Confessions Of A Lazy DIYer

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While pregnant I eagerly bookmarked blogs and dog-eared magazines, planning the touches that would make my babies' nursery a beautiful place for them to rest, play and grow. Then I got tired, my toddler got really active and that whole nesting thing never kicked into high gear for me. That's how my temporary, stop-gap measures for the glider and window treatments became longer-term fixes.

I had glorious ambitions for the glider, a hand-me-down that I had previously reupholstered in barkcloth for our oldest. The new plan involved vintage Japanese silk obis and my trusty old sewing machine, but I never got the obis and I never found my motivation. Instead, I realized that a sham would fit the seat perfectly and I could drape a quilt over the back cushion, no needle or thread necessary. It was only supposed to stay like that until I did a proper upholstery job. Yeah, right.

Custom window treatments for the extra wide window would have been spendy, so I was going to stitch up curtains with a blackout liner, a must with the room's eastern exposure. Then I happened upon a set of pink blackouts in a clearance bin somewhere that made up in length what they were lacking in width. I turned them sideways and used curtain clips to hang them, just as a temporary light blocking fix. Now I find myself in no rush to replace them.

Have you ever run out of steam for your projects and settled for a quick-and-dirty fix?

(Image: Roni Shapira Ben-Yoseph)

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