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Journal

August 14th

Drapes

 Hanging drapes is easier than you think. With these simple rules — you’ll have your new window treatments installed in no time.

First, measure your window to see what size curtains you will need and where you will want the curtain rod mounted. Remember to always measure twice and drill once.

 Mount the bracket for the double curtain rod using a power drill. Make sure that the placement is where you want it so that your curtains will hang correctly. If you are mounting the bracket in drywall, you may need to use anchors so that the weight of the curtains won’t pull the bracket out. If you are mounting directly into a wood window frame you will not need them.

 Using the smaller of the two rods, hang the sheers. You will hang the rod on the inside bracket. Using the larger of the two rods, hang the curtains. This rod will go on the outside. When finished, you can buy decorative tie-backs to finish your new look.