Decorating Really Big Windows


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Old 12-01-04, 11:58 AM
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Question Decorating Really Big Windows

Hi,

My boyfriend has several large windows in his bedroom. One of them is 120' wide and about 54' tall. Right now they are covered by black trash bags and old sheets that are stapled to the wall surrounding the windows. It is hideous. He does'nt want people to be able to see into his room but I want some sunlight. He probably can not afford blinds big enough to cover the windows. We need a very very very inexpensive option for decorating these windows.

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Old 12-01-04, 05:40 PM
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Quote: "One of them is 120' wide and about 54' tall."

Yup, that's a big window all right.

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Old 12-01-04, 07:30 PM
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Smile

Oops, I don't do measurements very well. I meant inches. How embarrassing!
 
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Old 12-01-04, 07:36 PM
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Big windows

I meant to say 120 inches wide and 54 inches high not feet. oops
 
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Old 12-01-04, 07:44 PM
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No problem. Just kiddin' with you.

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Old 12-01-04, 07:51 PM
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Have you considered bamboo (or reed) roll-up blinds? They're not terribly expensive and they look fairly decent. Just a thought.

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Old 12-01-04, 09:38 PM
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djayala,

I'll see if I can find out what you are talking about.

HINT -- use the "Post Reply" button -- DON'T start a new thread by asking a new question!!
 
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Old 12-02-04, 08:25 AM
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You can buy mini-blinds cheap at walmart--not that wide, but you could use two, that would leave a gap between them though.

You can also buy drapery panels fairly cheaply with tab tops that you can just drag across on a cheap rod. Or you could simply buy 60" wide fabric and make two panels--if you choose the right fabric you can leave the edges unfinished, use a fabric glue or iron on hem binder (like stitch witchery) on top and bottom and use clip on rings to attach to the rod. (check the price of panels before you go to this trouble though--it probably will be similar in price at a place like walmart)

I just checked on Walmart and a two panel set is about $17 plus a rod. You may actually need three panels for that widest window though. That's OK when you open it use the tieback to give the center one an hourglass figure.
 
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Old 12-02-04, 05:53 PM
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Thumbs up thank you

Thanks everyone for your great advice. The ideas you metioned seem doable
and attractive.


djayala
 
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Old 12-02-04, 06:08 PM
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Welcome djayala,

Threads have been merged and it makes it easier for folks to follow if you do as lefty suggested and use the reply button to add something to this thread.

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