Sassy Find for the Month of Dec.

Posted on December 17, 2009. Filed under: Curtains | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Sassy Tie Back

Sassy Tie Back - 2 for 25 SAR

I was extremely elated when I saw this cheap and sassy accessory in the sooq last week, (Sitteen St. across from Steps Shoe Store).

Several colors and styles are available from Hot Pink hearts to Beige squares – so cute, Maa Shaa Allaah!

Sassy Tip ‘O Mine: An extra-large wooden hair accessory makes a great plan B so long as your curtain isn’t too thick. I was about to DIY this but stumbling upon a bigger and better one suited my fancy. This beats those tie backs that are drilled into your walls any day.

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Broken Mini Blind Rod: Key Chain Loop to the Rescue!

Posted on December 7, 2009. Filed under: DIY, Key Chains, Mini Blinds, Refurbished Goods | Tags: , , , , , , |

Mini Blind Stick

Before the electrician could put up my new mini blinds, an ever curious child broke the metal piece which attaches the slat turning rod to the opener.

I eagerly searched for something sturdy enough to take its place. I couldn’t find anything, but I allowed the electrician to put them up anyway hence the dust in one of the photos. I know that I should have dusted before snapping the pics…oh well :)

Elated as can be, for sunlight is now a constant companion in my home, I began my search for a metal replacement.  I spotted a key chain lying around. The loop made perfect sense.

Key Chain Loop

I partially untwisted the finding so that it resembled a hook which would allow the slat turning rod to dangle.

Testing, testing...

I tested it to make sure that it was both long and thin enough. It was of perfect length and width.

A perfect fit!

I then connected the finding to the metal opener on the mini blind just as one would loop on a key.

Nice and snug...

I attached the rod, then, secured it by slightly turning back the tip of the finding with a pair of jewelry pliers.

All done. It was as easy as pie:)

Enjoy.

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