I’m back to share what I did with the rest of that gold ribbon I used for my Christmas wreath. Actually, this isn’t what I did with “the rest” so much as what I did with 6 more feet of it. 🙂
Behold: Our Entryway. Neutral, white trimmed, and NOT very private due to those 2 floor to ceiling windows at the other end.
Enter: 2 spring-loaded curtain rods, a pair of needle-nose pliers, 2 white curtains from Ikea, 2 staples, and 6 feet of gold ribbon.
I wanted to solve our privacy issue, no matter how temporary the solution. From the depths of my craft closet, I pulled 2 Ikea curtains and 2 tension curtain rods. The only issue was one of the curtain rods was too long.
I bet you can see where I’m going with this… I used my pliers to break off a piece of the curtain rod and bend the rod back into shape.
Then I just slipped the rubber end cap back on, ironed my curtains, and hung those babies up!
Here’s our newly private entryway.
I was pretty happy with the 15 minute result, but I decided I liked having the light and view during the day, so I devised a curtain tie-back. This is where the gold ribbon comes in.
I put a staple in our window frame at about waist level. I cut a 3 foot long piece of ribbon, folded it in half, and wired the midpoint to the staple using a bit of wire from the ribbon.
Here’s a closer look.
After that, all I had to do was gather the curtain and tie a bow around it to hold it in place.
I repeated for the other window, and here is the finished result.
There’s just something about tied-back curtains that makes a place feel “homey.” Don’t you think?
Here’s what I came home to at lunch today. Having 2 pets anxiously awaiting your return will make your house feel homey, too. 🙂
I actually untied those bows to close the curtains tonight, but I’ve decided the next time I tie the bows, I’m going to cut the loop of ribbon off behind the bow and add velcro so I’m not tying and re-tying bows every day.
Haha.. For as FREE as this update was, why didn’t I do it 3 years ago?! 🙂
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for visiting and a special thanks to my new Google Followers! Love you guys!