I actually hemmed and put up curtains!
The bathrooms, spare rooms and toilet in our house have white venetians on the windows but for some reason this spare bedroom lets in too much sunlight which leads to the person sleeping in this room being wide awake at 5am so I had to come up with an idea of blocking the light (apart from hanging a sheet on the window). I didn’t want to take down the venetians but I am not usually a fan of drapes hanging over them but I had no choice.
I will admit, I have a Spotlight VIP card. I am not a sewer, I haven’t touched a sewing machine since Home Ec. in year 9. I am the type of person who will get someone else to do it for me or I will buy pre-made. You are probably wondering why I actually have a Spotlight card in the first place? Well, I am a quite a crafty person 🙂 I just don’t sew. Since renovating the deck, I have noticed that our outdoor chairs need recovering so I visited Spotlight knowing they would have what I needed. As I was walking around the haberdashery section looking for fabric for outdoor chairs I noticed they had fabric pre-made with eyelets for curtains. WOW, I never knew that. Later I found out that I was a bit behind times here as a friend pointed out that they have been selling curtain material like that by the metre for a while now 😛 I picked the best day for buying the material as they were doing a special, buy what’s left on the roll and get 30% off. Perfect! I found 2 metres left on a roll so if I stuffed up then I wouldn’t feel so guilty.
With the purchase of fabric for the chairs and my 2 metres of luscious chocolate striped fabric for the window I made my way to Freedom for a curtain rod. Curtain rods have increased in price dramatically since I last put drapes on a window (nearly 12 years). I picked a white one and took all my purchases home to test my abilities.
I screwed the rod to the wall. I am actually quite good with a drill 🙂 must be the time in my life where I feel like a man and can say “I did that” in a gruff voice!!! Back to being a lady…I hung the curtains and realised there was going to be a lot of material left to cut off. I could just leave it there and bunch it up??? Reminded me of back in the late 80’s, early 90’s when I wore balloon skirts. Not a good look then and not a good look for my spare bedroom. So the ironing board came out and for one hour I measured, ironed, hemmed, ironed and I finally completed one side. The perspiration was dripping off me but I finished what I started. I just needed to buy another 2 metres and do it all again!
The drapes, in my opinion, have made the room feel very warm and inviting. Even husband likes it but says it is starting to get very “girly” in there.