Well, several years ago when my son was still a toddler, he had a play date with the son of one of our friends. And you know how kids (especially older toddlers) say things that they've heard from parents but shouldn't repeat? Well the little cutie pie came up to me and told me that his daddy calls me the crazy German. Haha...! Now I don't know if this was meant as a compliment, but I take it as such. I really do! After all I leave an impression ;)
So when I thought about what to name my blog, this little scenario came to my mind and I had just found my new love for cuckoo clocks. It all made sense to me. I know there are lots of "cuckoo for" websites out there but it fits perfect for this crazy/cuckoo German.
|The movie was filmed the year I was born ;) (source)|
Can you believe that a mom at school actually asked one of my neighbor's if I have a speech impediment, for realz. Ahh no, that's just a German accent! I don't have a bad accent anymore, so maybe it's just hard to determine. It did make me laugh though!
So thanks to all my readers for flying over my cuckoo's nest every week. I really appreciate it! And thank you so much for everybody that voted for me on Apartment Therapy's "The Homies" last week.
Now last week I posted my painted window cornice (click here) and some of you asked me to explain how I originally built it. I will try to explain it to you today.
It's actually super simple. Easy peasy!
All I did was cut MDF into my desired size. I have the cornice 1.5 inches longer on each side than the window and 3 inches sticking out from the wall. My roman shades are inside mount, if you have an outside mount shade you need to adjust that accordingly.
I attached the side pieces to the front by glueing and screwing (don't forget to pre-drill) them together.
All you have to do after that is attach your fabric.
I ended up letting some of the fabric hang over the actual cornice when I stapled fabric to it the second time. In the above photo you can see what I'm talking about. I was actually too lazy to remove my first fabric and just stapled right over it with the next one. Thankfully you can't see it from the outside of the window. That would be a no-no.
I have no clue where I originally got the hardware from to hang the window cornice. I found it in one of my toolboxes but they work great. I have them on both sides and I can take them off or hang them very easily.
So that's it. Not very exciting isn't it? Ugh, actually very boring.
It'll be more exciting to work on my powder room. Let me tell you the sanding of all those diamond lines is horrible.
Talk to you on Friday.