The first time we saw these, Mommy and I thought we were dreaming. She had come down to help us move into our dream rental in Florida. We are contractually obligated to stop putting holes in walls. That put a real crimp in my style. I am a window treatment in every room, spend too much on finials, hang 'em high kinda girl. Then we walk down the window hardware aisle at Wal-Mart, and there they are -- with a little halo effect and choir added in during post production -- Twist &Fit Decorative Curtain Rod.
- dorm rooms
- apartments or rental houses
- staging a room without having to go back and repair the wall
- covering a bad view with sheers while still highlighting character of molding
- saving old plaster walls from damage that nobody wants to repair
|big girlie's sleep curtain|
Oh yes, it is true. They are perfect for our windows that have no trim around them. They even hold up the heavy, blackout sleep curtains in my big girlie's room
The website picture shows them fitting nicely into windows with wide trim. My parents have beautiful windows that are white vinyl (energy efficient, easy to clean, blah, blah) on the outside. On the inside they are oak (warmth & beauty of real wood oooohhh). So these rods show off the trim and the window treatments a million times better than cheesy little tension rods.
No offense to the genius who figured out how to use tension rods to hang cleaners under the sink or stand up pot lids inside the cabinet. I'm just not a fan of the look on windows.
OLD LOVE: CURTAIN RINGS.
- Without sewing, they make all kinds of things into curtains: flat sheets, pillow cases, pillow shams, table cloths, place mats.
- They can add fancy pinch pleats into plain window treatments.
- They slide easily on any rod. Hunky Husband has this weird thing about curtains actually functioning -- weirdo.
- They add just enough length to let standard size panels brush the floor instead of looking like high-water jeans.
- They can even make curtains shorter. These curtains were 108" in my old living room and are now 84" in my bedroom thanks to curtain ring magic. hollah
Sometimes, when you combine two things you love, you get chocolate martinis or Boston Rob on The Amazing Race -- WINNING. Sometimes, you just get The Situation on Dancing with the Stars -- total train wreck.
When I put my old favorite rings on my new favorite rod -- epic fail.
I love the dreamy effect of these white curtains in my guest room. Guess I will have to bite the bullet and pull out the sewing machine to get the look I want.
For the record, I'm not doing an advertisement for Wal-Mart. I just really frakin love these rods and hope you will, too. I have entered a 12 step program for my curtain ring addiction, but even the Serenity prayer won't help me if I find them on clearance at Bed Bath & Beyond.
adding this to an awesome linky party at House of Hepworths. almost 500 different links & projects to check out. i am #457, because hunky husband let me sleep all day. sorry, naps are precious. wouldn't trade it for the world. i'll set the alarm next week.
also linked up at:
- flaunt it friday @ chic on a shoestring
- from scratch friday @ marriage from scratch
- just something i whipped up @ the girl creative
- mad skills party @ mad in crafts
- nifty thrifty tuesday @ coastal charm
- show me what you got @ our delightful home
- tip me tuesday @ tip junkie
- tuesday to do @ the blackberry vine
- tutorials & tips @ home stories a2z
- take a look tuesday @ sugar bee crafts
- one project at a time @ a bowl full of lemons
- tuesday's treasures @ my uncommon slice of suburbia
- show and tell @ blue cricket design
- sugar & spice @ 733 a creative blog
- wild wednesday @ chatty chics
- show off your stuff @ fireflies and jellybeans
- thrifty thursday @ thrifty decorating
- featured friday linky party @ blissful and domestic