Gramma and I got quite a bit done on my birth sukkah this week! I really wanted to create the atmosphere of a tent. Also, we’re working in a garage with building materials leaning against the walls and a concrete floor. Translation: lots of things to hide. Answer: curtains! Please forgive my not so perfect photos, but I’m going to use them anyway so you can see what we did. I showed you the eyescrews that Doug put into the ceiling last week. This week we gathered the following supplies.
We used a 100 foot line of paracord. We used this for several reasons. We only needed 50 feet, but we could get it 100 feet for $7. It is very strong. When we’re done with it, it can be tucked in one of our emergency backpacks! We also picked up these cool curtain hooks. By using these, we can actually open and close curtains as needed. Just a heads up, these little buggers are hard to squeeze open. They cost closer to $9 for the three packages.
We did a test fit of sheets to see how many we needed to go around all four sides. That’s when we discovered how hard the hooks are to squeeze open. Ouch! So, in the pics, you will see a lot of sagging. That’s because I got tired of trying to pinch the hooks. 🙂
Since the hooks are a challenge, and this job requires me climbing up on a stepstool, we decided to get all the curtains installed and flipped up out of the way now. That’s not a job we want to put off until the last minute. 🙂 If you had the money, it would probably be very pretty to have all matching curtains, but I’m just going to consider this look eclectic lol. It was amazing to me how quickly the garage disappeared and how cozy it felt inside the sukkah. We were able to guage the space better with some curtains up, too. We will have room for a table (to hold birth supplies), twin bed, birth ball, pool, rocking chair, and extra chair. Just outside the curtain, tucked in a corner, will be a hospital potty. 🙂
I can’t wait to show you what we get done next week! It feels like it’s really coming together!