For todays post, which will likely go down in history as my shortest ever, I am going to share a window treatment tip for any of you that are moving, helping others move or have a window that you're not quite sure what to do with. I'm talking temporary window treatments that provide instant privacy.
The reason I am posting on this topic is because this weekend I made a residence move to Charlottetown. My new place has alot of neighbours with alot of windows and direct views into my unit, see above. I measured my windows for custom shades but in the meantime I need something to get me by until they are in. I'm sure most of us remember the days at University or having your first apartment or home and your windows were completely bare. That's when the feeling that the entire world can see you really hits because at night yes they can. Problem solved.
Enter the Redi Shade... I picked these inexpensive paper shades up at The Home Depot yesterday. There is also a website with lots of different options and colours http://redishade.com/store/index.html
No special tools are required. All you need are sissors, a measuring tape, a straight edge and a utility knife. The shades are made of paper and have an adhesive strip that attaches to the inside of the window frame.
My patio doors were looking a little bare.
Within minutes I had complete privacy and coverage for $15.00. This was so easy.
Here's a closer look. Paper pleated shades. They come with little white clothes pins so you can actually make them go up and down. These ones are light filtering so my rooms still stay nice and bright. $7.00 each.
For my bedroom I opted for the room darkening version. The colour is a soft grey and they really do block the morning sunshine. All told, I spent $60.00 to cover 5 large windows and a patio door. Easy, fast, affordable. I'm sure most of you have heard of these but just in case I thought I would pass this info along.
Thanks for reading. Have a great week!