The Long Road to Curtains

When we first moved into our house, we made a very calculated decision not to do much in the way of decorating & revamping as we had learned, from experience at the Practice House, that what seems like the most amazing idea ever in the first month or two of living in a house, often turns out to be the exact opposite of what you really want once you've lived there awhile.

But now we've lived here for a little over a year, and I am very anxious to turn this place from a big empty box into our cozy & warm home! So recently I've been taking on little projects here and there as time allows. Unfortunately, time has not allowed much. Including getting my curtains off the pile on my shelf and hanging beautifully around my windows. And let me tell you, I REALLY want my curtains hanging beautifully around my windows!

Like I said on Monday, though they were delayed by a week-long work-trip to Vegas, they're finally complete. All 6 of them. But I didn't have curtain rods. So, of course, as I'm a Maker, instead of buying curtain rods, I going to make them. (Fun!) A trip to the home improvement store was in order. (Even more exciting!) Only the sales guy — who stood leaned against the wall and stared at me while I hunted for the items I needed, wasn't all that helpful when I asked him if he could cut some pipe for me. "Well. . . I could. . . but it will take a reeeaaalllly looong time. . . " Ugh! They didn't have 4 pieces I need and this guy obviously doesn't want to help me. I'm going home!! So I went back the next day with Mr. Maker in tow so that, A.) I could confidently decide on what length of pipe I wanted, and B.) He could deal with an unhelpful sales guy. So we figured out the length of the pipe, had it cut by a very helpful sales person, but they still didn't have all of the items I needed. So we went around the corner to the other home improvement store (I like how they cluster them!)  to see if they did. Nope. Not only did they not have them, they didn't even carry the item. Nice. So now it's Thursday and I finally have all the necessary pieces!

Yay!!!

I'm going to get these curtains up by Monday if it kills me!!
( I really hope these curtains don't kill me.)

xoxo Lori Danelle