I really don't like curtains and I LOATH Venetian blinds.
What's the point in having windows in your house if you are just going to cover up the sunshine? I love sunshine!
In the past, most of our houses have been in the country and privacy was never an issue. (Past posts of my nude kids proves that!)
But now we live on the main street of town and it's kind of nice to have a little privacy. Our dining room is small and dark and situated at the corner of two streets. When we moved in there were paper curtains up that I liked but they finally got stained and torn and I had to take them down.
But I didn't want to replace them with dark curtains. I wanted something to provide a little privacy but still let in the light.
I saw this post (Frank Lloyd Wright inspired) and BINGO! This was what I was going to do!
I only bought enough supplies for two windows to begin with, to see if I really liked it. I think I only spent maybe $12 on everything. It was such a hit with the family that we're going to get enough for 6 more windows!
All we did was cut out circles from tissue paper and place them between two sheets of clear contact paper and then hang them by metal rings off a curtain rod. I also think this would be an awesome way to customize windows for kid's birthday parties, seasons, or holidays.
I do have to work on getting rid of the air bubbles though. I'm so excited about this, it really brightens up our little dining room.