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shades

  • apartment progress: window dressing.

    I realize I’m maybe pushing my luck on reader investment in my window treatments, but my editor is MIA again, so it’s just me over here calling the shots. I made another roller shade,…

    August 26, 2021 36 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this fabric. {enough for a kitchen shade plus a little extra.} 2. this tape. {just because.} 3. the last of the ct flowers. {for drying up just so.} 4. these crackers. {because it’s…

    August 20, 2021 8 Comments
  • make your own: swedish roller shades.

    Just in time for the dog days of summer, I finished the window treatments I set out to have finished before the summer solstice. As my dad would say: that’s life in the big…

    August 11, 2021 32 Comments
  • simple stuff: window treatments.

    I’ve often said, “life isn’t always simple, but the curtains can be,” and then I moved into an apartment with six whole windows soaring to heights that aren’t reachable without a ladder and realized…

    May 20, 2021 24 Comments
  • apartment progress: window treatments.

    I’m puzzling through window treatments at the moment. Window treatments is such a funny and stuffy term, but useful, too, covering the range of shutters and curtains and blinds and shades and other things…

    April 6, 2021 46 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #126: Dress your windows, minimally. I’ll come right out and say that I don’t think that window dressings are always necessary. But more than that, sometimes I think they can be more harmful…

    July 8, 2015 16 Comments