Friday, December 5, 2008

No sheets here!

It's well known that I absolutely detest sheets hanging at the windows. I refused to have them 20+ years ago when we moved into our first home, and I'm not having them now. Sheets belong on beds. And maybe on small children if you're one of those irritating people who sends their little darlings out to annoy total strangers by trick or treating.

Back then, I solved the problem by buying a big roll of heavy scrim fabric (it was the 80s....) and making privacy curtains for lounge and main bedroom. I also made blockout drapes for our bedroom. And we had some terylene curtains that had once belonged to Bike Boy's Nan, so those went in the spare bedrooms. Kitchen and family room, we just lived with bare glass for a while.

This time around, we've organised blinds for all windows. But thanks to all the builder delays and the uncertaintly about when we'd be moving, we weren't able to get our order in until it was too late to have them installed before Christmas. Which is why I've bought a stack of Redi Shade temporary blinds, to get us through the next month or two.

Here they are on one set of bifolds. I think these are staying up until I figure out what I want to do here permanently... I need to trim the length on the one on the right, in case you're wondering why it hangs lower than the others.

If you want to open the blinds, you just fold them up and clip on the little white pegs that come with them.

See? Much better than sheets! Makes the place look occupied. :o)

And our completed but very dusty floating floor, looking from the front door. Hmm, no hint of the colour feast for your eyes that waits inside....


By the way, the Redi Shade product that Bunning sells is identical in design, material and so on to the ones I ordered over the phone. BUT....they're only 900mm wide, and mine are 1220mm.

Come to think of it, Bunnings may have had a wider one....

3 comments:

Rest is not idleness said...

I totally agree, sheets look so naff, I have seen houses where the sheets stayed up for 6 months or more. The house is looking good
take care
Pip

Lula said...

Hiya :) Do you remember where you ordered your redi blinds from? Bunnings claim they no longer stock this product and I can't find an online supplier -- help! Otherwise I am destined for the dreaded sheets! :O

Kek said...

Lula, I don't remember now - it was the Australian distributor and they were in Queensland, but I can't recall the name. You could email them and see if they're still selling them here: sales@redishade.com

or try one of these products:

http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/Home-Garden-/11700/i.html?_nkw=temporary+blinds

http://www.shuttersrus.com.au/cart/Temporary-Shade

Good luck!