Not too long ago I walked into the office and noticed something was wrong with my floor length curtains.
I wasn’t sure how those small holes got there. It was a work-at-home day so I sat down and started working. About an hour later I noticed Sami attacking the pull cord for the blinds and that’s when I figured it out. Sami’s nails were getting caught in the curtain when she plays with the pull cord.
I went to Target to check out their selection of drapery holdbacks. As luck would have it they had a lot of their drapery rods and holdbacks on clearance. I found a package of beautiful Target Home holdbacks lying behind some curtains and a quick trip to the scan it yourself scanner told me that they were marked down to $4.98 from $14.99. Sold!
The installation was quite easy.
- Mark the location
- Drill 3/16 pilot holes
- Install anchors
- Fasten holdback to wall
- Push curtain behind holdback
Even Sami likes them…mostly because she now has unobstructed access to her favorite cords. What an easy and simple solution for $5. I love the look of curtains that just hang without using holdbacks but sometimes you have to mix things up a bit.