Curtains: Adult Achievement Unlocked!

I’ve been in my new apartment for 2 months now and the hanging of curtains has been confounding me… UNTIL TODAY.

The walls in my building are a mixture of cement, plaster and metal, so when I tried to install curtains the traditional way… things ended up looking like this:

Holy Moly.
Holy Moly.

After some internet research about how to hang curtains without putting holes in walls, and after living with a short curtain push-pinned into my ceiling…

Not very private curtain set up.  There are probably so many pics of me changing on the internet!!
Not very private curtain set up. There are probably so many pics of me changing on the internet!!

… I gathered all the supplies needed to get this working TODAY. The Solution?  3M Hooks.  I bought a crap ton of 3M hooks, and used some standard curtain rods that fit directly into those 3M hooks… and Magic Happened.

So Many Hooks!!!
So Many Hooks!!!

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I put a bird on it.
I put a bird on it.

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Hanging Curtains!!!
Hanging Curtains!!!

The curtains were super long, so I got lazy and used some iron-on fusible tape to get things done quickly.  Everything is the right length and if I ever need to make adjustments to them again, it should be easy to fix!

Feeling more like a grown-up today… and no more peeping Toms!

Bedroom Curtains Too!
Bedroom Curtains Too!

2 thoughts on “Curtains: Adult Achievement Unlocked!

  1. The thing with this building is that it is such an enormous pain to drill into the walls! I have shelves upon shelves that are unhung because I can’t work up the nerve to start drilling. I mean I have the right kind of drill bit and all, but it’s still a giant pain.

    I am making it my mission to hang the shelf over my bathroom door by the time this long weekend is up. Please hold me accountable!

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