Monday, February 10, 2014
MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE ...
OR ... guess once and go to the fabric store twice!
Yes, I did this. I guessed at the amount of fabric needed for my son's curtains, and I was wrong.
It all started because I am giving my younger son's bedroom a makeover. The two boys used to share a room "back in the day".
Now my younger son is 13 and I want to update his room to give him more of a "teen" room. But he doesn't want to look at catalogs for ideas, he doesn't want to go to fabric stores, and when I ask what he does want he says "I don't know."
So I went to the fabric store without him, texted him pictures of 3 different fabrics, he picked one, I bought enough to make curtains for his two windows. Or so I thought.
However, when he saw the too-short curtain made up, he didn't like it anyway. From the picture I sent, he thought the fabric was black.
I'm going to the fabric store today. I am going to measure the windows first, and I am going to buy the same fabric he picked, but in black and white.
On the plus side - there's wine in the fridge.
Don't forget to measure, y'all.