Tuesday, April 14, 2009
When we designed our kitchen we incorporated glass doors with bead board in the back of the cabinet. So, obviously I knew everything would be exposed and in full view. In fact I rather enjoy looking at some of my favorite plates and glassware, I prefer not to hide them since they spend much of their time dormant and in hiding.
Now sometimes I get tired of the look or I just don't have all the right pieces to pull the desired look together, (nor would The Accountant be happy with my purchasing new pieces to complete the "look").
So, last year I decided to make curtains for the inside of the door. This would hide my mess and give the kitchen a little different feel. Because the cabinets were brand new, I could not dare drill a hole for the curtain rods needed to hold up the curtains...hummmmmm.
In walks 3M removable hooks to save the day! The curtain rods are the smallest you could find, so they would fit perfectly in the "cord minders". The "cord minders" actually wrap around the curtain rod, so when you put one in each corner of the door they actually cause just the right amount of tension to keep the curtain taught.
Beautiful!!!! Now that is not where I stop with these great tools of modern invention! I use them anywhere I do not feel comfortable putting holes in my walls or wood work...there are styles for all kinds of tasks.
In the past I have not taken as many pictures of my home as I should, but I promise the next time I come up with a new twist to my infatuation with 3M I will document it. Past uses have been to hang picture frames from bookshelves, hang all kinds of things from my ceilings for parties (snowflakes, stars, balloons..you get the idea)and even for their intended purposes of holding keys :). The best part of it all is that they don't leave a mark and just pull away when I am done.