Because essentially, it does the same thing. Plus, ever since I finished it yesterday afternoon, I've been wanting to reach up and move "the curtain" over! (in other words: Jen needs to get used to it yet!) But...Jen loves it! And Jen is talking in the third person. Again. Shall we move right along?
So. Sherry (Katie, Ana and Erin) are hosting a Pinterest Challenge today, which I thought was great. Why keep pinning and not doing, right? This was a great excuse to get one of my projects done and involve some Pinterest inspiration as well.
A while ago I posted about our kitchen makeover. In the post, I mentioned a couple of things I needed to do in order to complete it. Statement specifics: (and I quote) " Curtain in the window, a couple spots of touch-up paint - that sort of thing."
Project? Finish kitchen window. Here's what I started with:
Our neighbors window to the right is their kitchen window as well. And that great view of the fence! I wanted the light, but not the view...so...
Let me just mention first that painting a window frame in late October is a cold endeavor. Oh.So.Cold. But since I put it off all summer long (while telling myself I should just do it before the cold weather strikes), it was entirely my own fault and I sent Hadassah to the basement to play so she didn't have to shiver and bibber as well.
Some spray paint solved the too-dark window frame problem. And then came out the inspiration:
...and the roll of contact paper, a template I made in Adobe Illustrator, scrissors (which soon got ditched for an exacto knife), and a water spray bottle. And away I went! End result? Tada!!:
So despite my urge to push back the curtain (I love sunshine rolling in my house), which I'm sure will fade with time, I'm incredibly happy with the way it turned out. Don't look too closely at night, you'll see a few air (water?) bubbles I didn't completely squish out. And don't look too closely at any time or you'll see that the line space between the 'tiles' got bigger as I worked my way up the window. But other than those two things, it's fabulous. And it lets plenty of light in, but blocks us from our neighbors kitchen window. All around beneficial project.
A big thank you to the Pinterest Challenge for getting me to actually do something I pinned! It's a good thing it turned out well...I think I might get me on a pinterest doing roll...!