I hemmed and hawed about what fabric to use (quilting cotton? vintage?) and finally settled on cutting into one of my prized vintage bedsheets, which turned out to be a good choice in more ways than one.
First, there was already a pocket at the top of the sheet, just right for putting in a curtain rod. And as luck would have it, it wasn't hemmed on the sides, so the pocket was already open (this is not true of all sheets, I know this because upon that discovery I immediately ran to check all my other bed linens). Second, the twin-sized sheet was the right width for the table, I didn't need to alter it at all. And third, the pink floral goes beautifully with a favorite yellow Denyse Schmidt geometric print, which I used to bind the bottom of the skirt (curtain? skirtain?). I did add an additional 5/8" seam along the pocket so there would be a little ruffle along the top, and then the 3/4" binding at the bottom. Put in the tension rod, and voila!
Ahhh...much more homey and cozy now. You can just see a glimpse of one of the bins behind the skirt. I did make it a tad on the long side because it's my dream/plan to get rid of the carpet at some point and I know it will seem like too much work to lengthen the skirt when the table sits a little higher off the floor.
Have you stitched up any little projects lately to brighten up your sewing space?