How was everyone’s weekend? Amazing?
I keep looking at the calendar and I swear it keeps flipping extra days while I’m sleeping. Where is August GOING?! Yikes.
Anyway. I always like it when people do updates of old projects or let us in when their DIY attempts fail. It makes me feel more normal when 80% of my DIY projects fail. Today it is my turn.
I saw on pinterest all those “HEY! Take roller shades and add fabric and you can have an AMAZING inexpensive custom made window treatment!” I thought to myself, “self, that is a great idea! Do it!” So I did. A little over a year ago. You can sort of see what the used to look like in this post. Sort of being the operative word.
Then all of a sudden about two weeks ago I looked at the windows and thought to myself, “self, I cannot believe how ugly and not functional those curtains have become. They have got to go. ASAP.”
Allow me to show you the ugliness.
When you pull the shade down to roll it up it is supposed to just spring back up. Not the middle curtain. It stops halfway up. And is crooked. Which leads us to exhibit C:
That is why said middle shade doesn’t roll up. I have taken said shade off the hook-thingees, re-rolled it straight and tight, and 2 days later we’re right back here. The two smaller side shades have not had this problem, so, I’m not sure what exactly happened here.
Anyway, they were awful. And you know how you just wake up one day and decide you need a haircut TOMORROW? That’s what happened with these guys. After a little research we headed to Lowes and blew 200 bucks on cordless blackout cellular shades. And for 200 bucks I BETTER NOT be writing another post a year from now saying that they are awful.
After taking those old shades off it looked like my hot glue areas had come undone, which could explain a lot of the problems. Oh well. I’m happy with these new shades – even though the price was a billion times more than what we initially spent. You win some, you lose some, right?!
Any DIY failure updates in your world?