in Tuulaland. What I jokingly call the right side of my brain and what goes on in there sometimes.
Have you ever had a DIY light bulb moment that at the time you thought was so brilliant that you asked yourself “Why haven’t I ever thought of this before?”
Well sometimes there’s a good reason for that. lol.
I thought they were so pretty, kinda reminded me of flower petals, but I had no idea what I would do with them so I walked on by.
Then the other day I had a light bulb moment, and I bought 10 thingies for 2 for $1.
This is our 2nd floor bathroom window
I have a love/hate relationship with the vinyl blind. It’s boring and ugly, but during the summer months we really need it.
We don’t have central air and on hot and humid summer days the blind really helps to keep the house cool by keeping the heat of the sun out.
On all the other days of the year I would love to just let the sunshine in.
This bathroom is also our laundry room, and there’s a shower in the corner that you can’t see that gets used regularly.
Yes even though there are trees outside that act as a screen…
and even though the only window peekers are probably, hopefully, just birds and squirrels…
I still want and need my bathroom privacy.
Sink Mats. Yes I know… crazy… right?
But I’m sure I’ve probably had crazier ideas than this, although I can’t think of one at the moment..
I had never even heard of a sink mat before I walked past them in the dollar store. I didn’t even know that such a thing existed. I guess I never felt the need to have one in my sink.
But I did feel the need to have them in my bathroom window.
Up close they have a really blue hue to them, which is perfect for my blue and white bathroom.
I cut off the outside row on all four sides because I didn’t want the hard edge.
And I just started putting them on the window. They hang on all by themselves.
As I put them up I made sure they matched up well so you can’t tell where one ends and the next one begins.
It was really easy…
And probably took about 15 minutes all total, cutting and applying.
Here’s the before.
And the $5 ‘let the sunshine in’ after.
I absolutely loved the way it looked, and they’re very easy to remove to clean them or the window.
Then I added this pretty scarf as a valance with a couple of finishing nails. It’ll keep the blind out of sight until we need to use it.
So there I was with my project finished… feeling as proud as a country peacock. It was Thursday night. I wrote up my post, got it scheduled… and then (a little too late mind you) I had a thought.
I wonder what it looks like from outside? I asked myself. Considering it’s supposed to be for privacy I’d say that was a pretty important question. lol.
Well by this time it was dark and John went outside to check out the view while I folded some laundry fresh from the dryer. When he came back in he said he could see everything.
No way!!! I said, shocked as I watched that light bulb in my brain start to flicker.
I had to go outside to see for myself and the bottom of the window did obscure the view some, but it didn’t do what I wanted it to do.
So, my lovely glowing light bulb went out right then and there. You might say my brain had its own little power failure. lol.
I have to admit at first I was kinda bummed. I can’t publish this post now, I thought. What if one of my readers tries it, and it doesn’t work. I was all ready to hit delete and call it a black out.
And then I had what for me was a radical thought, and a much more important light bulb moment.
I thought YES.I.CAN. With a little rewriting… of course I can. Why not?
It’s OK if everything I try doesn’t work. I’m not perfect, and I’ll just keep trying. Some ideas will work, and some ideas won’t. That’s just the way it goes. It’s really the trying that I enjoy… the challenge.
So just as quickly as the light went out it came back on again, and I’m back to the drawing board. We still need to pull the blind down at night, but I’m not counting this as a total fail. I think it looks pretty, and it does its job great during the day.
Have you had any fails or semi-fails lately?
If so… just like Johnny Mercer wrote…
Eliminate the negative.
Latch on to the affirmative.
Don’t mess with Mister in-between.”
“You’ve got to spread joy up to the maximum.
Bring gloom down to a minimum.
Have faith or pandemonium’s
liable to make it on the scene. ♪
Thanks so much for reading and until next time…♪ Don’t mess with Mister in-between.
No, don’t mess with Mister in-between. ♪