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Back to blogging...
A conversation over at Auntie Leila's about air conditioning reminded me of something I have been meaning to do for a while. Window quilts, kind of.
Our front living room/dining room/school room/dry bar (gotta love the 80's) is a very large room with tall ceilings that gets the bulk of the afternoon/evening sun. It also has two outside walls and one wall that backs the garage. One summer, I used some blankets to test my theory about keeping this room cooler but I just tacked them up temporarily. I have been wanting to make something that looked a little nicer, but didn't want to spend a lot of money or time. When I noticed an old coverlet that I never really cared for was coming unraveled, I decided it was time!
Command Adhesive Small Wire Hooks. I also ran out of hooks so the bottom panels are just clamped on to the blinds behind them for right now. Even with a fairly new air conditioning system, this room is routinely 2 to 3 degrees warmer than any other room in the house. I'm hoping that blocking those afternoon scorching rays will help keep us all in more pleasant state of mind!
Let's talk some more about how to beat this summer heat!