The Nester has inspired me to blog about my curtains. Imagine that! 🙂
A few months ago, I shared with you guys about new curtains from Hobby Lobby and Ikea. At the time, they were new and I loved them. After I had lived with them a while, I didn’t love them so much. They have been well worth their $40 and I liked the way they looked but didn’t love the feel they brought to the room. They wouldn’t stay open all the way and they were a pain to open and close, so most of the time they stayed closed. And unnecessarily so, because our front yard looks like this:
(I know. Hate me.)
My point is that we don’t really have to worry about any privacy issue because who’ll see us cooking dinner or sitting on the couch watching TV? The cows across the way? And wouldn’t I much rather look at this through the window than some closed curtains?
Well, a few weeks ago, we encountered a wasp/yellow jacket situation and took down the curtains to see if we could find where the little guys were coming in the house.
That natural light! I fell in love with this naked window!
*Cue sigh of relief of finally enjoying this natural light already*
Well, with no flying insect activity for several weeks, I VERY RELUCTANTLY began to hang the curtains back up. (I didn’t want them taking up space in my house if they weren’t being used.) We hung up the sheer Ikea curtains first.
Then Cody and I were talking about how great those sheer curtains would be if they were just grazing the floor instead of being all bunched up at the bottom.
And then I said that it wasn’t worth dragging out the sewing machine to hem them (except it totally would have been worth it) plus they were already hanging and I wasn’t going to take them BACK down again and we would just have to live with it. Too bad.
And then we both had a stroke of brilliance at the same time! Scissors! The sheer curtains were $5 for the pair and if we loved them a million times more for not being all bunched up at the bottom, we would whack them off in love! So long, unneeded 4 inches of curtain that I didn’t love!
SO MUCH BETTER.
So then we decided that the chevron curtains would go back up, too, only we would hang them so they they wouldn’t close. So in other words, they are hidden tabbed curtains and all the little tabs on the back (except for a couple) would go on the outside of the brackets.
They hang beautifully and straight and not in the way of our feet and I love them. These curtains are beautiful to me again, and what did it cost me? Nothing but whacking off the bottom of a pair of $5 Ikea sheers with some scissors. Seriously. That’s all it took for me to love my curtains again.
Is it perfect? Nope. Is it beautiful? Absolutely! #idhtbptbb