Oh, sliding glass doors.

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What trouble you are. When we first bought our house, the sliding glass doors to the patio had the ugliest vertical blinds I’ve ever seen vertical blinds. As you can guess, I’m not a fan of vertical blinds. They were one of the first things to go when we moved in. I had these curtains left over from my college days that I hung up temporarily (i.e. for two years). They weren’t wide enough to really cover all of the glass, and they were pretty thin as well.

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I finally got around to getting some new curtains on sale at Ikea a while ago, and I just had to hem the bottom. Look at how much better they cover the glass! An unexpected benefit was the temperature difference in the kitchen; with the summer sun not peeking through anymore, it is much cooler. Once the kitchen is painted, I’ll make some cafe curtains for above the sink and then add a strip of the same fabric to the top of these curtains.