The heat has been almost unbearable here the last few weeks! We’ve tried to keep our window blinds closed and doors shut to keep our cold air from escaping :/
Here at the kitchen sink, this little window lets a lot of evening sun inside.
In order to keep some of the direct sunlight out, I decided to use one of my grainsacks as a curtain…no-sew is the best kind, right!
Using three little tacks, I attached the grainsack horizontally directly above the window.
Then I used a ribbon to gather the center and tied it up in the back :)
Now, just the right amount of sunlight comes through the window…and I can drop the ribbon in the middle to completely block out the sun during the hottest part of the day :)
On a side note, I usually don’t like hot pink…but these crepe myrtle blooms were so bright and cheery I clipped some to bring inside. I used an ironstone tureen (that I found for 5$!!) to display them next to the sink :)
And the sign? It came from a local antique mall last year. Sometimes I hang it above the stove, just for a little change. I’ve also hung it from my mirror in our bedroom. A touch of black seems to work in our kitchen with the black cooktop.
And I brought in this vintage wooden tote, put white pitchers inside, and added some more pink blooms. This vintage tote has so many possibilities. It could house spices, silverware, napkins, or a small bowl of fruit.
Are you having record hot temps in your area? I’d love to hear how you beat the heat indoors this summer :)
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