I am not going to give you a designer lesson on how and how not to hang curtains. Because quite frankly, there are rule of thumbs out there, but I probably don’t follow them traditionally. Remember I am no designer and I do have tablecloths for curtains in my kitchen now. Not sure what designer would do that!
This whole project was a fluke for me today. You see, I am in the midst of some redecorating upstairs. Remember, I told you my Mom is coming in the Winter time and I am trying to clean out and make it as cute and comfortable for her as possible. I just have one small project to do in the unisex room and then I can share the full reveal.
This room here, is called a FROG room. Finished room over garage. We barely use it anymore. When the boys were little it was a great video hang out room. But now that they are older and I only have one boy left at home, the room is never used. This will be my Mom’s new TV/sitting room.
I love the curtains I had in here. They came from World Market a few years back.
But you see how I had them hung? On a cheap cafe rod and I had a lamp cover in the middle to cover the cheapo rod. WRONG, just WRONG. I knew that, but again, it’s an ignored space overall, so why all the fuss?
As per my usual weekly wally world (Walmart) run, I darted through the isles like I usually do. Today, I landed in the bath section. That is another project down the line we need to gut out desperately. Anyhow, I saw these bronze towel hooks in a four pack and they just so happened to catch my eye.
$2.97 a pack and self adhesive. Self-adhesive Mainstays Bronze Hooks provide extra hanging space where you need it without needing to drill holes. This pack of hooks provides a hook for hanging objects of all types on a clean, flat surface.
Wait a minute!!!!!!!! My wheels started turning. Then I remembered recently I read a blog post on friend Rhoda from Southern Hospitality. It was a post sponsored by GMC to do the Longest Yardsale and to shop for a deserving family and their Habitat for Humanity house.
She used hooks on a bay window with the curtain clips. Although, I am not sure what kind of hooks they were, and she did hers a little different because it was a bay window. I don’t think they used bath towel self adhesive hooks. None the less, a brilliant idea.
You can check out her post here. The entire house makeover is pretty awesome!
This is where my mind lead me to this awkward window. I can’t simply buy a rod and hang it above the round arched window. It would look silly, imo.
But what I can do is hang these bronze lightweight towel hooks and put my curtain clips on those. It would look more neat for one thing and almost as though that is the way it is suppose to be.
Let’s see how I did.
As I was doing this project I started thinking WOW, this would be great for apartment living, dorms, military wives, who can’t do much in terms of permanent decorating, etc. Not to mention, it’s so budget friendly!!!
Oh and these things stick well. Not like the 3M things that fall off the wall in 5 minutes. Although, they claim not to, I have had the worst luck with those things. I am pretty sure these will stay up. I just would not recommend heavy draperies. Although, they may work, these things are pretty darn durable. I will give you an update in a few weeks or so and let you know.
I would recommend after you adhere them to the wall to wait about an hour before hanging your curtains.
I did OK though..I just won’t let my husband be the judge of that. He is a stickler for measuring and leveling everything.
This is the most difficult room to take pictures in. Sorry about that! These pictures are certainly not my greatest:(
They are not exactly perfect, but good enough for a room that is barely used. It certainly did the trick for less than $5.00 on a tricky window.
Hope you enjoyed my little tid bit for the day. I am smitten. This totally opened the room up and made it appear larger and the ceiling higher. What a simple change can do!
I have more curtain hacks for you!
and don’t forget the things you can make with tablecloths..pillows, runners and more.
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