, the silver dome your husband bought for you is 2die4!!!
All the best to you in 2012.

CAS said...

They look beautiful and very elegant! Great way to recycle, Fabby!

Ivy and Elephants said...

This was such a fabulous idea that we just had to feature it on our blog. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Don't forget to grab your feature button.


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So gorgeous Fabby and that silver dome... LOVE!! Thanks for linking up at FNF! :)

Chubby N Chieque said...

Hello dear FAbby,

Thanks for coming by at D´Box.

As always, I am happy everytime you came to Sweden. Wish we could travel back & forth giving a cool gesture for our world.

Hope you have a great w/end.


Annesphamily said...

Oh that is so clever!

Norma2 said...

Fabby cuando tengas tiempo explicame qué es esto de Sábados rosa. No sé ingles , no vi el traductor y mi google traduce cuando quiere. Deduje que cada fin de semana se presentan varios blogs preferentemente con una entrada de objetos de color rosa y esto determina que los participantes puedan visitarse mutuamente. ¿Es así?
Mis cariños desde Mar del Plata Argentina

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Beautiful! I love the way you added the little round table for additional seating! Almost all of my table cloths are old curtains -- LOL! I love the 50's floral prints, etc. paired with a solid piece over or underneath!

Leah H. said...

Lovely! Beautiful blues:)

Visiting for Blue Monday! Here's my share- hope you can stop by:)

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