I saw this pretty shower curtain in the Ballards catalog Saturday night and thought how pretty it would be in hubby's bathroom. His bathroom is done in cremes and chocolate brown....he loves it. I started to order the shower curtain but just before I did, a light bulb went off in my head! The curtain in there now is a white quilted one like in Ballards, it just didn't have that strip added to the bottom. Why order the $46.00 shower curtain when I could just add a piece to the edge of my existing curtain for my own Ballards look-alike shower curtain! So Sunday afternoon I went off to Wally world to see if I could find anything. They did not have anything in the fabric department at all but on my way out I strolled through the home section. There I found the perfect chocolate brown color in a drapery panel and it was out of the same waffle weave material as my shower curtain. The price was not bad, $15.00, but when the clerk rang it up, it was only $11.88!
My sewing skills are a little rusty and it took me a couple of hours but I think it turned out just as good as the one from Ballards, and a whole lot cheaper. I'm a happy girl!
Here's the Ballards shower curtain
....and here's my copycat shower curtain
I see that I need to iron my shower curtain but I'm really pleased at how it turned out
It just goes to show that if you see something you'd like for your home, it's possible to re-create the look for far less....but I don't have to tell you ladies out there that.....all of you amaze me at how wonderfully talented you are!