I gave our window in the fireplace room a little face-lift this weekend.
While Greg worked all day Saturday I got busy with some power tools! I needed something productive to help relieve my built up stress over the past week. I haven't been sleeping great, and you know that feeling when you can't seem to take a good, deep breath because your chest feels so tight?--yeah, I had that too.
Well, it turns out that using a power drill can be a GREAT stress reliever...who knew!?
I loaded up the kids for a trip to Lowe's first thing Saturday morning. I love/ hate that place. So do the kids. I gave them every free pamphlet I could find in that store just to keep them busy flipping through the pages. Except they mostly just tossed them over the side of the cart for a fun game of "let's see how many times mommy can pick them up". I guess looking at pictures of fences, granite counter tops, and paint colors isn't as exciting for them? Weird. They were most excited when we walked down the rows of and rows of "potty chairs". Also weird, I know.
Anyway, did you know that Lowe's will trim your roman shade to the exact measurement of your window for FREE?
Pretty cool huh! I needed to fit a 54" wide window but the store only sold them in 48" OR 60". So I grabbed a 60" box, handed it off to a Lowe's employee, browsed the store for 30 minutes and then picked it up when it was DONE! So easy. It fits our window perfect! No fuss!
|See that table runner? Funny side story. The roman shade was about 60" LONG, so I literally took scissors and cut the bottom off--making a PERFECT new runner for the dining table!|
This window has been at a stand-still for quite some time, and it felt SO GOOD to finally finish it all by myself.
Here is another BEFORE...
|I can't wait to show you the hutch (which is now all gray) and also in a different location!|
No more covering up this window with a bulky hutch.
It's time to treat it right and let the light back in.
One last pic to show the roman shade down...
Happy Sunday my friends!