I want an outdoor room.
My best patio faces due HOT. I mean, west. The afternoon sun is so intense, sitting there I would break out in melanoma in 3 minutes. My mint julep would wilt (explanation of mint julep here for nonsoutherners). I might sweat and that is not becoming for a belle.
I need a curtain.
So I did what any ignorant, naive do-it-yourselfer would do. I went to Home Depot. Over and over and over. They know my name. They know my birthdate. They know my birth stone. I am expecting to get invited to the company picnic. A Home Depot skirt might be inspired… wait I think I did one already. Let me look……
Here it is !
The curtain is made of Painter’s Drop Cloth. I bet you think that is cute and I did it on purpose. Not true. It’s cheap and heavy, and I didn’t have to sew anything except tabs on the top.
The rod was trial and error. Started with a long wooden pole, scrapped that and ended up with a metal pipe.
Here’s my tally
Home Depot-2 trips for research, 1 to buy painter’s drop cloth. another trip to buy a second one cuz I chickened out the first time. 2 trips to 2 different Fabric Stores for webbing for the tabs. Trip to see Step Dad to talk him into sewing on the tabs for me–priceless. 2 trips for the wooden rod, 1 trip for fitting in middle, 2 trips for the metal pipe I had to recut to fit the space.
BTW, women–(men close your eyes for a minute). It took 11 men to figure this out. (all the people I asked for advice or help with tools).
There will undoubtedly be a few more trips to Home Depot as I fluff my new room. At least they know me now.
Tell us, how many trips have you made to the “home improvement” store for a project??? Put your tally in the comment section.