The title says it all.
I hate blinds.
Not the nice wooden blinds or even the faux wood blinds,
I am talking plasticky, easily broken, hard to clean,
Don't get me wrong, I am very thankful for them.
When we moved in, we didn't realize that
neighbors could see in our house from every angle.
We had already spent all of our money (on appliances,etc...),
so my mom and dad sweetly ran and got us
some blinds so that we could have some privacy,
then later, I ended up covering them with curtains
because I hated the way they looked.
So we virtually had no light coming in our house.
I have been slowly trying to replace them all.
The blinds on our back yard door,
were the absolute worst.
Imagine a dog and two kiddos constantly working them over.
They were beat up to say the least and impossible to clean.
I am not sure why it took me so long,
but one night I finally had it,
and decided to do something about that door.
I told Dasun I was running to wal-mart,
measured from the top of the window to the floor and
asked him to please take down the blinds while I was gone.
I had absolutely no plan.
I found some material on sale for $4.00 (woo hoo!)
I wasn't going to be too picky, but I happened to love it anyway.
Simple, but a little bit of a pattern, and thin enough to let light in.
People probably thought I was lost or really confused.
I wasn't sure how to hang them or how to tie them back.
It's a metal door and since we are trying to sell,
I didn't want to do anything too permanent.
I also used some handy dandy hem tape to make it even easier.
I made a quick hem at the top of the material,
and then I ran the ribbon through, making sure to pull it really taught.
I used a little sticky hook (package of 6 for $.93)
and tied a ribbon around it to use as a tie back.
Let's refresh your memory on the BEFORE:
Here's the after!
Not bad for $5 and about 30 minutes work (or less).