But in all the fun that's gone on the last few days I was a little distracted from sharing my project from Wednesday.
The Tale of the Closet Curtains:
When we moved into our house the bedroom closets did not have doors. "Not a big deal," the previous homeowners said, "the doors are in the garage, we took them off because we prefer them that way."
Lo and behold, the doors were in the garage as promised. I knew they were of the junky bi-fold variety, but that would be better than having an open closet. Josh got to looking at them and the tracks and door hardware was pretty messed up. More work than was worth for those doors.
That got me to thinking.
Then I said the phrase that Josh has probably come to dread: "Honey, do you think it would be possible if. . ." Then I'm off in my house dream land, where all projects are easy and everything turns out great.
I want real doors. Essentially french doors for the closets.
My darling husband told me for that to work we would need to reframe the closets because the bi-fold doors were hung significantly lower than most doors. Which left awkwardly large cabinets above the closet. It's an inefficient use of space.
Long story short, Hubby says, yes, it's possible but not now. Probably soon.
Bummer. Two ambiguous words in the same phrase. Probably and soon. Translates: anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.
In the meantime, I'm sick of looking at my closet clutter.
Enter: Closet Curtains.
I don't have a before shot. Just imagine this without the curtains hanging on the side:
|"Before" shots are always embarrassing.|
1. Cut the bottom of the sheet to the length you need the curtains to be.
2. Hem the edge you just cut. While you hem, impersonate Tim Gunn by muttering such phrases as, "Make it work!"
3. Cut a slit in the top part where there's already a hem
4. Slide them onto a curtain rod.
Is it as nice as my idealistic french doors? No, but we focus on taking small steps in the right direction here. I like to celebrate the small victories.
Hmmm, looking at this picture, I realize how bad I did at ironing them. Oops.
Big thanks to Daneen and her Mighty Mender!
I'm thinking that I might add a pattern on the sheets with fabric paint at some point for some pizzazz. I'm thinking a chevron pattern. Like this:
|Chevron curtains from hgtv.com|