Shortly after Doug and I were married, I ordered curtains (off our registry, using gift cards) for our living room. They were nothing fancy: brown tab-top panels and a simple bar. No curtain clips, no tie-backs, just three hooks to hold the bar in place. Even though we did not have an electric drill (to put the screws in), we had friends who did. Doug and I both thought there would be no problems.
August 2011: Curtains/Bar arrive; we are super busy with our extra reception, my mother-in-law's wedding, and classes beginning. No worries.
September 2011: Didn't have time to borrow drill; we should have time in October, right?
October 2011: Baby Beth (our niece) is born and we throw an epic Halloween party.
November 2011: Midterms and Thanksgiving
December 2011: Starting to get a little frustrated about the curtains, but Final and Christmas travelling consume our time. My parents buy Doug a Cordless Drill and Bit Set for Christmas. These curtains should be up in no time!!!
January 2012: We mark the locations for the holes; finish holiday visits, my birthday celebration, classes begin, and Doug's grandfather passes away.
February 2012: Plan an afternoon of curtain hanging (with help from our friend Jon). Drill the holes -- hit the brick on the outside of our building. The anchors and screws are too long.
March 2012: Midterms and my grandfather passes; we get new anchors, screws, and washers from my uncle Reed to fix the length problems.
Early April 2012: Doug tries using the new screws; the 2nd and 3rd sets of holes are too big, and the anchors are spinning in them.
|My window looks so sad and empty|
Today (April 20, 2012): Doug (with help from my dad) cuts the anchors to fit, uses washers to fix the length, and officially get our curtains hung!!! Yea!!!
It took 9 months, but we finally have curtains!!!
|Leafy curtain ends (sorry it is fuzzy!)|
|They look so great!|
They really add some texture and depth to our living room, and it added an instant homey feeling!