$71.88 worth of curtains have been purchased for a whopping 8 panels. Yeesh. I went with the dark blue to counter the black. The panels are each 40"x84". The 84" is too long, but that's what the box of safety pins I bought is for. I'm guessing that since I want the pleated "movie theater wall" look I probably won't get much more than 20" per panel. We'll have to see when I get them up. I'm planning on just securing a wire to one end of the room and running it to an eye-hook at the other end and then using weight to tension it. That may or may not work, but we shall see. The wire/eyehook combo doesn't cost me anything as I already have it at home, so that will be what I try first. I also picked up a gallon of this
paint from Home Depot. It's actually quite a bit darker than on my computer screen and it's a pretty darn close match to the blue curtain panels that I picked up. I should be able to get the paint up tonight while my wife is at work. Not sure that I'll have time to tackle the curtains as I still have some other stuff to figure out.
I'm still trying to come up with ideas for attaching ends to 1/2" EMT conduit which seems to be more of a challenge than I first thought. I'll come up with something.
Some of you guys might wonder what the heck I'm doing, and some may even wonder why I explain what I'm doing because some of my ideas are really off-the-wall, but if I can spark ideas for other people, I consider that a win for me.
**EDIT** Oh yeah, just so I could be a pain-in-the-side of the paint guy at Home Depot, I told him that I wanted that color in the cheapest paint he had. He ended up having to scan the color swatch from the Behr display so that the computer could mix it with Glidden paint. He also didn't have the right base paint so he had to recalculate it with the step-up that he had in stock and he knocked off the price difference for me.