If you are someone who actually draws your drapes from time to time you may notice that when you repeatedly pull on the fabric it stretches out over time and may become grimy on the edge of the cloth.
I have an easy and inexpensive solution to avoid these problems.
The picture below says many things:
1. Contractors should quit building pony walls.
2. PTL there is just one more week until school begins.
3. Sweet Boy cracks me up on a daily basis.
4. I selected white linen drapes for our living/dining room areas.
White linen! With children and a husband who close them regularly in the living room area so that there will be no glare on the tv that sits directly across from the window ~ am I insane? What can I say? I wanted a simple, clean and lightweight look.
For the sliding glass door in the kitchen I selected natural Belgian linen fabric panels that feature a very loose weave and gets open and closed even more.
The fabric is delicate but provides the exact privacy and light filtering levels that I was seeking. Because no one wants to work in a dark (or here in Arizona) hot kitchen.
In the master bedroom I have custom drapes that have actual drapery batons (also known as a wand or pull) attached to the first ring.
Here’s a close up of how they attach.
But when I began pricing the wands I discovered that it would cost close to $50 to outfit my 4 sets of curtains with batons. So, I sought out a less expensive solution. At Home Depot I found a replacement wand in the blind section. Cost? $2.10 each.
(If you still want actual baton’s Ebay seems to have the best prices.)
The supplies: curtains ring, replacement wand and wire cutter/crimper.
Open the wire clip ring and cut off the small curved tail.
Slide the wire ring through the wand and then crimp it closed.
Slide the ring back onto the curtain rod and attach your draperies.
This is a side view of the drapery wand.
A front view shows nothing at all.
The total for all 4 sets of draperies was less than $15.00. Much better than $50.00! Not to mention the curtains will stay clean!
So now you can “shut it” and “keep it clean!” 🙂
Don’t forget to link up your favorite “pinable” images on Friday!