Wednesday, April 8, 2015

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

We purchased this gorgeous curtain rod set for our draperies in the library.

It was to replace this awful traverse set that has been here since we purchased the house.

The new rod didn't work out, so we improvised and put the hooks for it on the existing rod
(sans the rope and pull kit that used to be attached to it).
Certainly not what we had in mind, but w/the valance up you can't tell a thing.
Whatever works, right? :)

56 comments:

Sandee said...

Whatever works is right. And you can't see it anyway and that's even better.

Have a fabulous almost Wordless Wednesday. ☺

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Yes I agree with you whatever works! Have a nice day!

Danielle Royalegacy said...

As long as it looks okay is my motto. Have a great day!

http://royalegacy.blogspot.com/2015/04/wordless-wednesday-teddy-bear-picnic.html

Pat Hatt said...

haha that is the way we work too, whatever works at our zoo. And if it doesn't work, we go and get a hammer. That will make it work, or leave a hole in the wall

Janine Huldie said...

Totally with you on whatever works and seriously love how you improvised! ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Clever! I'm not sure I could put all that together though.

stevebethere said...

They look nice Rosey

For some reason your URL always shows up blank in your comments over at mine, not sure you were aware of it ...the ww linky is fine :-)

Have a tanfabulous week Rosey :-)

Christy Maurer said...

LOL yes, whatever works is a great motto!

mail4rosey said...

hmm...that is good to know. Thank you for the info., I'll poke around a bit and see if I can figure out why. :) Tanfabulous week to you too! :)

Masshole Mommy said...

Hey, way to improvise! Great job making it work!

Jay CraftySpices said...

What a bummer that it did not work as you intended it to, but you certainly did a well putting it all back up, great for improvising and as long as it works and your family is happy with it, then all is good.

Take Care!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Aren't you smart to improvise?!?

Manzanita said...

good for you
You know the old saw about necessity.

Paul Pietrangelo said...

I find women are great for that. My wife is fantastic when it come to improvisation. Me, not to good. Ha,ha,ha. Have a great day. See ya.

Cruisin Paul

Faythe M.A said...

I ordered the same color rods, but my finials are not as pretty as yours. Hope your find a way to use them if they don't fit the white rods. maybe as tie back holders? Hubby hasn't hung mine up yet, but mine came with hanging arm kits, so hope they work out, he already threw out the old set!
Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails

~ Noelle said...

HEY...
If it works for you, that is all that matters!!!

Elephant's Child said...

All too familiar. And yes, whatever works is one of my mantras.

Mama Banana said...

If it works...then it's perfect! It's time for us to do some window treatments too!

Scott said...

A can of spray paint will fix that right up! No one would ever know!

Maria Long said...

what a great and clever compromise. I agree try spray paint

MikiHope said...

What ever works is definitely my motto!! And it almost makes more sense to use the rod that already fits then to try to make the new ones fit!

Kristen Campbell said...

I've definitely done things like this before LOL Glad you got it to work!

Liz Mays said...

I love when you can jimmy it up and make things work like that. It makes it all better. :)

RANE said...

Sometimes its better to stick to what you know

Jen said...

I agree, whatever works! :)

Jacquelineand.... said...

A genius solution!

Shelly B said...

Who will know the diff? Improvising nowadays is often a necessity.

Susan Zutautas said...

Good idea to improvise! I call it McGivering :)

Jessica said...

Love it! Sometimes you have to be creative to find a workable solution! lol I have this same kind of problem with our living room curtains...hmmm...maybe it's time to try something new and different!

Chatty Crone said...

Hey if it works - it works.

Rebecca Bryant said...

If it works I say go for it. Cool idea.

Kelly Hutchinson said...

I love this idea! We had a similar experience when we hung drapes in our bedroom.

Brittany @ Clumps of Mascara said...

I think that looks great! When it comes down to it..do people really even notice those things anyway! LOL

Joyce Lansky said...

That's right!

Marie Moody said...

I'll tell ya what. When the kids were younger and we lived in apartments I use to pray that they either left the drapes or the drapery rods up because I have no clue of what you're doing there. I'd nail the drapes up there or something LOL... I'm stumped... when you figure it out will you come by my house and help me??? hehehehe~~ Good luck with that! I personally say if it's not broke... DON'T FIX IT! :)

Milena said...

We are fix-its over here too! Gotta do what works!

Kiwi said...

It works! great way to improvise!

Christina said...

Hey whatever works! I love finding a fix by thinking outside the box!

Anonymous said...

We need to get some draperies. I have had to do that same thing - use the old rod with the new hangers. I hate when things do not work as planned.

FidoseofReality said...

I will share this with my spouse for our next time to improvise for sure!

Katherine Bartlett said...

Totally improvising with lots of things in the house!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Sometimes you just gotta go with the flow! Sounds like it worked in your favor ;)

Launna said...

I'm glad you figured something out... I have to have the easiest method for putting curtains up, it has to be a rod that I put the hooks on or put the curtains over the rod... That is unless someone else is willing to put the fancy rods up for me ... I am not handy :) :) :) xox

Rachee said...

What a great hack and fix to your hack. I may borrow this idea for some curtains I need in my home.

Heather said...

Curtain rods drive me crazy but good hack!

Ashley @Irishred02 said...

I'm with you, whatever works!

Lena B said...

I want to see the finished look

alissa apel said...

Sometimes you have to roll with what you've got. You'll have to measure, and go to the store again. Annoying I know.

Ruchira Khanna said...

Want to see the finished product :)

Thanks Rosey for linking up :)
happy WW!

NC Sue said...

We need to think about new drapes - perhaps you've been my inspiration!
Stop on by Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) to share the finished project! This week's linkup is here:
http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/bluebird-breakfast.html

Cascia Talbert said...

I bet it looks beautiful.

Krystal Butherus said...

That is so helpful. I bet it's good to do these projects now for spring cleaning!

Janeane Davis said...

The important thing is to find a tool that does the job and does it best.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

That's always my motto! Whatever works!

Kristi Maloney said...

Glad that worked out for you. Love that you can't tell the difference. :)

Kenya G. Johnson @ KenyaGJohnson.com said...

I know I've jimmy rigged some stuff like that. I hate it when the new doesn't work with the old though.