Recycling Old Lace Curtains

When we moved into this house 11 years ago, the previous owners had left behind three lace panel curtains.  They were too pretty to get rid of but I really had no use for them and they have been hanging in a closet since 2001.  Yesterday, I finally decided to do something with the panels and made new curtains for my kitchen windows.  I needed bottom panels and valance for the window over my sink and three valances for the bay window area.

I was able to make use of the pretty bottom edging on the panels for the window over the sink ….

…and cut all the valances sideways to be able to use the pretty side edging for the bottoms.

I took down venetian blinds to make the kitchen brighter and more open.  Although I’ll be replacing the lace curtains with heavier ones in the fall, I don’t think the blinds are ever going back up.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

8 thoughts on “Recycling Old Lace Curtains”

  1. Your windows look lovely. I have always liked lace curtains; I don’t have them in this house but I did in my two previous houses. Love the way the sunlight filters through them.

  2. What a wonderful make do project. Your kitchen looks so pretty and summer breezes will be blowing through those windows.

    I opened a WP account so I could comment. I hate not being able to visit you anymore. I just hope I can remember all the passwords. I had to redo it three times as I keep forgetting…lol.

    Hugs from Holland ~

    1. So nice to hear from you, but I understood your not commenting because of all the hoops we have to jump through. I’m glad I’m able to see your blogs without any problems. Lillian

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