What forced me to actually get into gear and start writing in this blog that I had already secured my name with a month ago is all in thanks to Sherry of Young House Love. I have admired their home re-designs for a few years now and long-anticipated my own home to fix up and now I have it! But, what really pushed me to get the ball rolling was the Pinterest Challenge created by her and Katie Bower. I have been on Pinterest for a while now and am constantly pinning things that I want to do to my home. For the most part, I have made many recipes but nothing for the house.
My husband and I are finicky when it comes to our privacy, and while our new neighbors are nice, we do not like the thought of people being able to see into our house at night with our lights on and us being unable to see outside due to the dark. So for a month we would close our hurricane shutters on our porch to give us privacy. Dorks? Paranoid? The new weirdos on the block? Yup, that would be us. So after pinning these simple no-sew roman shades from Involving Color and wanting to face the challenge I grabbed a yard of fabric on sale at JoAnn's for $6, some mini blinds from Wal-Mart for $10, a tape measurer, scissors, and my hot glue gun and tackle the beast.