Something New

We are not big on home improvement.

It’s not that I don’t like things to look nice but if I have some extra time and energy, the house interior is not even in the top 50 things I want to deal with. I’d rather endure home decor I don’t like than make a big effort for something new.

This is how we have ended up with the hideous great grandma’s living room window treatment since we moved into this house over 20 years ago.

I know. It’s hard to believe.

I have hated it for some time and had it on the long list of things I wanted to tackle.

What finally motivated me is that those slats began actively disintegrating. I grabbed them once to snoop out the window and they ripped. We had to duct tape one to hold it together. I wish I was kidding.

I was under the impression that having such a big window would complicate things and I didn’t want to pay a bunch for a specialty blind and take a chance that it didn’t fit. But I also couldn’t deal with the idea of hiring someone to come and measure and advise, etc.

I started doing some physical therapy stuff with Melonie in her new space and she has a giant window with cordless blinds like this and after asking a few questions, I hopped online, read the directions, measured, and ordered our new blind.

We did need a little help with the installation but it is like a MIRACLE in the living room now.

The only bummer is the wall where the curtain rods came out is all messed up. I’m not up for massive painting project and I’m not sure patching it is going to look so hot either.

Also, I’m considering putting some curtains up for when it’s super bright or super cold and we want an extra layer.

Check back in another 20 years!

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