A Dark Room

Yesterday a dream came true.  I slept for 8 1/2 hours with only 1 interruption in my own room.    To what do I owe this great miracle, you ask?  I think this picture says a lot.

One dark room!
One dark room!

You know how in most rooms you can see the outline of your bed or your rooms.  Not in my room.  It is totally dark.  That little light you see in all the darkness is from my cable box which I can turn off.

How did I do this?  Well, it was the entire reason I moved.  I wanted to  get away from the loud birds, geese, ducks, and create the darkest room I could.  I even thought about living in the basement apartment and renting out the top part so I could keep it really dark.  I knew it would change my life if I could just sleep well.   It might sound crazy but to me it was worth buying a whole house just for that reason- to sleep!

Anyway, the first thing I did was had a wall of curtains installed by Calico Corners.  This was thick fabric with black out panels.  This created about 90% blockage and creates an awesome statement in the room that I love.

curtains
The curtains!

To a sane person this might have been enough but I’d come so far to not get my 100% dark room.  It wasn’t enough! That light that came through the top of the curtains was actually quite bright (there is a bright street lamp right outside my room).

So I had the company that installed the rest of my window treatments, the Blindman, install these:

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Combined you have what is in my opinion the perfect room.  It is quiet, totally dark and all me.  I LOVE MY ROOM!!!  I slept 8 1/2 hours!!!!!  Is there anything so exciting!  I don’t think there is.  I am SO HAPPY!!!

I told my friend Adrienne that any visitors can use the dark room.  That would get me to come!   It’s a dream come true.  Come on out!Life is good!

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