If you've been with me a while, then you know I refer to our basement as "the dungeon". Even though we finished it this year; still the dungeon.
Remember this disaster/catastrophe of our TV being broken?
I still shudder when I see this picture.
Well, after it got fixed, we got TV Armor to protect it. And that TV Armor made already severe window glare much, much worse.
Wanna watch a show in the middle of the day? Well then, hope ya don't mind the window reflection semi-permanently burned into your rods and cones.
Yee-ah. It was an issue.
Do you own plantation shutters? If you do, I want you to know that I love your plantation shutters. I covet them.
So, um, guess how much plantation shutters would be on our huge basement windows? Even checking the "cheap" websites and such?
Nearly $300. Yep. Three hundred buckaroos.
I put my foot down. No way in H was I spending that much on mere shutters. I can think of a lot of things to do with 600 big ones.
I would like to take credit for this idea. But alas, it's not mine. To my everlasting surpreese, it's the hubs idea.
Don't think I'm a jerk. I've said it before and I'll say it again: the hubs is a perfectionist. There's one right way and everything else is wrong. So this is a definite "thinking outside the box" moment for him.
Go Jeffro, go.
Here's what you do:
get yerself some doors. Now, I go to Lowe's like every other day, and so when I went, I asked the Door Dude (I think his name is "Jason") if he's got a dinged up door he'll sell to me on a discount.
Hey-- I don't want to pay full price for 4 doors-- that defeats the purpose. (Ahem; one of the doors I got I paid as low as $3 for. Serious.)
And then, you saw them right down the middle on "Jaws".
Jeffro, that drill hanging from your belt is totally boss.
I'm not laughing at you! I'm laughing next to you.
Seriously though you'll probably see me hang the drill from my belt next time I work, too. So sick of searching around for the dang thing.
Get yourself and install some closet tracks.
Make it pretty and cover it up with some molding, and you've got:
Very cheap, and VERY effective blinds.
Dudes, do you wanna see just how effective these blinds are?? Huh? Huh?
I know, right??
Bad to the bone for TV viewing.
But kinda bad for the whole "dungeon" darkness feel. . .