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Old 06-21-2006, 08:31 AM
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Thanks Iris but they are wooden doors.

My DH doesnt want to drill any other holes in the doors either.

I think that I am going to go with Joy's suggestion and add something above the doors and just get over the ugly blinds. I'm thinking of getting a piece of wood the length of the door to hang up there. I will distress it and paint a saying on it.

I'm a little leary of putting flowers up there because of the dust and anything that might come in with that door being open and closed a lot.


Thanks Ladies! I still like the idea of other curtains but I can understand my husband's view too.
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Old 06-21-2006, 02:10 PM
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My idea might work, too.

Remove the blinds.

Find some lacy plastic or rubber tablecloth material and cut to fit the door glass. It should stick like those decoration things.

With a thumbtack on the top of the door, hang a pretty wreath on each door.

Suction cups hold pretty stained glass things too.
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Old 06-21-2006, 03:35 PM
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My idea might work, too.

Remove the blinds.

Find some lacy plastic or rubber tablecloth material and cut to fit the door glass. It should stick like those decoration things.

With a thumbtack on the top of the door, hang a pretty wreath on each door.

Suction cups hold pretty stained glass things too.
I love your ideas! ( back in a few DD is yelling from the potty. )
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Old 06-21-2006, 07:44 PM
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I think that they used to make plastic table runners too. I wonder if that would be wide enough. With a tablecloth, I would be cutting off one of the edges--dont you think that would make it look funny? Maybe I could find one that didnt have a decorative edge around it.

I'll look around to see what I can find and report back here.


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When you finally get your project done, I sure hope you post a picture so we can all see how well it turned out.
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PS I agree about the dust thing and the flowers, never thought of that.
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Old 06-22-2006, 08:18 AM
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When you finally get your project done, I sure hope you post a picture so we can all see how well it turned out.
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PS I agree about the dust thing and the flowers, never thought of that.
Whatever I decide to do, I will post a pic of it!
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Old 06-23-2006, 11:32 AM
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My Mom use to live in an apartment with doors just like these. She took some unbleached muslin and measured the windows on the doors, down the lenght and added about 4'' more and used the width of the material. That way she could make a casing across the top and bottoms of the windows. Then took some plastic picture hooks and threaded a spring curtain rod through the casings and hung them on the doors.
They looked good. Then you could take them down and wash them to be cleaned. And the ruffle effect would cover the brackets that hold the shades up. You could store the shades to be placed back up when you move.

If you would like it more of a country style you could possible mske the curtains out of checked material of you favorite color.

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I think the stretchy plastic stuff Bilby mentioned is called "stretch cord"I use them alot in my windows. They are very inexpensive. My neighbour has doors similar to yours and she used lace curtains on each door, secured them top and bottom with stretch cord and made a sort of sash out of same material and used it to tie around each curtain and made a bow. Very country looking. Also you can get mac tack in faux frosted glass, looks nice also.
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I think you've hit it on the noggin! .... and I've finally, and quite by mistake, found a picture of what I was trying to describe. In lace in plain or patterned fabric .....
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Thank you for all of the hard work that all of you have put into this!

Questions.... how do you attach the stretch cord to the door?

and what is mac tack?


Thanks so much for your help!!
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