Monday, July 27, 2009

Slave Labor Part II

My mom actually didn't come up here just to cook some good food. She was really up here to make curtains for my kitchen; the food was just a bonus.

(Remember, the McHusband had the camera with him so these first two pictures were taken with my cell phone.)
Here's my mom hard at work and, of course, if there's work to be done, the ultimate McHelper isn't far away.

The McHusband was nice enough to get the curtains hung this afternoon. My mom and I had stapled the fabric to the "rod" - a 1 x 3 - but the McHusband needed to attach the L brackets and then get everything up on the wall.

First, he wanted to find studs and use them if he could.

Then he had to drill holes in the "rod" (and hopefully not the table underneath) then attach the L brackets.

After all the prep, the curtains went up and voila!

I have a little tweaking to do on the sides so the fabric will hug the window frames a little more closely, but they are essentially finished. (The color's a little off in the first picture; I promise, my walls aren't pink.)

Once we got the curtains up, I decided that the wall over the plant needed a little something, something I'd actually had sitting around since we moved in.

And I don't want to get in trouble, so here's a quick reminder of how the windows looked naked.
Thank you sooooooooooo much, Mom! I appreciate all your hard work, and I had a great time hanging out with you this weekend. We should do it again soon. I have some ideas for curtains for the dining room...

1 comment:

Gma said...

Good job McHusband!