Many years ago in the faraway land of Edmondton, I bought a beaded flower curtain in a vintage store. I only bought one because I thought Chris wouldn’t like it. I really thought he wouldn’t like them …’cuz flowers. However, when we got home and I unpacked it, he liked it! WTH! I could’ve bought two or more!
We tried to buy more of the flower curtains, but it was a vintage dead-stock item and the store didn’t have anymore. The single flower curtain languished by itself over one of the doors in the tiki room until Chris figured out a way to recreate them. Then it took a couple more years until we actually went looking for beads and faux orchid flowers. When we had all of the materials, I sat down in front of the TV and assembled string after string. It was also Chris’s idea to route a piece of wood and string the curtain through holes in the back.
I routed the wood and did a shou sugi ban burn (decorative Japanese wood-burning) finish to the pieces. Then handed them off to Chris to drill the holes to hang the strings and add a wood stain.
The finished curtains look and feel heavy, lush, and decadent. I can almost smell them!