Monday, April 22, 2013

How Much Does It Cost To Dry Clean A Shower Curtain?

I know what you're thinking--"Are you CRAZY?!?  You bought a dry clean only shower curtain?!?!"

It's actually worse than that.


One time, I was shopping for fabric online (I love have great prices and I can always find a % off coupon at  I accidentally fell in love with some (someone please tell me that happens to you) that would be PERFECT, times a million, for my bathroom, which was sadly SADLY in need of a shower curtain.  We'd been using a plain old beige liner since we moved in, folks. Which was, um, three and a half years ago.  I just hadn't found the perfect one...(until now).

So, I found this fabric, it was perfect, and I bought it.  And then I read more about it--wrong way around, I know.  "Dry clean only?!?  Seriously?!?"

What's a girl to do?  The fabric was perfect, after all.  So I made that shower curtain. (I followed Ashley's tutorial over at Make It and Love It--I can't say enough about how much I love her blog!)  I got a little extra fabric so I could match the pattern--since my roses were so huge, I knew it would look funny if I didn't.

Once I got the patterns matched, the rest was easy peasy lemon squeezy--you should try it!  I threw it up on my shower with a clear plastic liner (the old beige one made the colors look funny because there's a window behind it) and have not stopped grinning about it since.  I might even shriek and hop around a little sometimes.  Thankfully, my family is fond of my psychotic episodes quirks...

See what I mean?  Isn't the pattern GORGEOUS?!?  Doesn't it make you squeal and dance around too?  (It doesn't?  Huh...oh well.)

So, what's the point?  I'm going to wait until I HAVE TO wash this.  I will hand wash it with Woolite and air dry it.  I will probably have to iron it too (gasp!).  And it may be ruined after that!  I sure hope not...but alas, I don't know yet.

But it is worth it!  The happiness I have felt from having this curtain that I made myself and I love love love love, is worth the risk.  And I'm optimistic enough to hope I can keep it forever.  Sometimes you just have to follow your heart.

I'd love to hear what you think in the comments--even if you think I'm CrAaAzy!


  1. I think that it is beautiful! :)

  2. Hypothetically speaking, people would actually WASH their shower curtains -ahem- more frequently than I do. In that case, you WOULD be crazy. But... then again, maybe not. Just buy a nifty liner. All A Dollar!
    PS. You rock. And it IS an awesome shower curtain.

    1. Christy, I really thought I responded to your comment. (Slacker!!) I almost never wash mine either...and remember how I used JUST a liner ever since I moved here 4 years ago? Sigh. I'm just a leeeetle slow. :D

  3. LOVE IT! Especially the colors!

  4. It didn't cost very much at all when I had mine dry cleaned at Alta Loma dry cleaning by

    That being said it seems like a shower curtain being dry clean only is kind of ironic, isn't it? Ha.



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