Oops! No need to worry. I have six and only need four for this project. Obviously he could not make these holes as large as they needed to be so he split the difference by...
Next the brackets had to be painted to match the rods. If you noticed in the picture above, they are silver.
First I sprayed them an antique bronze. Then I added a very light spritz of black.
That was hurdle #2. Hurdle #3 was attaching the bracket to the wall. Plaster walls don't hold up well under the weight of yards of fabric and I did not want to attach the rods to the woodwork. So, again Dan was called in to fix the problem. He cut wooden plaques to put behind the brackets.
There is considerable compromise involved in projects like this and although this is not ideal, it beat out the alternatives.
Installation of all these parts was a little tricky. Dan spent hours and took extra precautions to make sure these rods would perform well. I could give you the details but I really hope no one out there needs to know this.
Not the showiest picture but, there they are setting up for 24 hours before I hang anything on them.
Right now there is not one flat surface in this house that isn't piled with stuff including a lot of dust. Because I have a wide second story hallway, I chose it as my cutting table. A quick swish of the dust mop and I was in business. I arranged it so my cutting line was even with the stairs. That allowed me a place to kneel.
Each panel is 111 inches long. It was all simple straight sewing but it went on and on and ...not really all that bad...just being a martyr. I had to hang each panel to measure the hem line. 110 year old floors rise and fall slightly in odd places so the hems needed to be pinned and hemmed accordingly. (FYI: The color showing on my monitor is NOT the true color of the walls. It's green but not that springy.)
In the meantime this will have to suffice.
I added something to the design of the room yesterday that was never in the plan. I'll post about it in a few days.