You folks know I love you, right? But you also worry about little ol’ me quite a bit. Don’t take this the wrong way – I’m happy you care. But getting pregnant has put many of you on high alert.
For example – if I share a recipe, you want to make sure I’m eating organic for the baby. If I write about nursery bedding, you want to make sure I don’t smother my child with a bumper. Don’t even get me started on what you all think about paint fumes and mattress chemicals.
It’s a good thing you don’t know about all the alcoholic beverages I’m drinking.
(I kid, friends. I kid.)
So, when I posted photos of the curtains yesterday, I nearly mentioned that I was still needing to deal with the cords on the bamboo roman shades. I know you folks. And I knew you’d be worried about Baby Dub and those cords. And you were. (I love you all – thanks for the emails and comments reminding me about those little hazards.)
And, I’ve honestly been a little worried about them, too. Especially since I really like the crib in front of the window.
So, I’m turning the tables on you worry warts.
What my best option for a safe (and good-looking) nursery window shade?
CHEAPEST: Use the existing shades.
How can I make the current bamboo shades safer?
MORE EXPENSIVE: Buy roller shades.
MOST EXPENSIVE: Buy cordless shades.
Should I buy a pair of cordless roman shades like these navy versions from Pottery Barn Kids? (And where I can find similar ones that won’t put me in the poor house? $169 apiece? REALLY?)
A few reminders:
- Any shades have to be exterior mounted, due to the window trim.
- This is a nursery on a budget. While I’m drawn to the cordless navy shades, that’s more money than all the “designer” fabric I purchased for the room. (A lot of money.)
- We aren’t planning to be in the house for that long, so it’s hard to purchase expensive shades that may not work in a future home.
- The shades aren’t the main way we’ll darken the room, so they very well may be up a lot of the time. (But I do want shades – I prefer the look.)
- And did I mention that my husband would rather take on any project over hanging new shades? So, it really should be a simple swap-a-roo, if we go that direction.
What would you choose?