Look How Jeff Hangs Curtains

So stick around long enough and you'll learn that Jeff is very resourceful. Check out how he hung these curtains in our backyard, creating a cozy and warm atmosphere for our covered back patio.

When we moved into our house about a year ago, the previous owners had installed a huge dog run that extended the entire length of one side of the backyard. The ugly chain link fence was an eyesore, and totally unnecessary for us (especially since there is another fenced area on the side of the house.) See it in this photo? You have to squint and look at the back of the picture, behind the metal gazebo frame, see all that chain link? no bueno!

So one day Jeff went to town and ripped up all that chain link with his bare hands. He subsequently posted the materials on craigslist and in 15 minutes had 15 people calling him to purchase the chain link. So he made about $50, got rid of the eyesore, but was left with the long poles that the buyer never came back for.

Instead of throwing it away, Jeff got an awesome idea to use the poles as curtain rods. He cut them to size and hung them using these hooks from Home Depot. They hang behind the wood frame of the patio cover, so you can't see the hooks. For the poles that were too short, Jeff got creative, er resourceful, and used the end of a broom to connect two short pieces, making one long piece. He's a genius.

I helped with the process by hemming all the curtains we purchased from Ikea (for $19.99 a pair!). And here is the finished project.
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(more pics coming)

Awe, so cozy. We tried it out last week for our soccer party BBQ and it really did transform the place. And we got lots of compliments on it.

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