Winterizing the Windows

November 7, 2012
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By Daisy Luther

One of the nicest things about my cabin in the woods is how the living room has enormous windows with a million dollar view out every one.

The not so nice thing is that one of these windows is a 10 foot long single pane draft monster!

I made draft blockers out of some rolled fleece a couple of weeks ago, and that helped a lot….until the temperature dropped.

Look at the frost that covered the field by my house this morning! Brrrr…. the grass was positively crunchy from it!

As it’s difficult to find a 10 foot long curtain rod (and I’m cheap) I broke out the high tech hammer and nails to do this project. I used items that I already had:

4 curtains
2 plush throws
Safety pins

For the first step, I took two rather battered plush throws and hung them over the windows. This was not pretty of course, and there is no way I could handle leaving it like this.  I left the draft blockers in place because every layer helps!

I used safety pins to attach the throws together in the middle.
Then I hung curtains over the throws.  I didn’t have one type of curtain so I placed some sheers in the middle and then added regular drapes to the ends.  The drapes are also nailed to the walls at each end in order to keep out a bit more of the draft. I nailed small pleats into the drapes to make it look as though the were hung on a rod (well, sort of.)  Here is the end result.  Not bright and sunny, but this west facing window really didn’t add much in the way of sunlight anyway. I have to sacrifice the view of the pine grove for the winter, too, but warmth is really more important.  We noticed a significant difference in temperature after doing this.
Daisy Luther

About the Author

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper. She is widely republished across alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, Daisy is the best-selling author of 4 books and lives in the mountains of Virginia with her two daughters and an ever-growing menagerie. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

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