They're kid magnets. See?
Oh yeah, that's safe. Wrap it around yer neck there, son.
They fall onto the floor; they're out on the deck. They're broken. They're fugly.
Um, hello? I'm right here! I can hear what your saying about my nasty kitchen floor. It was next on my list, kay?
(note to self: sweep prior to picture taking)
Now might be a good time to say that I'm on a quest. The quest to trim in all of my non-trimmed windows in the house. Well, most of the 34 of them. And so, I said to myself,
"Self, it's time to trim in this slider door and get a fab curtain rod and some curtains."
And then when I saw this (and other pictures like it)
(where did I get this beautiful room from? I can't remember of course)
I was like, waaaaait. What am I talking about you ask? What does my kitchen slider door have to do with this beautiful boudoir? The windows. THE WINDOWS. Take a look-see.
The curtain rod is hidden by gawgeous trim. The curtains doth flow freely from the trim. I must try this.
And so I visited the hardware store. Came back with fluting (of course!),
some nice looking baseboard (remember that I use trim with no regard to it's intended purpose),
and a piece of MDF.
And then I made the mistake again of asking the lumber dude about that piece of MDF and how it would work being routed. To which he replied:
"You know? I'm the kind of guy who just does this himself. I've got all the tools. I've got a table saw. . . " (this is where I shut my brain off and asked myself why I asked this dude a question. Again. How are you answering my question telling me about your tools? You're the tool.)
But anyhow, after putting my little shelf/box/curtain rod holder/molding thingy together, having to take it apart and screwing up on it twice (who's the tool?), it was ready to hang.
and this is where I'd like to take the opportunity to tell you a cool trick the daddy-o taught me.
Ever heard of a "french cleat"? It's the coolest way to hang something heavy. Or as my daddy-o would say: "once you learn this method you'll never go back." So I could try to explain it. But I won't. Much. 'Cause I will confuse you.
You're taking a piece of wood. One that is the length of your project. You're cutting it in half. And you're cutting the ends on an angle, so as to have them fit together as a jigsaw.
One piece is going on your project. The other will go onto the wall, into your studs.
Like so. And all you have to do is lift your project and "hang" it onto your puzzle piece, so to speak.
It's strong, it's sturdy, and you can lift it off the wall if needs be.
And we're done here.
I'll be honest: removing the blinds has opened up my kitchen quite a bit. I'll enjoy the extra "space" for now.
Until I can find some good curtains that are good for hiding dirty little handprints, that is.