So one of the first things I tackled upon move in to our new abode-ment was the bathroom shower curtain. I suppose it was technically the bathroom door I “tackled”, but I did it by using a shower curtain so either specification works. If you’re interested in the specific specifications (because who isn’t, right? oh. not you? well then you…) you can check them out here.
If you want to skip to the shortcut, this is what we’ve been working with for the past 6 weeks. And it works.
But. If you look closer… and a little farther up in the picture… you might see the beginning of our dirty little secret. That rusty tension rod. I can’t believe it took 6 weeks (I’m sticking with “6 weeks” because I think it sounds like less time than “a month and a half” and that is important to me with this project) for us to finally get our act together and address it.
Address what? A simple rusty tension rod? But wait. There’s more.
So we finally did something. And when I say finally, I mean it took us way too long to get to this point, but we did actually take action the first weekend that we moved in. We went out and bought window adhesive covering. But. Turns out that even though the picture looked “frosted” the adhesive was actually “noir.” As in black. Solid.
There was a delay getting to Home Depot to exchange it. There was the delay of needing two people to do the project with no mess ups. There was the delay due to the lack of motivation to do anything other than catch up on Mad Men (we just started Season 4 last night – very exciting). But finally. We did it.
We went with the Gila brand that Home Depot carries and the entire project cost less than $30 (between the adhesive and the application kit).
We got right down to business cutting out the pieces so they’d be the right size and following the instructions step-by-step to get it on the window. It was actually an entirely painless project that took about 30 minutes in total. (And probably could have taken less, but we did it while I was simultaneously
breaking baking the apple cinnamon coffee cake.)
It worked out well that we did this on a Sunday because trash day is Monday, so we just took the tension rod and liner and marched right out to the trash bin with them. Talk about liberating. And for our final frosted product:
It doesn’t really do it justice (I need a “real” camera), but the fact along that it means no more playing “don’t touch the shower curtain – whatever you do” while sudsing up should be enough to relay just how fabulous of an improvement it is. Even if you don’t get the full effect in the photo.
And on a completely-separate-but-entirely-related note: I don’t know if anyone gets the reference, but whenever I think of “frost” – in any sense other than winter and cupcakes – I think of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. And this:
Well. More specifically, I think of Matthew McConaughey but that’s beside the point.