I think I know what I want to do for our new bedroom curtains. I’m going to make them. I knew that, curtains are too expensive to buy otherwise, unless you use sheets. However, I had no idea what I’d do, but think I do now. I will buy enough to do a double window. If that works? I’ll buy about the same amount again, to do the 2 single windows.
Then we’ll see!
The living room has the same window configuration, almost exactly, so if it works in the bedroom, it should in the living room too. Cost per room? About $50, if I have it figured correctly.
Could be I’ll hate the fabric when I get it. Could be. We’ll see!
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Tagged bedroom curtains, curtain design, Home made curtain rods, Home made tie backs, possible living room curtains? Curtains for a room for $50? Home made curtains
We’ve pared down the stuff and space and stuff, and space. . . .
And now? We have too little space for what’s left. I have a bag of books to go out hanging on the front door knob. I have 4 boxes of books to go through before I leave here today, with the idea that I remove whatever other bags of books that generates.
Also today I’m supposed to finish up the move from the old storage unit to the new, smaller one. And it’s going to be tight, sigh.
Crunch time indeed.
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Tagged 10 lbs of stuff in a 5 lb box, crunch time!, too little space, too much stuff
My long-term to do list contains this:
Hall: Replace smoke detector and add corner detail on doors (future). Sell the records, replace the cubes with the black table.
What I did was move the cubes and replace them with the black table. It looks great, enables pulling back the chairs from the hearth (so it doesn’t feel so cramped). I also used the library catalog as an additional end table between the club chairs. If/when I get the cubes out of the kitchen (and into the attic or sold) and the rest of the displaced stuff dealt with, this works much better.
In that sense, it’s like the coffee table switch I did last week. The new long, skinny, slatted coffee table is a much better fit for the area than what we had. But the old table is filling about 1/2 of the hallway and needs to be moved, rather desperately!
So, the next piece of the great furniture shuffle is to find a place to stash the coffee table and the cubes, pending getting rid of them, selling them, or whatever.
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Tagged editing stuff, furniture, furniture shuffle
Keep using pantry goods. Empty the freezer before June 1. Should be as empty as is practical to make it!
Finish the doormat.
Box up the rest of the stuff for the flea market in April
Finish getting the tax info to the tax person before the appt.
Get at least one piece of one item off of the long-term list!
Long Term Goals Accomplished
Coffee table that is there is too big. See if one of the tables in the attic will work as a replacement. Table removed from attic (3/1).
Move the black strap shelves currently behind the chairs to the hall.
Move the dresser into office 1.
Of course this means the old coffee table is full o’ stuff in the hallway. The things which were stored near the black strap table now are adrift, etc. MORE to do!!!
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Tagged culling stuff, hall tables, making room, moving storage around