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Quick Change Artist

I've been sick of the shades on my back doors since I bought our house, but never got around to changing them. I just couldn't figure out what I wanted to do and could never committ. Last week, I finally bit the bullet and bought something simple and classic that I love, inspired by my friends John and Sherry and what is now Young House Love.

A quick trip to Target, $60 and about 20 minutes later, I had a much sleeker looking back door that I could actually enjoy the view out of, along with what looks like a larger room because of the positioning of the curtain rod above the doors. This is a tip from John and Sherry that makes your windows look longer, the ceiling higher and your room bigger. I'm going to replicate this on several windows throughout my house because I love the way it turned out!



  1. I've thought about doing something similar, but I was worried the curtains would get in the way of the door opening and get ripped off. Have you had any problems gettting in and out of your door?

  2. such a small change made such a huge difference! it looks great!

  3. looks great...and I love that wall color!

  4. Looks pretty! I too love your wall color!

  5. Looks great! Thrifty and classy all in one!

  6. Isn't it amazing what a big difference such a little thing can make!?! It looks great!

  7. love john and sherry :) and love the new look and loooove the color of your walls!

  8. You did good! Looks great! Don't you love Target? Wish we had one...I have to drive 45 miles...but I do it with pleasure/ha

  9. Love it love it love it. And thanks for the shout out! You definitely spiffed that door up and we love that Target came to the rescue (as it does so often for us)!

    Sherry (& John)

  10. Which brings me to a favor I wanted to ask you...

  11. Love it and love Young House Love too!!! Great job!

  12. I love the after! What a huge difference!


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