Back in March of 2020, I expanded my studio and moved all of my fabrics onto open shelves and LOVED being able to see everything at one time….
I was concerned about the damage that light would do so added curtain rods and sheer curtains over the front….
I liked that I could still see the fabrics thru the curtains but, as time went on, I started to worry about whether the thin fabric was providing any protection to the fabric.
Last week I decided that it was time to correct this problem……but HOW!!
I thought about adding heavier curtains but they would be hard to move out of the way when I wanted to get to the fabric.
I looked at “room-darkening” fabric that I could use to make the curtains, but again, it was stiff and pretty ugly.
Then, I was doing my weekly grocery shop at Walmart and happened to walk down the bathroom aisle. I was super excited to find this…..
….a lightweight, PRETTY shower curtain that would protect the fabric and look nice doing it!!
I also purchased shower curtain hooks and tried them out…..
….but they left too large of a gap at the top.
I solved this in two ways….firstly I moved the curtain rod up about 1.5 inches and secondly, I used 1-inch book-rings (sold in office supplies) to hang the curtains.
I made a few alterations to the curtains to make them the proper width and height, and then stepped back and enjoyed the view…..
Not a bit of that sun is reaching the fabric!!
AND…..they are light enough to hook over the rod ends when I want to see what is on the shelves….
I am superbly happy with this solution!!
I wonder if my studio is “finished” now??