Monday, September 6, 2010

don't laugh...

I've been obsessing over this shower curtain from Target for quite some time:
I love it, and can't get it out of my mind. Unfortunately for me, however, I live in a land without Target--I know, sometimes I just don't know how I survive either. So while it's perfect for me (ahem, for us, because Sam's decorating opinions matter too, and luckily for him he likes this one), and it's really a reasonable price, I have had a hard time sealing the deal and ordering it because when I add on shipping to my parents, and then calculate how much it will then cost my mom to ship it over the pond to me, it's kind of a lot of effort to go through for a shower curtain (although I don't think twice when putting in a request for hot tamales). Anyway. I had a weekend to myself at home recently and the idea came to me that I could make my own tree shower curtain--yes, yes I could... So I did...

**This is the part where you're not supposed to laugh**

Before I say anything else, let me just say that I realize this looks like something a kindergardener would produce in art class. I simply used a brown permanent marker (which was trying to die) to draw a tree onto our £1 gross "fabric" shower curtain. It's obviously not a fantastic outcome, and I'm still pretty desperate to have the real thing, but it gave me the idea that it would be really cool to draw all kinds of things on £1 "fabric" shower curtains. Like stripes, or words even, or cool geometric designs--the sky's the limit really. And this one will have to do until Christmas when I get the real tree shower curtain of my dreams as a gift:) Just kidding. But seriously.


  1. i hope i draw your name for christmas b/c i know what to get you!!! :)

  2. this looks pretty good! mine would have clouds for leaves! ha! i agree with ashely, you might get more than 1 curtain!

  3. haha! Laura! I suppose if I get more than 1 I'll have to move to a house with 2 bathrooms:)

  4. I know I'm biased but I think its pretty good. Better than I could do! Looks like one way or another you will get one :) Hey, I like the new blog background and starfish picture too. MOM

  5. LOVE this! Come decocrate my apartment for me!

  6. Hi Bethany - I came across your blog because I am looking for a brown shower curtain with a tree much like the one you say you're obsessed with, except in reverse colors. I read how it would be expensive to ship and all that but I really don't think it would be that bad. I live in San Diego, CA and I've shipped over the pond before. Plus, check it out... I found the curtain for only $16 (including shipping in the US) at QVC!

    Looking up international priority post, It would be approx $14 to ship, so total you're look at $30. If you want help getting this curtain to England, let me know. :) I'd be happy to perform a random act of kindness! My email is trayce at dragonflyinc dot net. Let me know!