If there is a trend, I will always, ALWAYS get in on the tail end of said trend.
Two years later.
So when bamboo window treatments became popular, I was all, “Ooooh lookie how pretty!”.
Then I was all, “Ooooh lookie how expensive!”.
I made a rhyme!
So finding window treatments that keep the sun out and the room cool is hard.
We have gone through four, count’ em, 4 kinds of window coverings in eight years.
Then sun blocking shades.
The all mighty sun blocking curtains.
Then back to blinds.
Nothing, nothing was working.This summer I said to the hubs, “I can’t do it anymore. I love seeing your face in the morning but the blinding sun is killing me. And I think I have a sunburn. You know. From the 6 am sun wake up call”.
So off to the home improvement store we went.
This is a tip really for anything in life but especially as it pertains to your window treatment area:
Nothing good comes from going the half a@# route.
There are things in life where going the cheap route is not a good thing.
Sometimes it is best to pay more for the better product/service.
Window treatments are at the top of this list.
OK, maybe bikini waxes are at the top.
But window treatments are definitely # 2.
So here is what our windows looked like before:
There are mini blinds up there.
But you can’t see them.
Because of the blinding sun.
So after years of pining for the “trendy” “spendy” blinds, we finally shelled out the dough.
In honor of full disclosure, I should tell you they weren’t cheap.
I shoulda got the bikini wax instead….
These blinds were up the first week of July.
And I am just now sharing this with you.
I feel like we just haven’t connected that much this summer.
Don’t you agree?
I promise to get better with this now that the kids are back in school.
It makes it so much warmer looking in here.
Warmer looking, NOT warmer feeling.
Plus bamboo is just so much fun to say.
And rhyme with.
We’ve been bamboozled.
Yoo-hoo! Is that bamboo that you got too??
Oh pooh pooh!
I will stop now.