I really need to cover my hideous institutional kitchen windows. I've been admiring DIY'ers and their faux shade tutorials in an attempt to cover them up.
You can click to go to my pinterest and then the original tutorials.
I think nesting has kicked in as I've been furiously working on the nursery. I've got a wonderful woman working on my bedding (who puts up with all my slightest requests) and I'm feverishly ordering things left and right. I've been a bit all over the place as it is finally cooling and with it a second wind of productivity has hit me. For a long while I was not unpacked and I was not interested in unpacking. It was too darn hot, as Cole Porter would say. Now that fall has finally visited Japan I'm finishing the odds and ends, adding a few touches and tackling a few projects. I'll have to share some more in the upcoming weeks. At the moment I'm distracted by my horrible kitchen windows. In the house tour I showed you these windows, yikes.
Beautiful big windows with lots of natural light but also big ugly problems. These windows are a. huge non-standard sizes and b. have outside-mounted metal blinds. From what I've seen that's pretty standard around here but it makes it much more challenging to cover from a hardware perspective without removing the blinds. Also the windows sit nearly flush against the perpendicular wall leaving little room for wall-mounted window hardware as well. I've been scouring our local Homac (Japanese Home Depot type store) to find hardware that may work. The closest I've come is the hardware used for hanging door coverings or "noren" which uses very lightweight, thin curtain rods. I'm going to try ceiling mounting the hardware - we're getting creative here.
image from here
So in the meantime I'm leaning towards a tie up shade inspired by this room. If only it were so easy.
And the best tutorial I've found thus far has been from Cozy Cottage Cute. We'll see how far I get.