I am using my trusty new
toy tool. . .
. . .my Rowenta steamer. . .
to work on my crumpled drapery panels.
Not a big HONKIN' steamer I know,
but I thought it was big enough for the
I set off to turn this. . .
Into this. . .
And as I am working on just ONE panel,
I remember the good ole' days.
Back to my previous life as an Interior Designer,
where we would order draperies from a
workroom or a fabricator.
Those suckers would come in all neatly pleated, folded,
tissue papered, whatever it took to make them
Once in a while we had to do a little touch up but
THAT was easy.
THIS is not.
Of course these are out of a bag drapery panels as my current budget
does not allow for custom draperies.
I have 10 panels that need steamed or ironed.
They have been hanging for a couple weeks
(don't freak out. . they are not ALL pink)
and I was hoping gravity would give me a little help.
THAT didn't work ! ! !
THANKS FOR NOTHING DEAR GRAVITY.
So here I am left with steamer in one hand,
drapery panel in the other in order to keep them tight to steam them. . .
AND I am wondering what am I doing here!???
This is a LONG, drawn out and HOT process.
Should I just
throw the steamer across the room
give up, call uncle, and quit
this steaming and just pull the iron out of the closet?
Part of me says
"NO I committed to this process and I WILL see it through."
Another part of me says
"Who cares if my drapes look like slept on bedsheets?"
For now, I am going to keep plugging along with the steaming process,
but I am wondering
what YOU would have done. .
STEAM 'em or IRON 'em?
What do you prefer?
Until next time . . .