Seeing as how I was shitting liquid every hour on the hour all weekend, it left me with a bit of “indoor time”. And indoor time = restlessness.

So I pulled together something I wanted to do for awhile.

(Ok, so I did venture out with Kyle on Saturday, but my bowels were none too pleased about it).

In my bedroom, as blog readers may recall, I installed some long Ikea sliding panels, to block out the light of my glass French doors. Anyway, I still love them, but the concept always looked a bit… Unfinished.

All the hard lines and industrial edges needed some softening. So I came up with the idea to drape some fabric at the far edges of the slide rails. Like uncloseable curtains. Just to better frame out the slide panels and give my bedroom a more demure look.

It required finding fabric long enough, and also a mechanism on which to wrap/hang it.

I found a long valence thingy which incur in half, and then because i only needed a small length of “curtain rod” I used hold backs—

Like so:



I’m not sure I’m completely sold on the execution yet, but the grey fabric looks decent and the edges are softened and finished as I had envisioned.


P.S. While out and about, I may have taken a test drive in my chair of covetousness.



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Nickname: Munt Measurements: 45 B, 34, 38(?) Ambition: to be the best human ever! Turn ons: long walks on the beach, romantic dinners, porn, rainbows, cock Turn offs: bad smell face, men who are full of themselves, dead puppies, popcorn, sadness
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16 Responses to Redecoration

  1. not sure about your idea, but you looked pooped in that chair (pun intended). get well soon!

  2. Forget the chair! Get that awesome trunk to your left!!!

  3. Dave says:

    maybe if the drape extended a but farther along. It looks now like a towel post with fabric – just a thought or maybe some sort of valance..hmmm

  4. Mark, née Fuzz says:

    I like Dave’s idea of a valance. As is, it kind of reminds me of how people in the, shall we say, lesser neighborhoods tack bed sheets over the windows rather than buy drapes. I’d normally withhold that opinion, but you did solicit comment.

    And apparently I have a disturbingly diseased mind. It occurred that you could get the floor model of that chair at a discount if someone with green apple quick step left a stain.

  5. doug says:

    its called a portiere… it should go as high as the window and cover the overhang of your screen, maybe 48inches wide, then you could draw it back. The fact that the screen extends wider than the window above is akward. the portiere would hide that and draw your eye away from the different heights and widths.

  6. Guest says:

    I find myself coveting your pants. What brand are they and where did you get them?

  7. Chip says:

    My comment about your first sentence is gone…if you don’t like it does it get deleted? Just wondering.

    • cb says:

      No, I never delete any comments. I’m pretty free speechy. Heck, I’m leaving the one comment comparing my curtains to white trash.

      I didn’t get notified of any other comment but this one.

  8. Chip says:

    I think it’s my new iPhone, iOS 7.0.4 seems to be riddled with gremlins.

  9. Doréus says:

    I am thinking of replacing the awful vertical blinds in my living room with the same kind of panels from Ikea, and had a similar idea to yours to end the panels with a softer touch. However, what yours are missing is width and overall volume. The curtains look too scrawny for the window/door’s width and height. The swing arms are probably one of the most reasonable solutions. I personally would not put a valance as your setup does not really allow it and it would detract from the lines of the door frame which your panels highlight so well.
    My Canadian two cents…
    Also, is Phoebe “liking” the curtains or (hopefully) ignoring them?

  10. Rick says:

    That chair is too small for you. Otherwise, I would have like to have seen your legs over the arms of the chair as you wait for a certain pervert to dive in and eat you raw.
    Yes, you need more volume on the drapes. I got a swing arm from Umbra years ago but was disappointed with the way it sagged at the end even with a light weight fabric.

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