Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Works For Me Wednesday - Shower Curtains

I am a bargain shopper, even a cheapskate. I hate paying full price for anything, especially home furnishings. But I love to have pretty things. So I shop at garage sales and clearance racks and thrift stores.

Here are some of my favorite tricks for shower curtains.

First of all, I have almost never bought a new shower curtain. I have about 5 in my closet, all hand-me-downs or garage sale finds, and they are all gorgeous and match my master bath towels and wall color. I just switch those babies out when the mood strikes, and it's like getting a new shower curtain every few months.

Second. My friend and I were shopping at Ross a few months ago, and I found the most gorgeous twin flat sheet, but had no use for it. She suggested using it for a shower curtain, and WOWZA! It is fabulous in our hall bath. We just snipped the seams at the ends of the large top hem, so the sheet would slide on a second tension rod. The plastic curtain liner is still inside, on a lower tension rod. Did I mention that it's Gorgeous?

And Finally. I was shopping at Dollar General a few weeks ago and saw a Disney Princess plastic shower curtain for $3. What a fun $3 to spend on my girls, right? But we only have two baths, and who wants a Disney Princess shower curtain in a main bathroom? So here's what I did - I used that bad boy as the inside liner in my master bath. So from the outside of the bath, you see pretty Ralph Lauren or cute seersucker, but from the inside of the bathtub, it's Disney Princess Land!

So there are my tips for this week - be imaginative and inventive with your shower curtains, and you won't be stuck with one expensive look for the next three years. Works For Me!

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14 comments:

Totallyscrappy said...

I love the idea of a kid-friendly shower curtain on the inside!

Chrystal said...

Great tips!

Tina said...

Great ideas, but I don't understand how you hang the 2 shower curtains together - do you mind explaining or maybe a pic? Happy Wednesday!

April said...

Love this! I'm with you on not wanting the kiddie picture to show when you're trying to have a pretty bathroom!

And I love Ross - I've got Ross and TJ Maxx side by side in a strip mall here! And they are a great bargain!

Karen said...

Great idea...and I thought one shower curtain would suffice, silly me! I love the idea of changing it every few months -- kind of like a mini-facelift for the bathroom!

Ribbon Rock Star said...

These are great tips! Thanks for sharing.

Linda

Stephanie said...

Fabulous idea!!!

chickadee said...

love the idea of using a bedsheet.

ellen b said...

Ahh a girl after my own heart. I love to thrift and bargain shop. It's great to change things up for very little moola! Blessings...

thediaperdiaries said...

I really love that inside shower curtain thing. What a fantastic idea!!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Thanks for stopping by and reading my little love story - I'm glad you enjoyed it! And yes, only a few grains of rice will do the trick in the saltshaker. :)

Laura said...

lori, i was just reading your in law post on my blog! looks like we share similar in-laws! lol...and we live in the same city! :)

thanks for entering our contests!

Laane said...

Great ideas!

tegdirb92 said...

what a great idea!! we just found a great shower curtain at a yard sale this weekend. Awesome find! Love the liner idea.