Yes, you read that right. I arrived home tonight to find shards of wood all over my floor in the living room. It seems that my usually very well behaved dog may be teething and found my windowsills to be the perfect chew toy.
While looking into the best way to insulate our drafty windows this winter (apart from replacing them), we put together this mini-guide of solutions we found so far. For the pros and cons of everything from layered curtains to shrink-wrap film, click below.
Hello, I am moving into an apartment on the UES in New York and have purchased roller shades with brackets to block out the light. I normally hang these myself but have run into a dilemma. The window frame is either steel or aluminum and cannot be drilled through…
I moved into a new house a few months ago but I'm still not sure what kind of window treatments to choose for my living room. I painted the walls a warm yellow (SICO -Sunshine) and the old window treatments are still in place, but I really hate them…
Today, while glaring at my bare and drafty living room windows, I started to regret my decision to forgo curtains and put only shades on them. For years, I've loved it — they're bay windows that let in tons of light and actually look nice without anything. Lately, however, I've seen a lot of gorgeous, dramatic window treatments that are high impact without being fussy or precious.
I've been living in a window-treatment-less home for over three months now and it's finally time to get down to business. With winter coming, it's even more incentive to get something on the windows instead of leaving them bare. Here's a little bit of beautiful inspiration:
What do a branch, doorknob, garden shovel, hockey stick, and wooden toy wheels have in common? Why, curtain rods of course! In this series by Better Homes and Gardens, cheap everyday items are recreated into classy, fun, and themed curtain rods. Check out some of my favorites.
Black out shades are a must for a nursery that gets lots of natural light. But they aren't exactly the most appealing thing to look at. That's true unless you have Jenny of Little Green Notebook on your team. You may remember this fabulous shade in Toby's nursery which Jenny worked on and now she's sharing how she made it.
As the economy continues to putter along, city dwellers are finding cheaper ways to live. While some have decided to move out of the city, others have decided to move below it. Once considered dark and undesirable, English basement apartments are now appealing to those who want to stay conveniently located in the city with a smaller budget. English basements may now be attracting thrifty professionals, but that doesn't change the fact that they're still dark. Here are a few tips on how to make an underground apartment livable and bright.
Q: I am looking for some nice cafe curtains to hang in my kitchen (as cupboard doors, not windows). I'd like a really pretty fabric, or else an eyelet cotton, but I'm having a hard time finding something handmade. Does anyone know of an Etsy store offhand that offers this? And I have zero sewing ability, so making them myself is out of the question. Any recommendations would be great!