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curtain face lift

This curtain/blinds came with the kitchen.  It was doing a very good job until the individual blinds started coming off as I opened and closed it.  So I decided to give it a face lift to add a softer look to my newly made-over kitchen.

These are leftover pieces from a ceiling system I bought.  They make the perfect pieces for my curtain face lift.

I was lucky to find a space where I could hook one of the pieces.

Then I hung the clips on that first piece, so I have a way to hang the curtain. I repeated this 23 times and my curtain panels were up.

Now I can open and close it with the same ease as the previous curtain minus the falling pieces.

I can have the privacy when the curtains are closed but still enjoy the natural light and outdoor view.


bus blind

I thought it would be a good idea to show the places I visited to make my kitchen makeover possible.  To accomplish that I made a bus blind showing the destinations.

Materials:  cutting mat, utility knife, museum board, frame, clear plastic film, spray adhesive, double stick tape, heavy duty staple gun and prints.

For the writing part I used 8.5 x 11 sheets.  It is better to have the size frame you want first so that you can plan the size sheets you would need to accommodate your writing.  I wanted a slim frame so I made my own.  I used canvas stretcher bars,( two 14″ and two 24″) to make my frame.  I first used regular paper to print my sheets, but didn’t like the off black background so I used photo paper instead.  This is completely up to you.

I cut off the white borders and adhere the sheets to my already cut to size board.

I cut the clear plastic film to size and attached it to the board by using double stick tape.  I suggest you place the tape at the edges so that when you put the frame on the tape is covered by the width of the frame.

Then place the frame.  you can either glue the board to the frame or staple it, if you have a heavy duty staple gun.

You can leave the frame in its natural color.  I painted mine white because I want it to blend in with the wall.  And that’s it, my store destination bus blind.

Have fun making yours!!