Monday, March 22, 2010

Another easy upgrade courtesy of

Do you ever complete a project that is certainly not a showstopper, but from which you derive so much productive pleasure? 

That project was my installation of the new bamboo blinds this weekend on the two windows in our bedroom.  I am always proud of myself when I successfully drill and install something on my own...all without any adult supervision! (It is better that one hears the unmentionable words that are uttered  screeched or sees the tools that are thrown.  You know it's true.)

I kind of like the dreamy quality of this photo...and the fan chair, oh the fan chair. 
That is my vanity made from the West Elm Parsons desk.  Perhaps I will take some more snaps of my humble abode for you at some point! 

Just another snap. 

I LOVE the look of bamboo blinds (whether tortoise shell, matchstick, light, dark) under dramatic drapes...or alone.  These were purchased for $35.00 a piece from good ole  It is simply the best source for affordable bamboo blinds and outdoor rugs.  

Easy upgrade in my opinion....and now our bedroom is dark at night...after six months.  Score!




  1. I am fully impressed that you installed these, as I am impressed that you can operate an iphone.

    And one day I will figure out a way to steal that fan chair...

  2. For those of you that have not had the pleasure of watching JSH use a drill, it is a sight to see. To her credit, she is must more "handy" than even she knows.

    Anywho, while using the drill, she lets out a "yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!" in a baritone's voice for each successful screw put in place or hole created.

    Highly entertaining.

    My little Bobbette Vila

  3. I just put some of these up yesterday - lurve them! (And they're even cheaper if you dare to venture into Big Lots!)

  4. Thanks for the tip, Bunny!! I need to find a Big Lots here and hit it up!
    Gimlet Eye