So, Adam had a great idea, while at Home Depot he noticed temporary blinds on sale for .10 cents.
(Temporary blinds are the blinds the store gives you to put up while you wait for your order of custom blinds to come in. They are a vinyl like material and they stick to your wall, like a sticker.)
He bought a bunch of them. One or two for each window.
Temp blinds look very nice (compared to sheets :-D) and they filter light beautifully. Best cheap idea yet. We love them and I’m so happy Adam bought them. It really helped our house feel more complete. We were both getting sick of the multitude of curtains. I think curtains should be for beauty and a little function, but not the only thing on the window. It gets to be too much. We felt like we were living in a cave enshrouded with fabric. If we wanted to open a window we had to dig through layers of fabric.
It is very simple to install temporary blinds. You just measure your window, then measure your blinds and cut off any remaining length:
We taped the paper backing to the wall first for placement (to make sure it was where we wanted them before we put holes in the wall):
I really love this wallpaper from Anthropologie, but I can only take small doses of so much color, so I’m thinking about hanging some of the wallpaper here behind the shelves (once we get around to adding them..so far we only have one shelf up!) for a pop of color. You can see a sample of it here on the wall behind the cookbooks:
ANDwe finally hung up the diningroom mirror. Although it isn’t as big as I had hoped it would be, I’ll find some way to fill in around it. Maybe I’ll hang two giant black frames on either side of the gilded mirror? We’ll see…