Fall is here and I’m back working on a bunch of projects! Feels good to be
tackling stuff again. This one is simple and inexpensive fix that may be
helpful for a lot of you.
We have a window at our stair landing that I’ve wanted to address for
I love love love our stairs! The landing just felt a bit bare with the plain
Obviously it didn’t bother me too badly as it was — I’ve left it like this
for three years now. But I’ve wanted to add some drapes and a little something
to dress it up.
Problem is, the window is WAY up there! I needed super long curtains to make
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I ended up switching out those gray drapes for lighter ones, knowing I’d
eventually use the gray ones later:
I went back to IKEA for the drapery hardware I used last time — I needed a
really long rod, which is typically more expensive. IKEA’s curtain hardware
saved the day! I only paid $10 for the long rod and all of the hardware. I’ve
never found rods and hardware for that cheap anywhere.
I got up on an eight foot ladder to hang them and thought I was going to die.
I was sweating so badly I couldn’t even use my tools at times. 😂 I am NOT a
fan of heights. One hundred percent do not recommend.
But it was worth it! Our son suggested we add a bench here, which I loved!
He’s so smart. 🙂 I need to steam the drapes since they’ve been folded up for
years, but otherwise it looks great!:
Our landing isn’t huge, but we still have plenty of room. Our upstairs is
small with just a few rooms, so not many people go up there:
This is the time of year that I welcome a bit more stuff into our home — it
feels cozy and warm. In the new year I may want a little less…we’ll
We love it. It feels so much more finished and pretty:
the board and batten
like the bottom wall.
Colby LOVES it and spends a few hours a day snuggled on the bench:
The whole family appreciates my projects. 🙂 Maybe sweating on the ladder
was worth it!
check out this post
to see more about the cheap drapery hardware and a link to the drapes I’ve