Tuesday, December 16, 2008

To the rescue!

When last we chatted, I mentioned that the living room curtain rod broke and would need to be replaced. But DH came up with a frugal solution!

What broke was a L-shaped plastic bracket that held the front and side pieces of the rod assembly together. Of course, you can't just buy a new plastic piece. And apparently, the contraptions are built differently anyway.

So DH decided to bend a coat hangar into a L-shaped piece that approximates the bracket. A bit of duct tape to hold it together ... and it works! It's not the tightest fit, and it's certainly not elegant, but hey, the curtain covers it very nicely. And neither of us plan on tugging on the curtains, LOL!

Admittedly, it's not a permanent fix, but for the moment it saved us $$. More importantly, it saved us the time and aggravation of buying and putting up a new rod. Hooray!

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