Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Toile Blind

I wanted to put a blind in the new bathroom just to soften it a bit.  I had decided on toile de jouy and black was the obvious colour to choose.  I found that Annie Sloan did one and a YouTube video showed her making a blind with a co-ordinating fabric.  Since I live a long way from anyone who stocks her fabrics I decided to pay Blendworth Fabrics a visit as I have often found beautiful fabrics there at such reasonable prices.  Well I found exactly what I wanted and here is the finished result.

It didn't take long to make at all and I am so pleased with it.  The toile was £11 a metre and the 'gingham' was £6.50 a metre and they are really good quality too (suffice to say that the Annie Sloan material was a lot more expensive but then you are paying for her name).

We have a new member of the family since Sunday - a gorgeous new puppy but I shall show you photos of him on my next post.


  1. Perfect! Really lovely - well done!

  2. It looks wonderful.....and I love your light! Heidi

  3. Oh Ruth it looks wonderful! I lve toile and gingham together and the tied bows are so pretty x

  4. That looks amazing - I love the toile