Our thermal mass fireplace is lit twice a day, just as the heat doctor ordered.
When we look outside at the dreary weather, along with some garden junk/vermicomposter, our view is mostly of this large house next door, which is admittedly much like the colour of winter’s fog hereabouts.
We no longer need to open our overhead (garage-type) door to cancel the edge between inside and outside living space. And, to feel cozier and reduce our neighbours’ view into our living space in the dark winter months, curtains are in order.
You’ll notice they don’t go to the floor. The overhead garage door has a seal around the outside, but its design and construction still admit some cold air into the house. To help with this little draft, I added a 7″ strip of fabric at the height of one of the door’s wood frames, and another tube of fabric for the hem. Now the curtains reach the floor. Much cozier.
I used the same wonderful fabric (called “Flying Carpet”) that I covered the alcove cushion and the upholstered loveseat with.
It has a pattern repeat of 7.5″, so to get the most from my fabric, that’s the width I cut the strip! The little bit of OCD left over from my home economics teaching days insisted that the subtle pattern lines up across the four curtain panels and the hem. It also has a nap (or direction of the pile, which reflects light differently, depending on which way the nap lies.) Trust me to pick a complicated fabric.
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