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« on: August 11, 2013 06:38:37 PM »

Our front door has a gorgeous window.  But because of how the sunlight hits the computer and the fish tank, we really needed to cover it up.  I was lamenting this problem to a friend of mine when she told me her mother created a magnetic curtain for her front door.  I double checked that a magnet would actually stick to our front door, and it did! Out came the measuring tape, scissors, bias binding and fabric.  Cut and pinned one day months ago, and sewn together this afternoon... Wink Roll Eyes  It is now happily hanging there.  I may need to replace the magnets I used on the bottom, since i pilfered the magnets from the fridge and didn't want to take all the strong ones.  I put the strong ones up top, and the weaker ones on the bottom.  Enough words, onto the pics!

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013 06:41:48 PM »

Awesome!  I have a window that I want to make a magnet curtain for.  Thanks for the inspirational motivation Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2013 06:43:38 PM »

That is a thing of AWESOMENESS!  I have a door with a window that needed covering, so I bought some of the darker 'faux stained glass' stuff at Home Depot to stick in it.  Sad, because sometimes I would like to have it open and no longer can - but THIS is simply brilliant!  I am so stealing this idea - thanks so much for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2013 07:29:15 PM »

Thank you, both!! So glad I could pass on the inspiration!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2013 07:04:22 AM »

I'm not understanding. A magnet will not stick to glass but is your door metal? How would you do that for a window?
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2013 07:15:33 AM »

The door itself is metal.  Unless you had crazy strong magnets that you could stick on either side of the glass, or if your window frame is metal, or if you put pieces of metal on the corners of the window, but then that would be affixing something to the wall/window, which may or may not be a problem. I'm not sure how else you could get it to work on a regular old window.
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2013 07:58:23 AM »

What a great idea for those pesky metal doors!  Love that fabric!

If you make little pockets along the top, you could slip the magnets into them and take them out when you need to wash the curtain or change it for another...I really like this idea and will probably steal it as well... ha ha
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2013 08:00:53 AM »

That is such a clever idea!
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2013 08:49:39 AM »

Thank you, both!
Alwaysinmyroom, That's a really smart idea.  I was wondering what I was going to do when I wash it... maybe I'll modify it when I need to wash it. thanks for the idea!
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2013 09:53:57 AM »

I'm not understanding. A magnet will not stick to glass but is your door metal? How would you do that for a window?

I have thin strips of metal with holes in them (got them at IKEA) that I will attach to the wooden window frame, and then make the curtain with the mags in it.  I'll have one strip at the top of the window and maybe 2 on each side.  I want to be able to raise and lower the top part of the curtain for light, but the view out that window is not worth looking at.
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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2013 09:55:47 AM »

This is great!  I have a teeny tiny window on my front door that needs to be covered in the spring and fall cause the setting sun comes through and blinds us at the dinner table!  I have a wooden door though so magnets won't work Sad 
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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2013 11:27:23 AM »

Thanks!  I guess unless you are renting and not allowed to put holes into things, you could just put up a small curtain rod. That's what was on the old door (since it was wooden too.)
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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2013 08:23:57 PM »

This is a great idea! And yes, I'm so totally copying it as well.  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2013 10:13:18 AM »

This is brilliant! I, too, have a window in my front door that I sometimes wish I could cover up. But unfortunately my door is made of wood. I just checked. Like an idiot, I stood there trying to get a magnet to stick to any part of it. But the only things remotely magnetic are the hinges. Tongue
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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2013 01:46:39 PM »

Everyone who makes one, post it! I`d love to see Cheesy
Cinammonteal, that`s a funny image.  sorry your door is wood too!
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« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2013 04:26:34 PM »

Some one should definitely invent magnets to stick to wood!
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« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2013 08:12:00 PM »

Some one should definitely invent magnets to stick to wood!
This made me laugh out loud!   Cheesy 
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« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2013 05:20:23 PM »

LOL, well, those sticky hangers by 3m will not mess up the walls and you could put a metal strip as a rod. That would work. I hope you all make one.
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« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2013 06:58:02 PM »

Great idea, Lovesclutter!!
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