Problem #1: Front door has a big window on it. People can just walk right up to our front door and observe our lives. See exhibit A.
Problem #2: Door is a metal door and I don't want to screw in anything to the door to hold a window treatment.
Problem #3: We want to leave our kids home alone for a few hours while we do a little Christmas shopping. Our oldest is almost 10 and we think they can handle watching TV for two straight hours, but we don't want people peering into our door.
Hurried Solution #1: Husband wants to tape packing material in the window. (NOT SHOWN because I had a better idea...although still a little W.T.)
Hurried Solution Idea #2: Use magnets to hold said packing material to window so we don't get tape residue. See exhibit B.
New Solution #1: Made a curtain with Magnets in it. See Exhibit C.
First I tried to go to Joann's to buy some material, but they were closed. So, I sauntered over to Target next door and found this 42" wide x 84" long, brown window panel for $7.99 (which I think is actually cheaper than if I bought material at Joann's). Plus, there was already a big hem sewn in for me at the top so i could drop my magnets in it.
|Sorry, I took it out of the package before I took a picture!|
|Pinned hem and then I sewed.|
|Can you see the little round heavy duty magnet? It's inside it's little pocket.|
|On the top hem I even sewed a littler pouch for the magnet so it stayed at the bottom of the hem to give it the gathered look.|
|Notice my Christmas decorations still up...Saturday's project will be to pack up Christmas!|
And when I'm feeling open and free and want more sunlight in, I just pull the curtain down. I think I'm going to make a few different colors or even find a patterned material.
NO-SEW VERSION: Decorate the magnets with buttons, or bling or flowers or anything you want. And then just magnet the material to the door folding over the hems. I might try that as an option, although then the kids start playing with the magnets....but you don't have to SEW!!!