No Mo’ Peep Show!

Here’s a little secret: I’ve been inadvertently putting on a peep show for the neighborhood whenever I get out of the shower. Yippie! We took down all the blinds (which were either red or green…bizarre) so we could replace them with plantation blinds. But for whatever reason, we decided we wouldn’t put blinds up in the master bathroom. Or maybe we haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’m not sure…whatever. The point is, it was an uncovered window for about two months. I had planned on making curtains, but I just hadn’t gotten around to it yet.

Here’s a view of the bathroom from our bedroom.

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But each day, as I got out of the shower, this is my view. I am actually standing in the shower (fully clothed, perverts) to take this picture:

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Yeah. My concern was, if I can see so clearly down to the street…you see where I’m going with this. So instead of having privacy, I’ve been doing a little duck-and-cover thing for a few months after showering. (Meanwhile, Sam has no problem, as the window stops around torso height, so he can just step out and walk around in all his sexy shirtless glory.) So if our neighbors are parking their car on the street, or people are walking their dogs…

Hey guys! Meet your new neighbors! Indecent McGee!!!

Not a good idea. Time to fix. I started by getting some fabric at JoAnne’s for 50% off. Seriously, JoAnne’s is always having 50% off sales. If you want fabric, find what you want and then wait a week. If it’s not on sale now, it will be then. Or you can use a coupon. They put out coupons like whoa. Anyway, I picked out some fun fabric to become the basis of our new bathroom decor. I measured the window and drew up a very simplistic (read: idiot-proof) diagram of the window’s measurements.

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Also at JoAnne’s, I picked up some no-sew tape. It is like webbing, and when you heat it, it bonds together like glue. Since I don’t own a sewing machine, nor the patience (or skill) to do it by hand, this is the easiest solution for me. It’s like $3, give or take. (I didn’t use all of it, only 2/3 of it.)

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After measuring and cutting the lengths of fabric for two curtain panels (taking into account I’ll need an inch on all sides for the hemming) I started the no-sew process. I got out my iron (oh, I hadn’t seen that thing in a looooong time) and dampened a washcloth. Folding the edge over the tape, I set the washcloth on top of that, then the iron over that for ten to fifteen seconds. The iron was set to steam, wool setting.

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It wasn’t an exact science. And while it was easier than sewing, it wasn’t a perfect job. But for my first time, I think it went pretty well. Here’s an example of what the corners look like.

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After that, I grabbed some curtain clips (couple dollars) and snapped those things on, then hung the curtains!

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I realize the curtains clash with the shower curtain. But I’m fixin’ to get some new stuff after a little while, more neutral that will let the curtains speak and not compete.

And can I tell you how happy I am to see THIS instead of neighbors who might be looking forward to a peep show??

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Yippie! So that’s how I made my no-sew curtains. It took awhile (about two hours) becuase I’ve never done this before, but I think I could cut that in half next time. So I’ll leave you with a little B&A from the project. Until next time!

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