I need help, decorating help. PLEASE. I’m so at a loss and I’m so DONE with this crappy excuse of a solution we’ve come up with.
We have this teeny, tiny, long window next to our door. It used to have these long, 2 inch blinds hanging in them. Problem was the blinds didn’t retract at all. As Kendall started pulling up and then walking, he found great joy in playing in them and hiding behind them while I fought back Mommy Visions of him hanging himself from them while I ran to the bathroom someday.
Seriously. Window blinds cause much anxiety in me ever since reading the tragic stories on this website. <<Very sad.
Scott was not cool with leaving nothing covering the window at night. For a while we just took the blinds down during the day and replaced at night, but that got tedious and annoying. Then I had this brilliant idea to get a rolling shade cut to size. It looks… like shit. It doesn’t roll right, it’s torn. Hate. It.
So please tell me what else I can do for this window.
Here are my requirements:
1. Not TOO expensive.
2. Can be crafty, and I do have a sewing machine on which I can sew a straight line, but not much more.
3. Must not be any sort of strangulation hazard, no cords hanging down.
4. Must be able to retract to let light in in some way.
5. Must be easy to peek around or see through the window to get a look at who’s outside while still providing privacy at night.
And while you’re at it, if you have any ideas what to do with this window on our back door, I’d love to hear them, too.
Pretty much the same requirements with this one, except it’s not as important that I can remove it to see through it or around it since the window is right next to it. If it makes any difference, you can see the back door from the front door. It’s a straight shot down the hall and across the house.
Kendall is rapidly approaching 23 months and DAMN YOU MARCH for being so speedy.