Sep 8, 2012
Apartment Update: Custom Shower Curtain
I was inspired my my friend Shawna's awesome shower curtain to make one of my own for the claw foot tub in our apartment, rather than suffering through a bunch of shower curtains hung haphazardly around the shower. So I headed to the fabric store, and ended up settling on this yellow striped outdoor fabric, and some brushed metal grommets.
In order to figure out how much fabric I needed, I measured the length from the top of the tub to the shower rod, as well as assuming that I needed the coverage of two regular shower curtains, which usually measure 70 inches by 70 inches. So, I ended up getting 6 yards of fabric that had a width of 54 inches.
I think it turned out pretty well, and my downstairs neighbour didn't even come upstairs to yell at me after I spent an hour banging the grommets into the fabric with a grommet tool and a hammer. I count this a great success, don't you?
I think I also solved one of the problems we were having with the tub as a shower, namely this weird hanging down piece of wood that the shower caddy is screwed onto, and the awkwardness of having a shower curtain close properly around it. I ended up making the shower curtain in two pieces--a smaller piece to deal with this section of the shower, and a double wide piece for the rest of the shower. I'm looking forward to a lot more showers and a lot less water sprayed everywhere!