Bathroom Blind

I am about to reveal a DIY gone bad. You may be under the impression that everything I make turns out decently but that is simply not true. I have a bunch of projects that are half done or not working at all simply because not all DIY stuff works 100% of the time. And I’m okay with that. The reason for DIYing is because I enjoy making stuff and, usually, I save money doing it myself. Well this time, it didn’t work.

When we bought our house, we had a really ugly mini blind in the bathroom. Since we needed a mini blind in there for privacy, we left it. We were buying so much other stuff for the house that at first, it got neglected. And you know how things are when you leave them for a while. A little bit ends up being years and things that are functional but not your favorite end up staying because you forget about them. That’s what happened to me with this mini blind. It worked so I forgot about how ugly it was.

Until one day I read a tutorial on Little Green Notebook about how to turn your mini blind into shades. I knew that it was the perfect solution to my ugly blind. So, I took it down, took it apart, and started working on it. I’m not sure exactly where I went wrong but mine sure didn’t turn out like Jenny’s. It never pulled right and it didn’t look that great either. But, I left it, thinking I would someday take some more time to fix it but, as time went on, I forgot about it and I never fixed. Then, a few weeks ago, the top corner started falling down. We would put it back up but it would fall right back down. I tried taping it in place but that didn’t work either. It was time for a new shade! Here is the DIY blind gone bad:

When I could stand it no longer, I bought a shade at Lowe’s and took it home with me. Why do little projects like this take so long for me actually take care of them? The new shade was $12. Twelve whole dollars! I could have bought that ages ago and saved myself all this trouble. Silly me. Hopefully I have learned my lesson with this pesky shade. Here is the new shade on the window:

We love that it lets in so much light while still providing some privacy. Our window is on the top story of the house and there is a tree in front of the window so you can’t really see in unless you are standing directly in front of the window. But still, a little privacy is vital :)

So, tell me, do you have any little projects like this that need to be done but have been neglected? Take it from me, just get it done. You will feel so much better :)