Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Curtailing the sun!

{Green walls. Blah, blah blah!}

Now that we've got that out of our systems, let's move on to my latest project, replacing the curtains in our living room.

As we're renters, we thought we were stuck with the vertical blinds that let the sun flood on in during the summer and the blistering chill during winter. Not to mention that half of the blinds were missing and those that were there were filthy dirty.

After months of 'umming and ahhhing' over whether we could get away with ripping them down, we finally decided over the Christmas break to go for it. I spent a good hour in Spotlight looking at all the different curtains on display. With our mint green walls (insert another blah!) and chocolate brown couch it was tough to pick a colour. We knew we wanted curtains heavy enough to block out the sun, but I was also worried that too thick/heavy would be too overpowering for our small space.

In the end I chose a taupe pair of pencil pleated curtains. Once home, my trusty Handyman LB helped in pulling down the old curtains and rail and helping set up the new brackets and pulling the pleats into place.

We had absolutely no idea how to use the curtain hooks and no amount of Googling or Wiki-how-to could solve our woes, but alas - they're up. I'm sure my Mama Bear would have done a better job - but they sure beat their predecessors! What do you think?




Now shhhh, don't tell the real estate agent - at least until we do!


Ali said...

what a difference the curtains make beth! gorgeous!!

Post a Comment