You will get a big laugh because after all was said and done, I did. In a previous entry, I went through the steps in making one of two shades for the utility room. I shorten the ties and I like the look now. And, read to the end for I have a tip to share.
In preparation for the second shade, the object was to remove a pleated shade and its hardware involving 4 screws and mounting two brackets for the new shade involving 2 screws. Sounds simple, doesn't it?
I needed a step ladder to climb up on the higher bar stool. Just try standing on that bar around the bottom of the stool to climb on top of it! And, yes, yes, I know there is a ton of dust on the drill bit tool box, but it's place is in the barn.
A collection of tools on the washing machine.
Another collection of tools on the window. BTW, are you suppose to dust windows ledges hidden behind a shade? lol
Without writing a book, the problem was trying to find the proper size flat head screw driver to remove the screws in the pleated curtain hardware. Next, find the proper size Phillips screw head to keep from stripping the head of the screw and then getting the screw all the way into the oak window casing. TIP: Stick the screw in a bar of soap so it will screw all the way in.
This is the new bracket and you have my permission to laugh. BTW, after the last screw was done, I took a nap instead of starting on the second shade. As Scarlett O'Hara would say, "I'll think about that tomorrow."
Until next time, God bless.