Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Quick Fix

...for my poor kitchen window. For the past five years, my neighbour Andrea and I have been staring into each other's kitchens. We give friendly waves while we're doing dishes. In July, with the windows open, we can hear each other's discussions with the kids about what to have for breakfast. I don't mind, I really don't. But sometimes you just want to keep your dirty dishes to yourself.

 The solution? A birch stick from the boys' (vast) stick collection, some pleasing strips of fabric from the stash, and ring clips to hold it up (bought last year and never put to use). The frugal option is so often the spiffiest, isn't it?

Oh, and I nearly forgot to credit my good friend Erin for the idea in the first place. Erin, did you even know how much I love your house??!


  1. It's perfect! I love everything about it. Those clips are great. :)

  2. Love it, love it, love it. And I LOVE your home too, especially the little peeks I'm getting through the blog. We need to come for a visit, soon! I know I keep saying it, but I mean it. We should talk as we might be passing through in August.

  3. How did you get the stick to stay up? Is it attached to the wall?

  4. Hey Kim! There are little bracket thingies to hold up a curtain rod. I forgot to mention those! They were already there from the previous owners.