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Monday, August 03, 2009

Forever improvising...and "making do", my creative side gets going on solving a problem.

The west side of our sun porch just bakes in the late afternoon and evening sun, and the reflections on the glass table make having an evening meal out there less than wonderful. I had been thinking of getting a bamboo roll-up shade for that side of the room.

Yesterday I sat there and thought, "at least I could hang some fabric...."

In my stash downstairs was a 2 yard piece of floral print. There were already nails above the windows where we had white fairy lights. I moved the fairy lights to another side of the porch.

Using clothes pins and grosgrain ribbon along with the nails which were waiting, I was able to make a simple window treatment which works simply by tying and untying the grosgrain ribbons.


Piecefulafternoon said...

Well, aren't you clever to make such a cute coverup. I have skylights in the kitchen and the guest bathroom - and they really bake us in the summer - so finally it hit me, after a zillion ideas that didn't work - to put tension rods in the wells of the skylights and use them to hold a double thick white curtain - stopped the intense heat and we still have some filtered light from the skylights - much cooler now.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a great solution! And the fabric is very pretty!

lila said...

I like your skylight solution. We have skylights too, LOL!

Janet said...

You're very creative! I like your solution.

Anonymous said...

cute and clever! lizzzy

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