Sunday, October 07, 2007

Traverse rods: can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em

vintage curtains

Here are the Other's lovely curtain panels, which we hung up yesterday over the sliding glass door in our living room. A little hard to photograph with light filtering through, but they're an immense improvement over the bog-standard vertical blinds inflicted upon us by the apartment complex. Would you believe he only paid $50 for seven floor-length panels? Not if you've ever priced midcentury textiles, you wouldn't.

The traverse rod instructions said installation would take 30 minutes, but it was more like the whole afternoon. Said instructions were virtually useless, and the instrux on the Home Despot website were only a little better—they were supposed to be for the same SKU, but they were clearly for a slightly different rod. (Plastic gates? What effing plastic gates?!)

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