July 22, 2008

I'm A Copycat!

Wow! I feel like I'm on a blogging marathon lately! Guess I'm on a roll so ya'll please bear with me!

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

Up close....the brown trim is done in a twill ...


....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's hard to get a full shot of the bathroom but I think you get the idea.


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!


38 comments:

Gretchen said...

Your shower curtain is much nicer than the one in Ballard's. I love the checks.

Gretchen

duchess said...

That turned out great.
I like the two fabrics matching (like yours) better than the one from Ballard's.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Judy,
Your curtain looks great! Just as pretty if not more so than Ballard's! Don't be surprised if some of your blogging buddies copy you! Then you won't be the only copy cat around.
Have a great day,
Diane

Kara said...

love love loves it!

Steph said...

That looks fantastic! I actually like yours better... I don't really care for the twill on the Ballard one!

Nancy said...

Judy, I really like the one you made better then the ballards!! Way to go girl. It looks great!!
Nancy

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Judy, it looks great! Your sewing looks wonderful, girlfriend. I love copycatting these kinds of things & you did it perfectly.

Rhoda

Frantic Home Cook said...

Those are lovely! We're redoing our bath now and I'm thinking that may just be the thing.

Joanne Kennedy said...

To be honest I think yours is even better then the one from Ballard's. Maybe you should start a shower curtain business.

Way to go to save some money.

Hugs,
Joanne

Nonna said...

Your shower curtain is prettier than the one Ballard's has anyway! Way to go! I bet hubby loves it!

niartist said...

What a great idea! I love it when things come together better than the inspiration. (And in my opinion, the curtain you made looks better than the ballard option!) Great work, and how clever using a curtain. I have to keep that in my book of tricks. Wonderful blog too ... sorry I've missed it.

chelle's winks said...

I actually like yours much better...

Girl, I had so much fun snooping around your blog...I'm from SC and we love to bargain hunt, auction, flea market and yard sale..your blog pictures were so much fun...

Thanks for the Southern Hospitality!

southernpreppy said...

I enjoy all of your posts so much. Keep up the creativity~

Joy said...

Love the shower curtain and your bathroom too!

PAT said...

Had fun catching up with you today, Judy. I love the new linen slipcovers and this shower curtain update is perfection!

Pat

Susie Harris said...

What a great job... I would have thought it came from ballards... I love that look but I too find it hard to spend.... great job! Susie h~

Karen Brookshire-Jackson said...

Love your blog-found it through duchess, through darby, through robin. Would you please email me and tell me where "angel's is. I will be moving a daughter to Auburn in August-would love to visit that place. Thank you! dbj48@aol.com

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Judy,
thank you for visiting my blog the other day. I love how your shower curtain turned out, the whole bathroom looks really pretty.
Have a wonderful day,
Tam

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Your curtain turned out great!
~Rhonda :)

Angie said...

The shower curtain and the whole bathroom looks wonderful!!! I discovered your blog today and you have now become my #1 favorite because you have the kind of look I love! I have had the best time today looking at your past posts and admiring all the pictures of your house. You are so good at layering your accessories into pretty vignettes. I am inspired to rework some things in my house. Check out my new blog!

Kimba said...

I have been eyeing that same shower curtain but just can't bring myself to spend the $46! I'll bet I could find a waffle-weave shower curtain for much less money and copy-cat your copy-cat.

Love it! I'd like to link to this post on Saturday if that's OK with you.

Kimba said...

I have been eyeing that same shower curtain but just can't bring myself to spend the $46! I'll bet I could find a waffle-weave shower curtain for much less money and copy-cat your copy-cat.

Love it! I'd like to link to this post on Saturday if that's OK with you.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Very clever! Now I'll have to see if I can duplicate this somehow as I have a shower curtain that has been doing a shrinking act.

Meredith said...

Smart, smart, smart!

I love having a longer shower curtain because you can hang the rod higher, making the whole room look tall.

Now that I know how to cheat and make a storebought version look custom made...

Mrs. Jones said...

Great idea! I've been trying to figure out how to raise the height of my shower curtain and that never occurred to me! Thanks.

~Heather

Nikki said...

This turned out fabulous!

Cottage said...

Fabulous AND Frugal! My favorite combination! The bathroom turned out beautifully.
Melissa

The Berry's Patch said...

Hi there! I came over from A soft place to land. I just love your bathroom. What a great idea for the shower curtain. Nice to meet you.

Brandee :-)

At Home Redesigns said...

Oooh...that looks nice. And I love the table and lamp in the bathroom, too...makes it so much more cozy than your typical bathroom. Nice job.

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

Cute, cute, cute. The bathroom is cute too.

kristi_temple said...

Imitation is the highest form of flattery. You did a wonderful job.

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

Now that is beautiful, and I agree, it looks better than the shower curtain from Ballard's.
You go girl! Can't wait to see you kitchen completed!

Connie said...

Well aren't you just the best copy cat ever. I also did a shower curtain with brown and white herringbone at the bottom and top. It so bets paying for enough fabric to do a totally custom curtain.~Connie

jeanne winters said...

I love it! Great fit for the room!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I saw this post when I was lurking when you first posted it. Great job!

~ Sarah

Bonita said...

I like yours better! Super job!

Martha said...

Yours is WAY cuter than the Ballards curtain.

Way to go!

Martha

FrouFrouBritches said...

Love, love, love it! I couldn't agree more with just making or embellishing what you already have. I just did the same thing in my kids' bathroom! Why spend a small fortune when you don't have to, right? Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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