Long ago, in June, I needed those IKEA ENJE roller shades that all the cool kids have (like this one and this one). They’re clean lined, white, and allow nice light– all while sporting flashy metal hardware with style. Impressive, no? Also, I thought I was desperate for some privacy.
Well, turns out I wasn’t. As evidenced by said roller shades sitting like this in the corner of the living room for two months.
Oh Enje, how you mocked me. Well, I finally got around to cutting them to size. Some basic math, a little sawing, and cutting a strip of fabric: this was far much more challenging than I expected, to be honest. When you get up close, the cut edge looks like a palsied meth addict took care of it. That would be me. But it’s done and I have the pictures to prove it!
Sorry for the craptacular photo. I pledge to get better at using my camera. Oh, that’s my new desk lamp from Ebay. Cord yet to be wrangled.
And the kitchen. Like our sweet view? Note the new pottery: sugar bowl next to the coffee container from last week’s romp in Regina, Saskatchewan to visit these friends; vases from a recent visit to College Park, Maryland to see this friend. International Value Village Customer status right here, it’s natural to be jealous.
No picture of the living room, showing the ugly A/C unit was just too depressing.
And I even cut one for the bathroom even though I can’t hang it until I finish with the other changes in there. Coming up soon! It’s a big deal, that place is rough.