Curtains for Miz Lizzie

This job has taken forever to get started. And an eternity to finish.

Somehow something more ‘important’ always seemed to get in the way. Anyhow, it’s done. Miz Lizzie is now adorned with her new curtains, and I love how they’re looking.

To remind you, here’s a before shot, showing the bunchy dark blue (and incidentally grubby and slightly niffy) curtains she came with.

I do love the new fabric, and feel that she looks fresher and less gloomy with them in place. I’ve also greatly reduced the volume of the net curtains behind them. I could probably do without the nets entirely, if it weren’t for the fact that they do stop people snooping through the windows, which is almost irresistible when strolling around in caravan parks…

It’s going to be a while till I get round to recovering those 1980s pinkish seat cushions with blue and white ticking, especially the backrest parts, but the quilts and cushions do a decent job of hiding most of that.

She’s looking smarter now, ready for our summer holiday trip in February. We’re heading back north, for another gastronomic tour: Townsville, Ingham, Cairns, the Atherton Tableland, Port Douglas and Mossman. We’ll be visiting all sorts of places for a taste of the tropics and a chance to sample freshly grown and produced delights. More on that when the time comes.

Now, what shall I work on next…?

38 thoughts on “Curtains for Miz Lizzie

  1. tialys says:

    A lovely transformation – very fresh and bright.
    I’m sure you’ll come up with something to do next before too long 😉

    • katechiconi says:

      It would look a lot better without a load of junk dumped on the bunks and table… I’m going to have some of that fabric left over, not quite sure how much yet, but even the scraps are enough to make a cushion – or two.

  2. Kathy D says:

    What a difference! So bright and airy – it always amazes how sometimes the slightest change can make such a big impact.

  3. what a huge difference the new fabric makes! well-deserved pat on back to you 🙂

  4. Things are looking good in your little home-away-from-home!

  5. craftycreeky says:

    Looks great, love the fabric 🙂

  6. Wow, that’s a vast improvement.

  7. dayphoto says:

    Love the curtains! You are most talented. February you will be having a great time and we will be in the deep dark throes of winter. Good for you, though!

  8. kathyreeves says:

    I can now picture these with the new ticking, it is going to look amazing!!!

  9. claire93 says:

    very pretty curtains ^^

  10. anne54 says:

    They are perfect for Miz Lizzie, a reminder of all the beachside holidays she will go on with you and Mr. C. It is a very lovely fabric and lifts the interior.

  11. lucyannluna says:

    Looks fantastic, a great place to hang out

  12. I am tickled by the word “niffy.” I don’t have a definition, but the old curtains may have educated me sufficiently. I hope to insert this new vocabulary word into my life this week.

  13. I’d say ‘whiffy’ myself! Or just plain stanky, if I felt like being Southern 😆 Looking good, it’s amazing what a difference decent curtains can make!

    • katechiconi says:

      There are so many vivid ways to say ‘smelly’! I like mingin’, myself, but it’s a bit obscure. The curtains do help to brighten the place up, those dark jobbies were definitely a bit gloomy.

  14. magpiesue says:

    Oh yes, big improvement! Especially if the old curtains had an odor to them. Too bad you couldn’t just hire someone to recover those pink cushions for you!

    • katechiconi says:

      I probably could, but I’m too cheap to pay someone to do a sewing job I can do myself. The backrests will be more of a challenge, they’re fixed to the side walls so I need to work out how to get them off. After that, I suspect it’s a staple gun job.

  15. I do love the fresh look that beautiful fabric lends to the camper. You picked the fabric well. I’m envious of the next foodie trip you are going to take. I remember the last one and my mouth watered with every word you wrote. I always feel better when I do things myself too. Nothing like that accomplished feeling.

  16. rutigt says:

    Miz Lizzie…. The queen of caravans!!!!! Looking so good!!!!!

  17. I really like the fabric you have chosen for the new window coverings. It is really looking quite nice!

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