Here is to lightening up (in more ways than one). After doing a DIY lining on our bamboo blinds this weekend, Madison hung them up, and I hated them.
They look semi-decent, but there are a few
much more than regular 2" blinds when being pulled. On a regular window, that's fine, but these windows are behind our headboard and lamps. In addition, the windowsill is shallow because of window replacements, so they stick out farther than would a normal window. We had to get creative when installing them because the mounting hardware was just a smidge too large.
the room considerably. We previously had cheap, temporary plastic blinds for privacy (our windows face the street). They weren't pretty, but they let in light, and I loved that. We don't sleep in late and we rarely take naps, so having blackout lining on something is not important to us. All I used for the lining was drop cloth for privacy, but the dark bamboo is too much.
Thankfully I got all 6 blinds for only $50 off Craigslist, plus a few bucks to line them, so I'm not kicking myself for spending that per window! I am mostly annoyed that I spent an afternoon lining them, only to get rid of them.
I am going to choose to be thankful for a
! You know, "2,000 ways
to make a lightbulb."
1) I discovered that natural lighting isn't just nice to have for me, it's essential! Every time I walked up the stairs and saw how much darker our bedroom was, I was frustrated.
2) I now know how to line a roll-up shade! I will be sharing the DIY for that soon, which isn't much different than what is already online except I will tell you all of the things NOT to do as well. Because I did them. And pouted.
Does anybody else have experience with a pull-up shade that gives privacy but doesn't block tons of light? I'm thinking a simple linen-type roman shade in a natural color might do the trick.Ooh! Maybe a DIY with drop cloth again?