Last spring we spruced up our kitchen with a splash of navy blue paint, some copper accessories and a lush tropical feature wall. The kitchen was already in a really decent state when we bought our house, with a lovely range cooker and wooden cupboards. It had a neutral, Laura Ashley/country vibe, which whilst very lovely was really not me!
I loved the subway tiles, the cooker and was happy with the cupboards, and so we just decided to add some boldness to bring it up to our liking through a theme of navy and pink! The new blue/pink and tropical vibe makes me so happy when cooking and hanging out in the kitchen, and whilst I would like some artwork or prints up over the cooker, the kitchen (when tidy) is a room I love.
A few months ago I decided to upcycle the existing blind (that was obviously made to measure) as I felt it would enhance the style whilst saving us money on something that was needed on our big kitchen window. I really like how it has turned out and how it has added a little something extra and fun to the look and style of our kitchen and so thought I would share it with you. It cost my only about £8 and was very simple to do.
I bought a Dylon Navy blue machine dye and a couple metres of pink pom pom trim from a local haberdashery store.
I began by taking the blind down (the hardest part!), removing the dowel poles and then placed it in the washing machine with the dye as per instructions.
Once the cycle had finished, I took it out, dried and ironed it and then simply straight stitched the trim along the bottom. It took maybe 10 minutes to sew and then a further 10 to sew in the dowel again before re-attaching it. In one afternoon we went from boring green and cream kitchen blind to a cool navy one with pink pom poms.
It is the blind of dreams – if you like pom poms!
I am really pleased with how easy it was, how cheap it was and how much it enhances our home style. It is so lovely and joyful to look at and reminds me how easy it is to beautify our home on a budget – A lovely bargainous addition to our kitchen!