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« on: December 28, 2012 07:38:29 PM »

We've lived in this house for almost 4 years, lived with Venetian blinds in various states of dysfunction.  Some tilt, but don't raise; others raise, but don't tilt.  All are dusty, loud, and hideous  They have received a stay of execution only because they provide the basest level of privacy. 

Until now.  I purchased fabric at JoAnn (with copious couponage) back in July, and DH gave me a year to complete all 6 targeted windows (3 in our bedroom, 3 in the living room).  He was being generous.  We laughed.  It's December, and I just finished the first one. 

Hey, I have twin babies.  Things take a while.  But on Christmas Eve, we mounted the first of what (I hope) will be many new window treatments.  Behold, the before, in all of its ugliness:

Behold, the after, a Roman shade, only slightly crooked.  When I asked DH if he thought it would be okay to "cheat" a bit and only use 24 rings instead of the recommended 48, he bade me look at what was currently covering the window.  Anything would be an improvement, and I hope you'll agree that this is a vast improvement. 

Hopefully just the beginning of many such improvements. 

Mama to baby twins.  Frantic crafter while they nap!

My blog: http://SLiPsofthetongue.wordpress.com

DH's humorous and often offensive blog: http://mymasonicapron.blogspot.com
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2012 07:49:25 PM »

Woohoo! Non-dysfunctional AND cute!

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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2012 08:52:12 PM »

Nice homey touch to your home!  The color goes nicely with the wall color...definitely an improvement!!

Can't wait to see the other windows soon...we will be watching and checking on you... Wink Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2013 05:17:55 AM »

Ahhh, wonderful upgrade!  Great job.
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2013 05:19:15 AM »

What a great improvement! I wouldn't have seen that it is crooked. Don't even mention it.
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013 06:36:22 AM »

Nice job!  I agree with aml, no one will notice that it's crooked unless it's pointed out.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013 08:17:54 AM »

Beautiful, I love the fabric you chose. 
I want to add that you seem to complete things faster than I do, and I only have 1 not quite baby inhibiting my progress. 

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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2013 09:15:27 PM »

Window shutters are something that make your windows become alive and they improve the indoor as well as the outdoor look of a house. Also they add a luxury to your living.
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