Monday, August 31, 2009

Trash to Treasure: My Cheapskate Black Out Curtains

If you read yesterdays post, you know I was looking for a way to protect my new curtains from sun damage. Are you ready for a really low tech solution?

1. Salvage old sheet from goodwill pile.

2. Rip in half.
Metal Track for Vertical Blinds
3. Use magnets to adhere to vertical blind frame.
Magnets Holding Sheets
I used a cream colored sheet because I would actually like some light to filter through. However, you could always use a darker color for more of a black out effect.

And, if magnets wouldn't work in your situation, I would try thumb tacks or stick on velcro.

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Maridith said...

Excellent solution. I love it that you can use a magnet! I always save old sheets, you can always find a use for them!!

Unknown said...

Now that's what I call Trash to Treasure! Great idea to repurpose an old sheet. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I totally need to do this in my basement family room. Thanks for sharing!

Anny said...

How clever!