The Cottage has now been painted both inside and out.
We’ve been waiting for all this to happen so my friend and I can hang some new curtains.
The first task was to paint both curtain rods white. The natural wood rod was transformed even before the curtains were hung.
One set of Ikea Aina all-linen curatins was hung over the side window which in summer also houses an air-conditioner.
The front 3-panel window took 2 full sets to give it an elegant, non-skimpy appearance. I sewed together 2 panels with a straight seam from bottom to top to make the double wide curtains.
After sewing the panels together my friend pressed them on her iron’s highest setting using steam.
Each Ikea curtain panel requires 10 curtain rings which come 10 per pack and include both clips and hooks. We bought 6 packs of rings to use for 3 pairs of curtains.
In order to lift the curtains closer to the rod we inserted drapery pins in the lowest slot in the curtains’ buckram header. The wire hooks that attached to the rings were slipped onto the drapery pins.
All the rings, 20 on each side of the large window curtains, were slid onto the curtain rod. The end ring was left outside the bracket so the curtain would always stay closed at the sides of the window.
These curtains are opened and closed daily and are easy to maneuver.
They give a fresh look to the windows in the Cottage.
Do you close and open your curtains every day?