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Topic: It's Curtains For You, Guest Room! Well, Shades Anyway.  (Read 1679 times)
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« on: April 21, 2013 02:28:46 PM »

I finally made shades for the guest room windows!  I bought the fabric at Ikea before we moved and had gotten the blackout liner for free from a hotel's remodel where I worked (on the bathtub refinishing crew of two). 


This door with a half-light goes to a second floor balcony that faces SE, so it gets sun first thing in the morning and all day.


This window is partly over the bed and faces NE so gets the sun first thing in the morning, too.


Using this method to open the shades kept me from having to have more  hardware and cording on the door where it would be noisy and probably cumbersome. 

This is some wild fabric for an adult space, but we decided to embrace the ridiculous in the guest room.  Now that lampshade I recovered has some company. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=422208.0#axzz2R8SCk9ad

A few more details and photos are on my blog: http://suddenlytaxidermy.blogspot.com/2013/04/its-curtains-for-you-guest-room.html
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013 07:55:37 PM »

I love the idea of using overall hardware to keep the curtains raised!  Great curtains!
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013 08:36:34 PM »

I love the idea of using overall hardware to keep the curtains raised!  Great curtains!

Thanks!  I'm glad I went that route.
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2013 12:53:47 AM »

I love it! I made cushions out of that fabric and they are such a cheer-up! Your guests will instantly be happy seeing the curtains in the morning. Good job!
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2013 10:27:37 AM »

Cute! Now come over and make me some curtains.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013 10:52:35 AM »

Cute! Now come over and make me some curtains.  Cheesy

Thanks, chica!  You can totally do curtains... it's just rectangles.  Bah! 
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2013 11:23:08 AM »

What an awesome use of overall hardware!  Beautiful work too!
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I never would have thought to fasten them like that! excellent idea!  And I love the awesome fabric.  Lots of fun!
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2013 04:42:16 PM »

Thanks so much!  They "give me happy" when I go in that room.  And make me want to get those walls painted.   Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2013 10:41:22 AM »

What a fun guest room! Makes me want to come visit. Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2013 01:48:21 PM »

Thanks!  Hopefully the crazy green color I am right now painting the ceiling will be cheery and welcoming and then make people want to leave after the right number of days.  Wink
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