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So Long College Dorm Room

February 22nd, 2014

The room upstairs that we’re in the process of redoing was equipped with plastic mini blinds.  Exactly like the ones that were in every single dorm room window at the college that Mr Chiots and I both attended.  Needless to say, they didn’t stick around when we redid the room.  They were replaces with nice wooden blinds from IKEA.  These are great blinds, they look fantastic and are very inexpensive.  They’re not the ones I would pick if I was buying them for life, but they’ll do for now.  Eventually we’re going to redo the house and all the windows will be removed and replaced with larger windows.
Wooden Blinds 1
They’re also nice because you can adjust the length so they look like custom blinds (which I hadn’t done in the photo below). These ended up being the perfect size for our windows. We originally purchased a set of these for our upstairs bedroom build when we lived in Ohio, we liked them so much I decided they would work perfectly here. Now I just have to replace 6 more in various rooms!
wooden blinds
Of course I much prefer a more sheer floor length curtain instead of blinds, but the windows can use the extra insulation that these provide. Eventually I’ll make curtains for this room as well, but probably not until I find just the right fabric. These are also nice because they darken the room considerably when closed, no doubt guests will appreciate that when they’re visiting.

What kind of window coverings do you like best?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.