Bathroom Vacation

Submitted by Danny July 24th, 2010
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This is a shower curtain I made using vintage postcards, archival sleeves, eyelets, and links. All of the postcards are of tropical vacations. The postmarks range from 1930’s-70’s. I found the bulk of the cards at the local flea market and a few were addressed to houses within a few blocks of mine in the ’30’s.

12 Responses to “Bathroom Vacation”

  1. Allee Willis

    Absolutely beautiful and so well made! I’m completely impressed with your choice of postcards too. Really well-rounded selection and it doesn’t rely on the ones that have been reproduced that we’ve all seen a trillion times already.

    Did you make the curtain itself? Did you make separate long strips of plastic and then hook them together at the sides? Very ambitious and totally neat. It also looks like it’s sealed really tight as none of the postcards are warping. I also like how you mix vertical and horizontal.

    Do you still collect postcards or did you collect specifically for the curtain?

    Well done!!

  2. Carrie

    Wow! That is one very cool shower curtain! I would love one of these in my bathroom!

    How time-consuming was it to make? I assume you had to add all of those eyelets by hand, one by one. It would be such a blast to collect all of the postcards to make this!

    • Danny McCranie

      It was rather time consuming, but I have a lot of patience and I enjoyed every minute. It took a few weeks working off and on.


  3. Danny McCranie

    Thanks, I’m so glad you like it!

    Yes, I made the actual curtain using 5×7 archival sleeves and eyelets, then linked them together. The sleeves are not sealed and the cards are easily removed. It’s not waterproof, but this is a guest bathroom and the shower is seldom used. I just move the curtain to another room if I have overnight guests and they need this shower. I try to recommend baths!

    Yes, I still collect postcards. I just thought this would be a great way to display them. I made this about six years ago and it’s held up very well. Visitors absolutely love it, they say they could just sit in the bathroom and look at it all day.

  4. Allee Willis

    I too have a guest bathroom chock full of things for

    visitors there to see. Of course, I don’t want them staying in the bathroom too long…

    Would love to see more of your postcard collection. Do you collect anything else?

  5. MyFunCloset

    Well done! Wonderful display & not just for the guest bath. A great wall piece. I like the versatile size options too depending on the space.

    • Danny McCranie

      I thought the same thing, this would be a good idea for any room. It doesn’t have to be postcards either, lots of possibilities.