I finally got the master bedroom ready for Sister Suzy. Damn, I hate bunged up knees! I took down the Vertical blinds that seem to be ubiquitous to Arizona on all windows and doors. Oh, and patio doors are arcadia doors in Arizona, too. You get some really puzzled looks when you talk about your patio doors until they make the connection.
Any way, this is what I came up with.
I went to Hobby lobby and picked up 5 yards of white flocked drapery lining. I made a sash/black-out curtain and hung that over the door blocking out any light that might come around the curtain as well as blocking out the cold/heat. That curtain alone cut the temperature in that room by at least 10 degrees and the A/C isn't cycling as much. Then I hung the drapes I originally bought for the front room on the rod that the finials screw into but only used one and butted the other end up against the wall. I used rings on the sash curtain so you can open the curtains and step out the door. But like a dummy I got the wrong size rings for the drapery rod, so I had to just run the drapes on the rod until I can get the right size rings to finish the project. This makes the drapes hang a little high in the picture.
If Sister Suzy wants it darker in her room, I will go back to Hobby Lobby to get the black drapery lining fabric and make another curtain. She has a security light just outside her patio door shining on the mailboxes and courtyard. It really lights up that room and the balcony.
Well I'm going to be off line for a month or so while I'm back in Kansas getting Sister Suzy and visiting family.
Y'all hold the fort down and don't have too much fun!