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January 07, 2017

Living Room Bay Window Complete

Cop Car and her HH don't know what they got me for Christmas, so now they get to find out :)

After getting the window trim done my "curtains" in the living room bay window looked rather, should I say, Trailer Trash-ish. The previous curtains, that had come with the house were sheer lace, so for a while I had a blanket up there to keep out the sun in summer and cold in winter. Then I had new windows put in in 2014 and I didn't want to put holes in the wall, and having left over foam board from insulating the basement, I used those in that window. I was looking online for a nice curtain rod and ran into a nice traverse set up which I ordered just before Christmas and came in about a week ago. I have also been looking at lined curtains but needed slightly longer than the normal 63-65" that are common, but shorter than the 86" that are common for drapes. I finally found some I liked that came in 72" and they were waiting on my doorstep yesterday when I got home.

So, I got to work and finally got the traverse rod up - I was nervous at getting it in the right place so the curtains dropped to just at the bottom of the bottom of the window trim. But I also didn't want them lower because they would mess up the FHW baseboard heat if that was used.

Living room curtain traverse rod

Then I put up the curtains (yes, they are rather wrinkled). They are a nice, deep navy blue with a satin sheen - almost too upscale for my house

Living room drapes-curtains2

But the cool part is this


Yep, remote controlled. That way I don't have to get behind the furniture to open / close the curtains.

Posted by Bogie on January 7, 2017 at 05:19 PM in House Work | Permalink



Posted by: Ruth at Jan 8, 2017 8:45:47 AM

Great thinking, Bogie! I've seen remote controls advertised, of course; but, haven't really needed them. I think Heathkit had 'em years ago! I am so happy that you found a good use for our (admittedly unimaginative) gift check. The drapes are beautiful!

Posted by: Cop Car at Jan 8, 2017 2:16:29 PM

CC - you may view the gift as "unimaginative", but I view them as perfect since you have no idea what I need/want. Heck, I don't know what I need/want until I decide to do some looking around suddenly come to a decision. Always much appreciated!

Posted by: bogie at Jan 22, 2017 6:49:17 AM