I’ve been thinking about adding woven woods to my family room for a couple of years. Not just because I like the look (which I definitely do), but because we need just a little filtering from the sun for about 15 – 20 minutes in the mornings when the sun blares through. (Of course it’s just at eye level when we sit and read the paper.)
But, I didn’t really want to go the route of custom treatments if I could help it, because the windows were already completely dressed out in a custom drapery treatment. So spending more money on custom treatments we really only needed for 20 minutes a day just didn’t feel quite right to me. (And, I have plenty of other things I can spend my money on. ) Besides, as you can see above there are some retail shades that look pretty good.
So I started keeping my eye out for some inexpensive retail shades I could use. The problem with retail verses custom – aside from a quality issue in many cases – is the sizes. It’s not an easy task to find retail shades to fit the inside of your window which is what I needed. So whenever I was out running around I would check the sizes and styles of stores such as Bed, Bath and Beyond, Lowes or Home Depot. They actually all had some nice looking products, but nothing in my window size that I could find. Until recently that is when I found these at Home Depot! Just the right size, just the right color, and at $50.00 per shade….just the right price, too.
So I quickly snatched them up and on Saturday my hubby humored me and spent the morning hanging them for me.
I’m not gonna lie……he’d have rather been doing just about anything else in the whole world.
But, he was a good little hubby and took the time to untangle all the strings and unhook strings that had gotten tangled up in the gliders. (Yes, one glitch to retail – there are a few challenges to overcome!)
But, in the end…..he got ‘em hung and they look great!
They lower and raise like they should…..
Add a nice little touch to the space….
And, filter the sun just enough.
And, the best part is….they were only $50.00 apiece!
I love the way they add a cozy, casual touch to my somewhat formal family room.
Just what the space needed!