Houston, we have a privacy problem.
Ever since Eric and I moved into our new bedroom here in the house (the room that used to be the office) there have been a few issues that needed addressing.
Being the world’s best procrastinator, I waited around before taking care of two windows that gave our neighbors – or friends and roommates – some high dollar views of Eric and I (you’ve got to be smart in this economy and charge for stuff like that). One was the window above our bed and the other was the window in the bathroom attached to our room. For the window above our bed I chose a quick and easy fix. I measured the window, cut some fabric I had lying around from another project, used iron on hem tape to put in a loop at the top, cut it in half, and put the new curtains up with a tension rod. Simple! I wanted to only cover the lower half of the window – the part that gave the neighbors a view of something more than they bargained for – and still wanted light to flow in through the top half.
Now, on to the main project. The bathroom window needed a different treatment. We really needed something to help with privacy in the bathroom, but I didn’t want to do a curtain for two reasons: 1) the bathroom is super small and needs all the help it can get in terms of lighting and helping the space feel larger and 2) I’m just scared of a fabric curtain in the bathroom – what if it grows mold or mildew?! Continue reading