Thursday, July 12, 2007

Window Treatments

I am blogging super early today, because I woke up super early. I blog while my kid is asleep, because it is a quiet activity in hopes that he will stay asleep.
Today's post is my window treatments. I have 5 rooms in my house, each with one window, which means I have 5 windows. But only 4 needed me to make a treatment for them. This is what my bathroom window looks like. Fancy huh? That print on the white is 80's sea shells. Not my top pick for curtains, but you can't beat a $1 a yard. We have a frosted bathroom window, but I like to keep the bathroom window open, so I need the privacy that pratically see through material gives you at night with the window open.
This fancy window is my kitchen. I know it is hideous, but it looks worse in real life. (Darn it didn't work, the kid is up.) So the kitchen, it more about function than form. It is thick dark material that blocks out the sun. The window faces the west so it gets so hot and hot in the kitchen in the afternoon and evening. The ugly curtains, have actually made the house feel about 10 degrees cooler. Plus since we live in a rental apartment, I didn't want to put curtain rods up in all the rooms, and then get charged an arm an a leg, so i bought tension rods that, just sit in the window frame, but since the window has venetian blinds it had a big gap between the rod and top of the window hence the top fuffy stuff. This material was only $2 a yard, got to love the walmart clearance fabric.
This is one of my favorite window coverings. The chilean flag also on a tension rod, in my son's room. For all you who don't know, that is where my husband went on his mission.
And this is my bedroom. Not on a tension rod so I'll proably be charged. We are hoping the landlord doesn't care, that there is a curtain rod in the bedroom when we leave. My bedroom needed curtains because my husband does not want any of the neighbors to see his wife changing. He does not trust the privacy of venetian blinds. Maybe he has a point, I do have a tendancy to walk around in my skivvies. Funny story, I was watching a movie a few weeks ago at like 8 pm, in my skivvies because it was hot. When all of a sudden the doorbell rang. I freaked out, and ran out of the room, to get my husband to tell him to answer the door while I got dressed. Dang ward members trying to be friendly. Anyway, it was totally emabarrasing and they didn't even know it.
So now I am done showing up my curtains. Oh, this material was also $2 a yard. I realize this is probably a boring post, but all I can say is thats me.
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  1. Haha! I love the word skivvies! I'm going to have to start using that.

    I'm jealous you can sew. Maybe one day I'll learn...

  2. I don't think it's a boring post. Good for you for making those curtains!

  3. Awesome! I love the functional kitchen curtain. I like the shells for the bathroom and the flag is GREAT. Your curtain in your room is awesome! Yep I thought it was a very good post and interesting to me. $2 a yard at walmart really goes a long way with a sewing machine! good job!

  4. I found it very enlightening. I have never toured your curtains before, and touring them on your blog added to the fun of a first time tour for me.

  5. I like dropping in on you guys because I never know who will be in their skivvies!