Saturday, 23 May 2009

Drudgery



So whose clever idea was it to transform the ancient Venetian wooden shutter into modern, metal, fine-slatted blinds, supposedly ideal for long awkward windows where fabric wouldn't do?

My white kitchen blinds, custom-made by John Lewis such a long time ago, have soaked in a bath with sugar soap till the water turned tea-coloured, and are now ready to be hung up. But before that, the slats, which have only the smallest finger space between them, need to be wiped individually on both sides with a microfibre cloth, as some of the dirt won't just float off. Only then will they gleam and look like nearly-new.

So, ask me how I'm spending my Saturday morning?

3 comments:

Susan said...

You must listen to a book on audio CD from the library perhaps and/or put yourself in a trance like state while doing any and all chores like this one. Be "with" the slats grasshopper. xo from les Gang

Rachel said...

...I am one with the blinds.....one with the blinds....zzzzzz......

Karlee said...

Your custom-made blinds are looking pretty nice. You just inspire me for a DIY project.

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